Piano Lessons in Sacramento, CA
At Natomas, anyone can learn to play the piano
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.
Our piano teachers
Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
I am Mark I directed high school music programs for 18 years. I retired from public school and have been teaching privately for over 5 years. I work with 70+ students each
Guitar, Voice, Piano
Lucas Bakker is a Dutch and Mexican-American composer, music producer, and teacher, who prides himself in blending his multi-cultural heritage into his works. Recent accomplishments include scoring the Feature Film Search and
Piano, Drums, Guitar, Brass, Woodwinds, Ukulele, Strings
Norman Keown holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Music from the University of California, Sacramento with an emphasis on Music Education. He holds a California Teacher’s Credential as well. He has….
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums
Dimitri was born and raised in Palm Springs, CA. He taught himself how to play bass guitar in 9th grade from reading tabs and watching YouTube videos. He then joined his high
Alex Bird began learning piano at age seven and music stayed part of his life since. He built his first guitar in middle school prompting him to teach himself guitar. At 15
T. Theresa Jackson
Piano, Voice, Guitar
T. Theresa Jackson received her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Therapy from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Stockton, CA in 2007 and her AA Degree in Music from
Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ukulele
Luke began his teaching career in 2004 and joined NSM in 2012. He is a guitarist, and singer/songwriter for the rock bands Ostrich Theory and Ear Kitty , as well as a…
NSM is proud to introduce our new teacher Babak Sabetian. Babak has more than 25 years of experience teaching music, and, in addition he plays in the TOCCATA-Tahoe…
Philip is an award winning composer, pianist and founder of Sacramento Piano Day. He graduated with the highest of honors in Film…
Ken Dulay has been teaching both voice and piano at NSM since June 2022. He is currently a student at Sacramento State University, double majoring in Vocal Performance and Music Education.
Kevin Martinez began learning the piano in 2010 and received his degree in piano performance in 2016, the same year he started teaching at the Natomas School of Music.
Chee Tien Choo
Tien is from Malaysia and moved to the Sacramento region not too long ago. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical from UCSI University (Malaysia…
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 Natomas School 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
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), Natomas School of Music helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
“I love absolutely love NSM! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft. Glenn matched my daughter with a great guitar Instructor. ”
“My son has been taking piano lessons at Natomas School of Music for about a year and a half so far. I really appreciate their organized approach and Mr. Philip is great with my son. I highly recommend Natomas School of Music.”
“Experience was short but sweet. Atmosphere was conducive for learning and very welcoming. Thank you Mr Ken.”
“This is a great place to learn an instrument or work on singing. The staff is friendly, supportive and understanding. No age limits. Great experience. My 7 and 9 year olds both loved the drums and my 9 year old enjoyed piano. They want to play guitar next year.”
What you can expect
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Match with one of our expert instructors.
Play music! Parents get progress reports.
Frequently Asked QuestionsGet Started
What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?
The minimum age we recommend a student start piano lessons at Natomas School of Music 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!
Why Take Piano Lessons at Natomas School of Music?
Piano lessons at Natomas School of Music 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 at Natomas School of Music.
Our Piano Teachers
All of the teachers at Natomas School of Music are professionally trained and 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.
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!
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.
If you enroll here 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!