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Piano for Children

Our programs for children include a wide variety of group and private options for all ages and levels. Parents are encouraged to consider our most comprehensive offerings:

For kindergarteners and those seeking a flexible program:

  • Experiencing Music at the Piano for new students in K5
  • Young Musician Piano Study for 1st grade and above

Free to the community, we offer an annual Fall Festival for children for age 5 to 12.


Experiencing Music at the Piano

For kindergarteners (K5)
Mondays at 4:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. (2018–2019 Calendar)*
26 weekly 50-minute group classes, private mini-lessons, and 1 recital

This two-semester course combines learning music fundamentals and beginning piano playing techniques in a dynamic group setting. Private mini-lessons are included during the class throughout the year.

Designed for kindergarteners, the curriculum provides engaging music that can be played by small hands and fingers and includes learning through exploration and activity. Students perform in a mini-recital at the end of class I and are invited to perform in a formal recital at the end of class II.

To be eligible for the course, students must be enrolled in kindergarten and be able to read letters (not words) and numbers.

Student piano requirement: Acoustic piano (preferred) or 88-key digital piano with stand and bench
Practice requirement: 15 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week

Cost: 2 payments of $260. See policies and tuition for details. Register online.


Young Musician Piano Study

29 weekly 45- or 60-minute private lessons (2018–2019 Calendar)
2 repertoire classes, 2 recitals, 1 festival
In this program of study, students learn reading, repertoire and musicianship throughout the academic year. A wide variety of repertoire can be learned, from popular to Classical music, uniquely designed to suite the needs and desires of the student. Students participate in two pre-recital repertoire classes, two semester recitals, and CMTA Achievement Day.

Students with prior study may transfer into the program, pending an interview to ensure correct placement. Once there has been significant advancement in study (often by 7th grade), teachers will recommend lengthening lessons from 45 to 60 minutes.

Student piano requirement: Acoustic piano (preferred) or 88-key digital piano with stand and bench
Practice requirement: 30 to 45 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week
Students are encouraged to take at least 6 summer lessons or enroll in summer camp. 

Cost for 45-minute program: 2 payments of $522 or 6 payments of $174. 
Cost for 60-minute program: 2 payments of $687 or 6 payments of $229.
See policies and tuition for details. Register online.