Piano Lessons in Cedar Park, TX

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Piano

Our Approach to Piano Lessons at Velocity Music Academy

Piano lessons are offered on a one-on-one basis with our highly qualified teachers and also through our group classes and pairs lessons. During private music lessons, the student will develop a plan for individual learning with their teachers.

Each teacher will work with the students to come up with repertoire suitable for their optimum learning. Some students excel at classical learning, studying the masters from all time periods of music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, etc.). Other students wish to integrate elements of pop music, church music, jazz music, or all of the above!

Young student playing the piano

Our approach to
piano lessons

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01 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 Velocity Academy, 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!

02 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.

03 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.

Our Piano Teachers:

Our piano teachers hold credentials from illustrious universities, and they perform regularly with various nationwide and community groups outside of the private piano studio. This wide range of experience allows them to pass on a bigger and more well-rounded musical perspective to their students.

Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Piano, Guitar and Art Teacher (online only)

Joshua Johnson got his undergraduate degree in music education in 2011 from Pittsburg State University. While attending school, he worked at a local nationally accredited childcare center which had classrooms that ranged

Beth Raschke

Beth Raschke

Piano, Voice, Music & Movement Classes

At an early age, Beth Raschke grew up hearing her parents’ record albums ranging from Bach to Broadway. At church, she was surrounded with beautiful voices and wonderful instruments. By the age

Bennie Braswell

Bennie Braswell

Violin and Piano

Bennie Braswell started playing violin at 6, and piano at 10. At 15, she started giving lessons to her teacher’s students who needed extra help before recitals or competition. She got her

Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Piano, Voice, & Composition

Stephanie Andrews is a composer, church musician, and educator who has taught piano, voice, elementary general music and movement, and middle school choir for over twenty-five years. She currently resides in Austin,

Rosemary Hamington

Rosemary Hamington

Voice and Piano

Rosemary Hamington is a classically trained voice and piano teacher with a diverse performing background. She has performed in several community theatre musicals, as well as a jazz/show choir, All-State choir, acapella

Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones

Piano

Award-winning American pianist and musician Timothy Jones has established himself as a versatile talent who possesses an abundance of creative and artistic energy. Timothy has performed in venues worldwide such as Lincoln

Kelly Smith Toney

Kelly Smith Toney

Piano, Violin & Viola

Kelly Smith Toney received her bachelor and master degrees from The Juilliard School. Upon graduation, she joined the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for a two-year engagement. Mrs. Toney has been concertmaster and orchestra

Stephanie Talley

Stephanie Talley

Piano

Stephanie Talley is a piano teacher who fell in love with the piano and classical music at the age of 8. She is a graduate of Angelo State University. She is classically

Ryan Hofstra

Ryan Hofstra

Voice, Piano & Guitar

Ryan studied contemporary and classical vocal performance, contemporary guitar performance, and music business in college. He earned a B.A. in Music Business with a minor in Vocal Performance from McNally Smith College

Collin Mullins

Collin Mullins

Guitar, Bass, Voice & Piano

My name is Collin, I am a professional musician, producer, and educator based in Austin, Texas! I have been playing music for over 15 years, toured nationally as a sideman, led several

Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Guitar, Piano, Student Bands

Chris Wright is a guitarist, pianist, and educator with a musical career spanning over twenty years. He first became interested in playing guitar as an early teen after being influenced by Guns

Frederick Jackson

Frederick Jackson

Piano

Frederick Jackson is a classically trained pianist originally from Rochester, NY. From a young age, Frederick was surrounded by music through his family and church and being exposed to a wide range

Dmitriy Krasny

Dmitriy Krasny

Piano

Dmitriy Krasny was born near Tashkent in Uzbekistan, which was then part of the USSR. At the age of seven, he moved to the US with his family. He started learning piano at eleven, under the guidance of Miron Galperin and Eva Zinger.

