Piano Lessons in Boulder, CO

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Our Approach

At Dana V Music, anyone can learn to play piano

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.

piano teacher showing the student musical notes

Our piano teachers

Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.

Brian Hickman

Brian Hickman


Brian 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.

Anna Ahrens

Anna Ahrens

Voice & Piano Teacher

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 conducting.

Maria Kurchevskaya Currey

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.

Jack Harless

Jack Harless

Voice, Violin, Beginning Piano

Jack Harless is an up-and-coming educator and vocalist based in Boulder, Colorado. Jack discovered his passion for singing and performing when he was young…

Walton Lott

Walton Lott

Piano Teacher

Walton Lott has been making music for nearly 30 years. He is currently an accompanist, performer, and teacher in the Boulder area, playing for church and school choirs, the Rocky Mountain Chorale…

Rachel Stoltz

Rachel Stoltz

Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and Basic Percussion

Rachel Stoltz is a transplant to Colorado from Music City: Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a Vocal Music Education degree.

Jeffrey Plettinck

Jeffrey Plettinck

Piano, Guitar

Jeffrey is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who has toured with A-list musicians across the country. He specializes in guitar and piano but also has expertise in music theory, songwriting, recording, mixing and mastering.

Miranda Schreiber

Miranda Schreiber


Miranda Schreiber is both a composer and pianist who is passionate about utilizing music to paint pictures of the human experience and imagination. As someone who has studied both composition and the piano extensively,…

Our Approach to Voice 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! 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.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget


30 mins



Great for learning the basics and building strong foundations.



45 mins



Great for the budding master.



60 mins



Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.


“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.”

— Justin Pappas

“Dana V has such a loving and supportive family of instructors and students. I really miss everyone in the studio!”

— Jessica

“My experiences at DVM, and the confidence I gained while learning to sing and use my voice are applicable every day at my job when I’m speaking with and presenting to clients.”

— Whitney Meer

What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get Started

What is the minimum age to start piano lessons at Dana V Music?

Piano lessons are great at any age. We typically work with students ages six and up, however, because the reading and comprehension skills have begun to develop at that point. This allows our piano students to be most successful in all aspects of our curriculum, from technique to music theory.

If you are unsure whether your child is ready for private lessons, we also offer a number of group classes for beginner and intermediate students aged 4-12 during the spring, summer, and fall. We would be delighted to help you find a good fit.

Do I need any prior experience?

Trying something new for the first time can be nerve-wracking! There’s no need to worry when you come to Dana V Music for piano lessons, though. Our teachers are committed to making sure you have everything you need to excel – whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pianist.

What music styles can I learn?

Our piano teachers have diverse and unique backgrounds. After helping you build the foundation for musical talent, they’ll be more than happy to share their expertise in all types and styles of music. You can explore everything from classical to contemporary and push your creative boundaries to grow in a safe and supportive environment.

What materials will I need?

Our completely customized piano lessons are entirely dependent on your personal skills, interests, and goals. Your piano instructor will provide you with a complete list of materials and resources that will support you on your musical journey at Dana V Music, including books, videos, online tools, and more.

What should you consider when picking an instrument?

The piano is one of the most popular instruments students of all ages choose for lessons. There is a lot to consider when selecting the specific instrument you’d like to learn to play. Our talented staff can help you identify the right option for your practicing capabilities, interests, and age.

Why come to Dana V for piano lessons?

You have choices when looking for piano lessons in the Boulder area. We pride ourselves on a philosophy that empowers students to find success.
The environment we create for our students is one of our most prized features. Our piano students have the opportunity to express themselves without any limits and grow along their own path.

Our student-oriented approach allows you to direct your own musical journey and achieve success in whatever form you choose.

Where are you located?

Dana V Music is located at 901 Front St Suite B150, Louisville, CO 80027. We serve communities in Boulder and Louisville Colorado.

Ready to begin piano lessons?

If you’re interested in trying piano lessons, there is no better time than now to start! Come learn from our passionate and enthusiastic instructors and start exploring the world of music.
Contact us today to schedule your first piano lesson.