Our unique piano lessons allow students to:
Feel connection and community.
Feel confident and successful.
Experience joy and fun and share that with others.
Ages 3-8: Music for Young Children Piano Program:
Playful and fun 50 minute weekly piano classes, grouped according to age and experience, $110/month
In these engaging piano lessons, students don’t just learn to play the piano and read music. They also sing, compose and play in ensembles becoming well-rounded musicians at an early age. Each 50 minute lesson engages the four learning styles through: singing and movement, listening and ear training, playing the piano, rhythm ensembles, rhythm dictation and even composing. Each age appropriate activity will develop not only their musical ability but also build their confidence providing a supportive community of musical friends. MYC is the only early-childhood piano method that integrates Conservatory repertoire within the method, working towards each student completing their first piano exam upon graduation if they choose.
Why learn in a small class setting?
Learning with others is fun and playful AND there are some big benefits for kids:
- GREAT RHYTHM: When kids learn in a group setting they learn to keep time and work as a team in ensemble playing.
- MORE HOME PRACTICE: Group learning is social and motivating. They will look forward to fun with friends each week and will be more motivated to practice at home.
- MORE SKILLS: The longer lesson allows time for them to learn so much more than just piano. There will be games, composing, ear training and piano improvisation, too!
- CONFIDENCE: Working in a small group they receive encouragement from their peers and see that they are not alone when it comes to learning the challenging parts. They will also have membership to the Tonara app and access to extra help throughout the week 24/7
Lessons are delivered through a combination of the following: in person or Zoom class time, customized homework assignments, interactive videos, music apps for learning theory, recording, performing, and more! Tuition: $110/month plus a yearly books and materials fee.
“We have been a part of Michelle’s studio for 3 years and I cannot recommend Michelle enough! I love the way MYC teaches the children to learn notes and read music with fun characters, stories and songs. Michelle is encouraging when the material gets a little tougher and is easily able to adapt to teaching challenges that might arise during class. My daughter has high anxiety and can struggle with class settings, however she tells me she loves playing piano. I attribute that 100% to Michelle’s teaching style.
Ages 9 and up: Intermediate Piano Program
For MYC grads and later beginners, mixed ages and levels, 55 minute class $110/month
The fun and motivating small class style setting of piano lessons addresses the problems piano students face: the difficulty of home practice and the isolation of being a solo player.
This is often because traditional private lessons just don’t offer enough time. In this program, students will spend 55 minutes weekly in a structured but safe environment with a professional teacher empowering them to build problem solving skills, self-direct their learning and navigate their music independently so they can become confident musicians. They will receive the one on one attention they need as well as the space to work through it on their own.
They will receive encouragement and practice guidance, gain self-confidence, progress faster and love their lessons! This approach reduces anxiety, boosts confidence and focuses on supporting students while cultivating their love for piano. Students spend time practicing all their pieces during their lessons rather than being sent home to learn and practice them. They leave lessons excited to play what they’ve learned.
They will also learn the valuable skills of ensemble playing and enjoy making music with others while solidifying a great sense of rhythm!
Lessons are delivered through a combination of the following: in person or Zoom class time, customized homework assignments, interactive videos, music apps for learning theory, recording, performing, and more!
Tuition for this program is $1100 per year or $110/month and includes 5 master classes and 2 recitals.
Online Piano Lessons
Available as hybrid, online only or asynchronous video lessons.
Hybrid lessons: for these lessons you choose between coming in studio some weeks and joining online during weeks you are sick or weather is inclement.
Online only lessons: these lessons available as 12 week semester lessons or asynchronous video lessons. Both are an engaging and innovative way to enjoy piano lesson from the comfort of your home!
“Michelle didn’t miss a beat when making the switch to online learning! We’ve been so impressed with all her cool games and creative ways to engage students. She consistently surpasses expectations!” ~Stephanie, parent