Our Approach to Piano Lessons at The Music Box
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.
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 The Music Box, 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.
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), The Music Box helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
Blair has been playing and studying cello for over 15 years starting in New Orleans under Dr. Joseph Butts, and piano since the 4th grade from J. Wallace James. Blair has been
Ms. Katie is an undergraduate student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, studying instrumental Music Education. Her primary instrument is the B-flat clarinet; however, she has studied piano under Dr. Chan-Kiat
Jim found his love for music at the age of 7 when he began learning piano. After years of lessons, he applied those skills and taught himself guitar and bass as well
Emile is a classically trained pianist who has studied piano since the age of 5 under the instruction of Mrs. Mila Olivier. He currently studies Piano at the collegiate level at the
Originally from New Orleans, Kurt started singing opera at the age of 12 and has always been drawn to music. At the age of 14, Kurt auditioned at the New Orleans Center
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.
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