Bianca Reveles

Bianca Reveles

Voice, Piano & Music Explorers

Bianca Reveles, a native of Dallas, TX, is a dedicated music teacher known for her positive and encouraging approach to education. With almost 18 years of vocal experience…

Nila Dhinaker

Nila Dhinaker

Piano, French Horn

I am an experienced and passionate music educator offering piano and French Horn lessons with a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Performance and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Barbara (Barbi) Irizarry-Rivera

Barbara (Barbi) Irizarry-Rivera

Piano

My name is Barbara (Barbi) Irizarry-Rivera and I have a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Commercial Music Business and have been teaching vocals and keys for 3 years now. 

Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Piano, Violin, & Guitar

Peter Martin is an American composer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and live performer. He began his musical studies at age of 12 and within three years, he was invited to perform for two seasons with the Houston Youth Symphony at Jones Hall. 

How it works

Tell us about your musical goals.

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Play music! Parents get progress reports.

“Ulrich is a fabulously patient teacher! We enjoy the time he invests in teaching our daughter and we are enrolling our other kids in classes because of the great, positive experience Cayli has had at Velocity.”

— J. Cecil

“I wanted to ping you to let you know how pleased I am with G.’s progress under Tom’s teaching. Tom’s very skilled and engaging and G. is blossoming as a student – he loves guitar and counts the days between his lessons.”

— J. J.

“We love velocity. The facility is always very welcoming and cheerful. My 3 y.o. Enjoys the music together sessions. I feel like it’s encouraging him to develop a love of music and even helping with his rhythm in gross motor skills.”

— Marti Smith

“Shane has been a wonderful piano teacher for our 6-year-old son. He is extremely patient and has a great rapport with children. He has great judgment and the ability to provide the right balance of instructions and challenges and keep his classes enjoyable.”

— S. S.

“For the last 3 1/2 years Kathy Rabago has been my daughter’s piano teacher. She has excelled in her piano skills and abilities due to this teacher’s patience and knowledge. Thank you Kathy for all you’ve done!”

— J. P.

“Thank you, Velocity School of Music. Your wonderful guitar teacher, Ulrich Ellison, has inspired and nurtured our 7-year-old in his love for the guitar and he loves going to each lesson. Your school is friendly, welcoming, and top-notch!”

— R. Family

“My son is working with Abby to learn to play the cello, and we are both so happy to be working with such a talented and kind person!”

— L. C.

“The kids are having a blast doing music this summer with Jonathan, Sarah, and Josh. The boys tell me they wish their lessons were longer! Great teachers – just what they needed this summer- they are playing some really fun pieces. They each love their teachers.”

— P. O.

“Velocity has changed Dalton’s life and he has gained so much confidence and loves the piano.”

— R. L.

“Mercer has really enjoyed his first couple of lessons and Ashley is just awesome! He looks forward to the rest of the summer and hoping to continue into the next school year. Thanks!”

— Matt Donner

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

Weekly

30 Min Lesson

$150

Monthly

30 minute lessons are great for building a strong foundation.

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Weekly

45 Min Lesson

$215

Monthly

Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.

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Weekly

60 Min Lesson

$280

Monthly

Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.

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Frequently
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What’s a good age to begin piano lessons?

We offer lessons to children in the Austin and Cedar Park area beginning at age 4. Additionally, we offer lessons through the high school years and teach adults too! The piano is a wonderful versatile instrument that can bring joy through a lifetime a learning. Certain aspects of piano technique, such as interval reach, can be physically challenging to a young child. At the same time, there are plenty of basics to learn before large interval reach is necessary. At Velocity Music Academy, we suggest beginning instruction no younger than age four. Have no fear: beginning at this young age will give your child plenty of time to progress in their keyboarding skills.
So, if you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.

Our Piano Teachers

All of the teachers at Velocity Music Academy hold university degrees in music and are 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!

Do I need a piano to learn the instrument?

No, you do not need a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Contact us to learn more about keyword rentals and pricing.

Are there piano recitals?‍

Absolutely! Our students have the opportunity to perform. Private students are given the opportunity to participate in two recitals per year, one in December and one in May.

Sight Reading, Listening & Theory

For a small additional monthly fee, you can enroll your child in a weekly 30 minute lab time that takes places before or after the private lesson. In the lab time, the student will study music theory, sight reading, music listening and more. This can enhance their piano lessons and overall musicality.

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 why not get started today?