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Piano Lessons in Lafayette, LA

Developing confidence & creativity through 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 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.

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Our Approach to Piano Lessons at The Music Box

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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.

“The Music Box is a great place to have your child grow musically and to gain self-confidence. When I decided to put my child in The Music Box for voice and guitar, it was the best thing I could have done for my daughter’s confidence. ”

— Charleen. D.

“Today was the fall concert at Acadiana Center for the Arts. You could feel the love and compassion of the instructors for their students as we watched them support them on and off stage. It was absolutely beautiful to behold.”

— Melissa. B.

“We love The Music Box! It’s a wonderful place with instructors that not only teach music, but also create a safe, fun, confidence-building environment. It’s an all around 5 star place!”

— Daphne. R.

“My experiences with The Music Box have been 10 star quality. From the initial contact with Peyton, to the excellent and often amusing experiences with Courtney, to the best guitar teacher ever Christian my family and I enjoy every encounter.”

— Olita. M.

piano lessons student in lafayette la
Blair

Blair

Piano

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…

Katie

Katie

Piano

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

Jim

Piano & Guitar

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

Emile

Piano

Emile is a classically trained pianist who has studied piano since the age of 5 under the instruction of Mrs. Mila Olivier. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette under the instruction of Dr. Susanna Garcia. 

Kurt

Kurt

Piano

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

Jarod

Jarod

Piano

Jarod is from Mandeville, Louisiana and has been living in Lafayette for the past several years. He is currently enrolled at The University of Louisiana at Lafayette pursuing a degree in Piano Performance.

Ezra

Ezra

Piano

Ezra is from Alexandria, Louisiana, and has recently moved to Lafayette to pursue his master’s degree in music with a concentration in Instrumental Conducting from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

What you can expect

Together we explore student musical goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?

Students can begin piano lessons at the age of 4! It’s the easiest and most tangible instrument to learn at the beginning.

Why Take Piano Lessons at The Music Box?

Piano lessons at The Music Box 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 The Music Box .

Our Piano Teachers

All of the teachers at The Music Box have extensive experience and are experts in their field.

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!