The Music Studio offers lessons for beginning to advanced piano students. If you are a beginner, you will first learn the fundamentals of piano technique including correct hand position and posture, as well as basic music reading skills. As you progress to playing songs hands together, you will also develop your counting skills as you play a variety of musical styles during your piano lessons. Once the basics have been covered, students may focus on playing classical or popular music, or a combination of both. The playing of scales and chords is also introduced. Students may also prepare for music examinations.
Intermediate and advanced students may further develop their technical and reading skills as they learn how to interpret a variety of music from the piano repertoire. Students may learn how to play jazz and related skills such as how to read chord symbols, chord voicing techniques and soloing.
Method books include:
- Piano Adventures Series
- the Alfred Basic Piano Series
- the Alfred Basic Adult Course
- the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library
- Keyboard Theory Series
- the ABC of Piano Playing Series
- the Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Series
- the Faber and Faber Popular Music Series
- The Jazz Piano Book
- the I Can Read Music Series