Piano Lessons At Music & Beyond
Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Music & Beyond
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.
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 Music & Beyond, 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), Music & Beyond helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
“Our son loves his piano lessons there with Hermann, a way cool musician in his own right! We love the whole environment at Music & Beyond – a place where everybody is passionate about music (starting with Aaron aka Papa Bear).”
“My son is going to for violin class since last few months and he really enjoying and instructor teaching techniques very well.”
“My 11 daughter has been taking piano lessons at Music & Beyond, for a couple of months. Her teacher is Riles, and he is very systematic with his instruction, and combines music theory with piano practice. He is patient and attentive to detail. ”
Anna Logiman was first introduced to the piano at age 5 by her mother, an avid pianist. She continued to learn piano under her mother until she was 10 in which she…
Lisa Braz has taught piano privately, prior to joining Music & Beyond. She has studied music at Las Positas College, Berkeley Jazz School, Hayward State Jazz Program and San Francisco State
Herman has earned a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s premier keyboardist. He is a writer, performer, piano teacher, and an entertainer. He has written many songs in an array of…
Michael Solomon is a Conservatory Music (RCM) certified piano instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching and working in the music industry. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano students…
Kathrine Waters is a performing vocal teacher with extensive experience in small and group instruction in voice and piano, as well as private lessons. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education
Piano, Voice, Ukulele
Taylor has been doing music her whole life, and was actually very adamant at a young age about it being something she could do for a living, and not just as a…
Kyrstyn began teaching music to children at 14 and has been performing since before she can remember. She teaches Voice, Piano, Songwriting, and Music Production privately as well as in public schools…
Patrick grew up in a musical family and learned to play the guitar and bass at an early age. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 11 and he is…
Varun Bathija has always been passionate about music and people. More importantly, how people connect to music and how it makes us feel. With a Degree in Music Production and an Emphasis…
Shannon loves to share her passion and skills in music with her students! She began piano lessons at age 8 and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Voice at Whitman College and
Piano, Guitar, Saxophone & Drums
Jeremy Greene is a multi-instrumentalist who has been studying and playing music for over 30 years and teaching for over 10. He started on piano in grade school, switched focus to saxophone…
Ayla Wilson has played piano since childhood and guitar since 2019. She is currently pursuing a degree in Music Industry Studies. As a songwriter and former ESL teacher…
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 Music & Beyond 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 Music & Beyond?
Piano lessons in Music & Beyond 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 Music & Beyond.
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.
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!