Piano Lessons in Cape Coral, FL
At Cape Coral School of Music, anyone can learn to play the piano
Looking for piano lessons “near me”? We’re the top choice for piano & keyboard lessons in Cape Coral! We’ll have the ideal piano teacher for you. Specializing in piano & keyboard classes for kids & adults located in Cape Coral! Also serving Matlacha, Iona, Saint James, and Lee County.
Our Approach to Piano Lessons
Piano Lessons Should Be Fun!
We know that an interest in piano may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Our goal is for every student to LOVE their music lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!
Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time at the keys or you’re a seasoned pianist, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the piano. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including hand, wrist and arm technique, bench position, and pedaling. We believe that full-body instruction is essential to musicianship and safeguards students from injury.
Once the fundamentals are in place, you and your teacher can craft the story you want your music to tell. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing musicianship and exploring nuance through dynamics, pausing, phrasing, and varying tempos. Learn with us as we infuse elements of music theory and music history into our well-rounded approach to fostering musical excellence.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. Regardless of ability or prior experience, our teachers take an individualized approach to each of our students – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
While fundamentals and technique are essential, our ultimate goal is to equip students to begin exploring their own personal musical style and interests. Your teacher will work with you to understand where you want to go, and craft a unique plan to get you there. Whether your style is classical or pop (or anything in between), we help students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn a classical sonata, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
From the age of 3, Sally has spent her life learning, performing, and teaching music. Her studies began with Betty Haig and the Chicago Suzuki Institute. As a teen and young adult she attended various summer music festivals in Brevard NC, Killington, VT, and Hot Springs, AK. She studied under Valerie Adams and Carolyn Stuart […]
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass
Alex studied music at the Los Andes University in Venezuela, and pipe organ from Father Jose Maria. He has been writing and performing live his music since 1982. Alex can teach in English and Spanish a lot of different styles of music including Metal, Rock, Blues to Latin Bolero, and is well-versed in Pop and […]
Piano, Voice, Trumpet
Tara began her musical career in 4th grade as a trumpet player. In High School, she was constantly first and second chair and played in both Concert and Jazz band. She then made a move to the bright lights of the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada pursuing her passion for singing. At […]
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Theory, Songwriting
Colette is an avid lover of music, a teacher of music, and a professional musician. She now has 40 years of experience in vocal and instrumental instruction for various age groups and learning levels, as well as performing professionally in voice, piano, and guitar.
Beatrice has been teaching piano and guitar for over 30 years. She graduated from CW Post college and has been active in the local music scene for years. She teaches all ages with a more traditional approach utilizing classical pieces with some modern music. Bea gets to know each of her students on a personal level […]
Joanne holds a Batulers of Music and Master of Music degree from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. She was the accompanist at the Episcopal Academy where she worked with middle ad upper school choirs, musical productions, and chapel where she played the pipe organ.
Piano, Drums, Guitar & Ukulele
Steve is a musician & creative artist with a diverse set of skills and experience. He graduated with a bachelor’s in music composition from Baldwin Wallace University and composes orchestra music & electronic music. He has performed in classical and popular music groups on a variety of instruments.
Piano, Guitar, Drums, Bass
Sean is a composer at heart. His parents purchased him a piano and by 13 he was winning regional piano competitions. At this age, he expanded his musical abilities and played guitar, bass, and drums. Sean teaches classical, Rock, and jazz styles.
Piano, Drums, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Joe is a multi-talented individual with diverse achievements across music, education, psychology, and academia. He studied music composition at FSU and The Prague Conservatoire, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from FGCU.
Iryna graduated With a Bachelor of Arts from Yalta Pedagogical Musical College in Ukraine in 1978, specializing in piano, singing, composition, conducting, and musical history. She began her teaching career in 1982 at Simferopol Public School, teaching music, piano, and voice and special piano lessons for advanced students.
Piano, Trumpet, Trombone
Daylin graduated from the Higher Institute of Art in Cuba where she was a member of several orchestras and was a soloist in the National Concert Band of Cuba. She is a composer and performer and is well-known among lovers of Cuban music. Daylin teaches in Spanish and is quickly learning English.
“Ms. Jen” received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award while still in high school. She studied music at the University of North Texas and the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s degree of Music in Jazz Studies Performance. Jennifer continues to perform with the Florida Orchestra, the SWFL Symphony, The Sarasota Orchestra, and […]
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Bassoon/Oboe, Trombone, Tuba, Clarinet
Lucille Foster is an accomplished musician and teacher with an impressive list of achievements. She holds degrees from Edison College and Florida State University, where she played clarinet with the symphonic band and even joined them on tour.
Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Harp
Hannah is a professional freelance musician in Southwest Florida. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she started her musical studies at the age of 5 with piano lessons. Being a child of two opera singers exposed her to many musical experiences including dancing ballet, performing in dramatic productions, singing in choirs, as well as studying multiple instruments.
“Me and my girls absolutely adore this place! They are learning so much and always come out of their lessons excited to tell me about what they learned that week. ”
“We love the Cape Coral School of Music. The staff is passionate, patient and encouraging. Our son has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Jennifer for almost a year now. We wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. I highly recommend this school.”
“My daughter is taking Ukulele lessons from Robert and she just loves it! He is such an excellent instructor and he is so patient and kind. I can’t believe how much she has learned in her short time there. Awesome music school!”
“I am so pleased that I found a great instructor with patience enough to help this old man…he explains lesson material well and understandable. If I have a problem he takes time to explain further until I get it.”
What you can expect
Tell us about your musical goals.
Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
30 min Lesson
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What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?
The minimum age we recommend a student start piano lessons is 5 years old. Starting age will largely depend on the student when it comes to piano or keyboard. So, some students may need to wait longer than others to start. Contact us and we can help determine if your child is ready to start!
How Long Does it Take to Learn Piano?
There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.
Our Piano Teachers
Our piano instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn’t automatically make you a teacher–that’s why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!
We search the entire area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at CCSOM. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching abilities, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent or caregiver on a personal level. We do local, state, and federal background checks on all instructors and we search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don’t have to!
Do I Have to Know How to Read Music?
No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.
Do I Need a Piano to Start Taking Lessons?
It is ideal if you do have a piano at home before starting lessons, but you can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students rent or buy small electric keyboards practice on at home. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.
Craigslist is a good resource and you can find a piano for around $200. It can be expensive to pay a piano mover (around $300), but worth it unless you have physically strong people to help, moving straps and a truck! (Which can be done!)
To have the best success, look for the following things in a keyboard:
1. 88 keys
2. Sustain Pedal (when you hold it down, the sound rings out)
3. Touch sensitive keys (when you play harder, it sounds louder; when you play softly, it sounds quieter)
I Don’t Have Any Musical Background Or Ability. Can I Still Help My Child Practice?
Yes. Even if you don’t have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child’s music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands. We also send lesson notes weekly and sometimes create videos to help in the most effective way possible.
What Will I Learn in Piano Lessons?
Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.
If you enroll here for piano lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!
What Styles of Music Can I Learn?
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With 16 teachers at Cape Coral School of Music, you are sure to find we are the best match for YOU.