Find a classical piano lessons in Palo Alto, CA

Find classical piano lessons in Palo Alto, CA

Find classical piano lessons in Palo Alto, CA

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Top 10 classical piano lessons in Palo Alto, CA

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Jazz/Pop Expressions

Jazz/Pop Expressions

5.0Exceptional(6)
11 hires on Lessons
44+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Roopsha S. says, "Our boys (7 and 10) have been taking piano lessons from Laura Michele for the past 1.5 yrs, and love their classes. Laura Michele has a wonderful connection with each kid and truly knows how to make learning music a joyful and creative experience. She follows the Orff Schulwerk teaching model, where the kids are given space and encouragement to express themselves through improvisation and stories. It's unlike any other music class we've been to. We feel so lucky to have found Laura Michele." Read more
Tiffany's Music Studio

Tiffany's Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Palo Alto, CA
I am a UC Berkeley student with 12+ years of personal music training and 3+ years of music teaching experience. I have successfully guided students in piano, singing, sight reading, and music theory for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Exams, ABRSM Exams, and AP Music Theory Exam. As a Bay Area native, I am knowledgable of local music competitions and performance opportunities suitable for you or your student. I am passionate about piano and singing, and love working with students of all ages and experience levels (entry-level to advanced). Please reach out to [email protected] for inquiries!
Nora Ayzman

Nora Ayzman

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Palo Alto, CA
Yukiko K. says, "Nora is very patient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed our online lesson and hope to switch to face to face lessons once pandemic is over. " Read more

Your classical piano questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do classical piano lessons cost?

Classical piano lessons cost $40 to $80 hourly on average. Piano lesson packages cost $150 to $360 per month for weekly private lessons in-home or at a studio. Musicians recommend in-person lessons for classical piano playing so that the teacher can correct your hand positions better.

What are classical piano lessons?

Classical piano lessons teach you the traditional playing style of music written by composers like Mozart and Beethoven. You'll also learn important techniques and how to read sheet music of classical arrangements.

How long must you take piano lessons to play classical?

You must take piano lessons for 1 to 2 years with consistent practice to play simple classical pieces. Some people can make faster progress if they practice more often or have prior musical experience.

How long are classical piano lessons?

Classical piano lessons are 30 to 60 minutes long on average. The amount of time varies according to the teacher's style and the abilities of the student.

How do I find the best classical piano lessons near me?

Find classical piano lessons from private instructors by looking through the listings here on the Lessons website. Local music schools sometimes offer virtual lessons online as well.

Prior to hiring a local piano instructor, you should always:

  • Secure a minimum of 3 lesson cost estimates to get a clear comparison.
  • Read their ratings on sites such as Lessons and Google.
  • Talk to students on their references list.
  • Collect a written agreement and a lesson timeline before lessons begin.
  • Wait until after your preliminary sessions to start pre-booking for a month of lessons.

What question do I ask when choosing classical piano lessons?

When you're searching for a piano teacher, be sure to ask these questions:

  • How many years have you been teaching piano?
  • What is your formal music education background?
  • Which classical music composers are your favorites?
  • What is the typical age range of your students?
  • Do you offer a trial lesson, either for free or at a discounted rate?
  • If I don't have a piano, what type of keyboard should I get for practicing?
  • How much practice should I be doing outside of our lessons?
  • What textbooks do I need, and what's their cost?
  • Do you give assignments or pieces to memorize after each lesson?
  • Can you adapt your teaching style based on the individual student's needs?
  • What should I bring with me to our lessons?
  • How many different piano genres and styles can you teach?
  • Can I get a written copy of our agreement and the payment terms?
  • What is your policy for cancelling a lesson?
  • Will I be able to choose some of my own favorite songs to learn?

Reviews for Palo Alto classical piano lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Palo Alto area.
Roopsha S.
Our boys (6 and 9) have been taking piano lessons from Laura for the past 1.5 yrs, and love their classes. Laura has a wonderful connection with each kid and truly knows how to make learning music a joyful and creative experience. She follows the Orff Schulwerk teaching model, where the kids are given space and encouragement to express themselves through improvisation and stories. It's unlike any other music class we've been to. We feel so lucky to have found Laura.
Jazz/Pop Expressions
Kimmi H.
I feel incredibly blessed to have had Nora's musical influence through out my life. Nora is deeply committed to instilling a deep understanding of music through historical context, music theory as well as the expression of music through her students' connection with music. From Nora's experiences growing up in Russia, her understanding of European history and her natural curiosity for historical culture, her life experiences culminates in the practice room to bring meaning to the music that were written in times of Bach, Beethoven, Schummann, Prokofiev, to the comtemporary. I remember it to be a colorful depiction of what life was like back then, the social revolutionary movements and it's effects on music. She is then able to translate that into the musical notes on the page from form and structure to music progressions to chromatic development to style of playing and articulations. But the most important lesson I learn from her is how to express emotions through music as this is what connects us to the sounds that is being created. Although I have won awards from competitions during Nora teachings, I cannot tell you where those certificates lie but what stays with me in the last 20 years is the love of music, the trained ears for appreciating classical music, the spirit of beauty in the world by valuing music and last but not least the ability to express myself in a deeply satisfying way without using words.
Nora Ayzman
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