Piano Lessons in Fort Myers, FL

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At Fort Myers School of Music, anyone can learn to play the piano 

Looking for piano lessons in Fort Myers? We believe every student is unique and different in their own way. Therefore, why should lessons be any different? Each piano lesson is tailored to the individual student’s specific interests and needs.

While focusing on foundational elements such as proper technique, reading music, finger position, etc., our teachers also help students learn songs they are familiar with. This includes movie theme music, popular songs on the radio, their favorite classical artist etc. This helps keep students motivated and pushing further to learn each week.

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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 in Fort Myers, FL:

Heidi L

Heidi L

Piano, Voice, Violin

Heidi has a very outgoing personality and is often accompanied by her puppy Gershwin! She is the perfect teacher for those students who require a little more stimulation during the lesson. She often plays duets with her students at lessons an recitals. Heidi began studying piano at the young age of six, and ranked 2nd […]

Colette J

Colette J

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.

Carlos G.

Carlos G.

Piano, Voice, Violin, Theory

Carlos was born in Havana Cuba and immigrated to Miami when he was a child. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Computer Science. He is certified to teach K-12. Carlos taught music in Miami public schools for 14 years and 15 years for the New York City Department […]

Joanne H.

Joanne H.

Piano

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.

Dan K.

Dan K.

Piano, Woodwinds

Daniel K. earned his Master of Music degree in ’88 from the New England Conservatory, (Jazz Studies), and is a former full-time professor for Berklee College of Music in Boston, from which he graduated Magna cum Laude in Applied Music.ax

Beth C.

Beth C.

Piano, Theory

Beth is a graduate of Stephans College and Indiana University with degrees in Music Education – with a piano concentration. She teaches in a very “motherly” style and her students love her as a teacher, so much so that her students often continue with lessons until they go to college.

Sofia M.

Sofia M.

Voice, Piano

Sofia Yanez is an exceptional soprano, piano coach, and teacher from Guayaquil, Ecuador. She began her musical journey at a young age and has achieved notable success throughout her academic and professional career. Sofia has performed in various venues throughout Miami and South Florida

Sean D.

Sean D.

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.

Jennifer M.

Jennifer M.

Piano, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet

“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.

Hannah S.

Hannah S.

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.

Alex P.

Alex P.

Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Theory, Music Production, Songwriting

Alex is a seasoned musician who has been in the industry for over 20 years. He began his musical journey in music school, mastering the accordion and classical guitar, before transitioning to playing drums in rock and metal bands. Alex’s love for music led him to become a jazz guitarist during his college years, and […]

Scott G.

Scott G.

Piano, Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Drums, Flute, Guitar & Ukulele

Scott is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory where he received his Bachelor of Music in classical guitar performance. While attending Peabody Conservatory he had the great honor to study with guitarists Manuel Barrueco, Julian Gray, and lutenist Ronn McFarlane.

Juan P.

Juan P.

Voice, Piano, Guitar

Juan started his musical education with guitar, piano, solfeggio, music theory, choir, and music history in the Vocational School of Arts. He graduated from the from the professional school of Music of Holguin in 1996 and Instituto Superior de Artes (University for the Arts) in 2002 in Havana.

Samantha O

Samantha O

Piano, Voice, Flute, Guitar & Ukulele

Samantha O’Brien is a talented music educator with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree from Lakeland University. She is skilled at playing the violin, flute, and piccolo, and has received classical voice training from four different teachers.

Earl S.

Earl S.

Piano, Voice, Violin, Drums

Earl is a music educator with over 20 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education with a vocal emphasis from Florida A and M University (2002) and a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Florida (2010).

Daylin L.

Daylin L.

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.

Bethany S.

Bethany S.

Piano, Brass, Woodwinds

Bethany is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace University and her Master of Music Education degree from Florida State University. Bethany teaches private music lessons and taught band classes in Colorado and Fort Myers schools.

“The instructors are amazing! i love the one-on-one sessions. They are very thorough and passionate about the lessons and so encouraging. My voice has improved so much in just a matter of a month and Kelly and the staff are truly talented and amazing individuals. 5 stars! ”

— Samuel

“What an amazing first session! I love my vocal instructor, Kelly! She made me feel really comfortable and took her time teaching me incredible warm-up exercises that actually expanded my range INSTANTLY! Best of all I had fun. Im so glad I came here and Im looking forward to next week!”

— Samuel R.

“Rating 5/5 Jay and Kay are super nice! As a piano teacher, Kay has a lot of experience. Her lessons are fun. She knows the right tricks when it comes to understanding the piano. The environment is beautiful and well organized. If you want quality lessons this is the place!”

— Gabriella

“I have been taking lessons since July, 2017 with Kay and enjoy every lesson. She is patient, fair and a delightful person! I’m surprised at what I have been able to learn and highly recommend adult lessons.”

— Anne

“​I have been taking piano lessons here for over a year and a half and have had nothing but good experiences here. They paired me up with Beth and I cannot say enough good things about her (that would have to be another paragraph and 5 star review). ”

— Jim

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What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Our helpful front desk staff are here 6 days a week to get you started!

Weekly

30 min

$130

Monthly

No large initial payments (just first month and a $35 registration fee).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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!

What Will I Learn in Piano Lessons?

Our piano 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.

When you enroll 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!

Are Your Piano Instructors Qualified?

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 country for the top piano teachers, who embody the high values at Fort Myers School of Music. 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 credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student, and their parent, on a personal level. 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 have a piano at home before starting lessons, but you can start lessons at our school with an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students buy digital pianos to practice on at home. We recommend at least keyboard that has 61 regular sized weighted 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.
You may think that Craigslist is a good resource, and you can find a piano for around $300. However, it can be expensive to pay a piano mover (around $300), but worth it unless you have strong men, moving straps and a truck! Add to that at least two tunings and repairs. We have hand picked great new and used starter instruments to insure our students are practicing on an appropriate instrument at home.
To have the best success, look for the following things in a keyboard:
88 weighted keys
Sustain Pedal (when you hold it down, the sound rings out)
Touch sensitive keys (when you play harder, it sounds louder; when you play softly, it sounds quieter)

How Long Does it Take to Learn to Play Piano?

There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn to play piano. 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.

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 piano. 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.

How Much Are Piano Lessons in Fort Myers, FL?

Weekly 30 minute lessons cost $130 per month at Fort Myers School of Music.


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