Piano Lessons At Melody Academy of Music
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Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Melody Academy of Music
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 and more. 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.
The best part is, all of this takes place in your home, saving you tons of time!
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 Melody Academy of 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 & 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), Melody Academy of Music helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
Chesley Mok graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and received a Master of Music at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying Collaborative Piano
At a naive, young age, I inherited an ancient relic known as a portable CD player, and, in bewitchment by it, set out to become a rockstar and a classical composer. I
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I-Chen Su is a native of Taiwan, and has been teaching at Melody Academy of Music since 2014. She received her BA in Music from Tainan National University of the Arts, MM
Lori Lee is a native of Taiwan. In elementary school, she decided to start learning music because other kids were playing music, and her older sister played music, too! She started out
Melody started learning piano at age of 4. Beginning at elementary school, she started participating in competitions and soon became very competitive in the northeast region of China. Later, she went on
Shirley Zhu began her piano journey at age six. She attended California State University at East Bay, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and later a Master of
Una is a graduate from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she studied piano performance and psychology. Una began playing the piano when she was four years old, and has been
Victor Chen is a native of the Bay Area of California. He began piano lessons at the age of 3; at the time, his older siblings were also learning piano. He received
Yo Han Kim
Yo Han Kim is a lifelong pianist, instructor, and accompanist. He has been actively teaching piano to children, teens, adults, and seniors for over 3 years. Students, audiences, and musicians are drawn
A native of the Bay Area, Carina started piano at age 6. She was inspired by her older sister, who had been learning piano for a few years at that time. She
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Brandon Ung received his Bachelor’s (B.A.) degree in Commercial Music at Biola University with an emphasis in guitar. He also studied voice and piano in college, performing in several ensembles including Jazz
Erin started to learn music at the age of six. She learned the piano first and then learned the violin. When she was twelve, she studied in Middle School of Xinghai Conservatory
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Yina Ma started violin lessons at 4 years old. Because her father is a violinist, she naturally started learning violin with him. Through the years, she came to discover that she wanted
Susan completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Taiwan with a Violin performance major and a Piano performance minor and earned her Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University. She
Heejung Biemer was born in Busan, South Korea. She began playing piano when she was nine years old. She graduated with a degree in Piano Education. Ms. Heejung has been teaching piano
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Max Cheung is a pianist from Hong Kong who discovered his passion for music at the age of 6. He has won various music competitions including the piano, Er-hu, Er-hu Ensemble, and
We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget
Great for learning the basics and building foundations.
Great for the budding master.
Longer sessions, great for motivated musicians.
What you can expect
1. Together we explore student musical goals.
2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.
3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
Jie Chen | Parent
“My older one has been with Melody Academy of Music over 6 years, and younger one started learning piano here two years ago. We have been very happy with our experiences here. Teachers are very professional and have passion in music. The school principal Ms. Melody made learning music joyful while challenging kids to improve to next level. My kids learned a lot here. I highly recommend this music school.”