Piano Lessons in Geneva, IL
Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Hix Brothers Music School
Piano lessons are offered on a one-on-one basis with our highly qualified teachers and also through our group and pairs lessons. During private music lessons, the student will develop a plan for individual learning with their teachers.
Each teacher will work with the students to come up with a repertoire suitable for their optimum learning. Some students excel at classical learning, studying the masters from all time periods of music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc.). Other students wish to integrate elements of pop music, church music, jazz music, or all of the above!
Our Approach to Piano LessonsGET STARTED
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 Hix Brothers Music School, 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 & Goals
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), Hix Brothers Music School helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers
Each lesson plan is created by your instructor and catered to each student’s specific needs.
Raynette S is an experienced pianist and educator. She currently works as a part time church accompanist, a choir music director, accompanist for various school music events, and has been teaching for…
Larry Harris has been studying and learning about the art of piano for over 45 years! He studied at both DePaul University and University of Kentucky with an emphasis on jazz piano.
From a very young age, Sarah Olsen has had an interest in music. According to the archeologists of her childhood, her parents, she whistled at age 1 and sang her own version of opera babble at age 4, and she’s kept singing all the way up.
Piano, Bass, Guitar & Ukulele
Aaron Levy taught guitar, piano, performance and songwriting in the Charleston, SC area from 2002-2015 and owned a vintage record store from 2015-2018. He has coached multiple American Idol and X-Factor contestants,…
Lucas Bennett is a composer, singer, and songwriter. At 14, he began taking vocal lessons and performing through Hix Bros in Batavia. Throughout high school, he was the frontman for the progressive…
How it works
Together we explore student musical goals.
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
“Hix bros has been an exceptional experience. My instructors have been great at allowing me to get a great broad understanding of guitar, and a feeling of overall confidence with it. Shoutout to Brian and Sam, two Awesome instructors.”
“Extremely happy with the quality of lessons and the flexibility and ease of scheduling. Very happy to see my son back into his saxophone and practicing without being asked!”
“We have been going to Hix Bros. for several years now and the teachers have been great. My daughter plays guitar and now bass, and Ken has really helped her become a better musician. The Rock School program is so much fun! Would recommend them to anyone”
“My daughter has been taking beginner guitar lessons with Brian for a few months now and has been really loving her sessions. He keeps her interested by considering her personal music taste. Definitely recommend!”
“TMMA is awesome! What a great place for kids and adults to learn music! Larissa is the best! Such a talented vocalist and teacher. You should go there!”
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What’s a Good Age to Begin Piano Lessons?
We offer lessons to children and adults in Geneva, IL, and surrounding cities.
Certain aspects of piano technique, such as interval reach, can be physically challenging to a young child. At the same time, there are plenty of basics to learn before large interval reach is necessary.
At Hix Brothers Music School, we suggest beginning instruction no younger than age four. Have no fear: beginning at this young age will give your child plenty of time to progress in their keyboarding skills.
So, if you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.
Our Piano Teachers
All of the teachers at Hix Brothers Music School hold university degrees in music and are experts in their field. Our piano faculty have received their musical education from such prestigious institutions all over the country.
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 Learn the Instrument?
No, you do not need a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months.
Are There Piano Recitals?
We offer 2 recitals/year, but they do not have a student showcase concert. they do have 3 Rock U concerts a year.
We also actively facilitate our students’ participation in outside performances and competitions, such as the Society of American Musicians competition, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions, along with several area youth theater programs and local high school variety shows.
So, What Are You Waiting for?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of keyboarding, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey.
Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring piano professional.
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so get started today!