Piano Lessons in Boulder, CO
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Our Approach to Piano Lessons
At Dana V. Music, piano students receive personalized instruction from highly qualified professionals in a positive and supportive learning environment. Our first priority is teaching healthy technique, including proper hand, wrist, and arm technique, seated posture, and pedaling technique. Students typically begin by learning fundamental repertoire and expand to supplemental styles based on their abilities and interests, including musical theatre, contemporary/popular, jazz, folk, and movie music.
At Dana V Music, piano students receive personalized instruction from highly qualified professionals in a positive and supportive learning environment. Learning to play the piano can be a lifelong adventure that adds value for all ages. Whether you’re looking for an engaging hobby or have aspirations of a professional career as a musician, Dana V Music in Boulder can provide you with catered instruction that helps you achieve your goals.
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! Here at Dana V. Music, 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), Dana V. helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
We work individually with each family to understand their child’s musical needs. Our philosophy is that each child’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique
Each lesson plan is created by your instructor and catered to you, or your child’s specific needs. Our in-home lessons in and around Boulder are unique in that we offer a high-quality lesson experience that also provides you with the convenience of time saved driving and waiting.
Brad Haag is a teacher, collaborative pianist, soloist, and lecturer with a lifelong mission to create outstanding musical experiences for listeners, students, and colleagues. His academic career includes teaching positions on the
Piano & Voice ( Online Only )
Glenda Phillips brings 40 years of experience teaching piano and voice lessons to Dana V Music. She received her Bachelors from Syracuse University and her Masters from Ithaca College, both in Piano
Anna Ahrens (she/her) is a conductor and vocalist born and raised in northeast Ohio. In 2017 Anna graduated from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio with a masters degree in choral
Pianist Tamara Goldstein enjoys a wide-ranging career as a chamber musician, educator, and recitalist. From a musical family, she received her early training at the pre-college divisions of the Manhattan School of
Brian Hickman is a pianist who is noted for his rich tonal palette, impassioned lyricism, and poetic sensibilities — revealing a strong influence of the French school of pianism in his playing.
Maria Kurchevskaya Currey
Pianist and teacher Maria Kurchevskaya Currey holds a Doctoral degree in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied under Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. She received her Master’s degree
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
Weekly 30 Min
Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.
Weekly 45 Min
Great for the budding master.
Weekly 60 Min
Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.
What you can expect
1. Tell us about your musical goals.
2. Match with one of our expert instructors.
3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Justin Pappas | Alumni Student
“Dana V allowed me to explore my interest in music and theater. All the instructors have an amazing guiding hand which encourages every student to become their own artist. With their help, I was able to transition into the college process unafraid.”