Piano Lessons in Lakewood, OH
Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Lakewood Music Academy
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.
“He joined his school’s rock club and I was just informed by his teacher that he did really well and they could tell he has had training! He was moved to tears and so was I. So shout out to Mr. Fred and Lakewood Music academy! ”
“They both enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to come back Monday. Thank you so much for making it such a positive experience for them, especially since I wasn’t able to be there. I really appreciate it.”
“I couldn’t be happier with my lessons. Maria continues to be an excellent instructor as I’ve made a lot of progress during my time at LMA. She has a way of taking her students level be level that’s both challenging and easy to understand. ”
“My teacher is amazing she goes in depth and always gives me feedback about what I should practice by myself. So far I’ve learned quite a bit.”
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 Lakewood Music Academy, 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), Lakewood Music Academy helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Voice, Piano, Guitar & Brass
Meghan Galloway teaches K-8 general music on the west side of Cleveland. She received her Bachelor of Music in music theory from Ithaca College. Meghan attended Eastern Illinois University to study music…
Ryan Farrell (b.1982) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and painter from Cleveland, Ohio who began playing guitar at the age of five and the piano at fourteen. In addition, Ryan also plays bass…
David Debick has served as director of music at Brecksville United Church of Christ since 2002, where he directs an adult choir, a children’s choir, a soprano recorder/dulcimer/guitar ensemble, and a youth
We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
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What you can expect
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What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?
The minimum age we recommend a student start piano lessons at Lakewood Music Academy is 5 years old. For younger students, we recommend an intro to the music program. 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!
Why Take Piano Lessons at Lakewood Music Academy?
Piano lessons in Lakewood at the Academy provide teachers who instruct on a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, 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. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple electronic keyboard with a minimum of 61 keys will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you when you take piano lessons in Lakewood at the Academy.
Our Piano Teachers
All of the teachers at Lakewood Music Academy 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 Start Taking Lessons?
No. You do not need a piano to start piano lessons, however, we do recommend having a digital piano keyboard in your home to practice between lessons. Also, keyboards are much more economical and require less commitment upfront when it comes to ongoing maintenance and moving costs.
Are There Piano Recitals?
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. In June and December, many Lakewood Music Academy students choose to perform in our Spring and Holiday recitals. For our students, these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Lakewood, we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.
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!