Piano Sensei

Piano Sensei

5.0 (13)
2 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
14 years in business

About this pro

You are unique! And so are your musical goals and needs. At the Piano Sensei studio, we will create a customized lesson program that will ensure maximum results at a pace that works for you!

At our studio, you will:

* Have custom-designed lessons
* Focus on YOUR goals
* Learn the secrets to practicing
* Develop lifetime skills
* Discover your inner musician
* Thrive in an encouraging environment

Beginners will receive a solid foundation, play with a strong sense of rhythm from day one, and learn how to practice effectively.

Intermediate and Advanced students gain the skills to be able to play more impressive pieces and become self-sufficient learners.

Or are you an adult who always wanted to play or wish you hadn't given up lessons? We can help you, too!

Contact me for a FREE trial lesson!

Obviously, since I love music and the piano, one of the best things about what I do is that I get to play music, hear music, and help others at the same time!

I also enjoy the challenge of figuring out how each student thinks and learns, and how I can help them achieve their goals. It's a true joy to guide others on their path.

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Credentials

Cincinnati, OH 45226
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13 Reviews

5.0

  • Thuy C

    I'm very thankful that we found this studio. The teachers here are incredible. When we first moved to Ohio, I went through 2 other places before finding this place for my son to continue his piano lessons. The sensei here are truly masters of their instrument (piano). My son and I are so impress with the quality of their teaching and their deep understanding and love of music. My son has been taking lesson here for about 6 months now. Not only has his technical skill improved, but also started to play because he wanted to now :) Thank you Clinton!!! It's so wonderful and inspiring to see people love what they do and are so good at it.

  • Daniel R

    Great piano studio. It is the best experience for a student of any level.

  • Joanne P

  • Joanne P

    Clinton is an amazing instructor. He understands how to teach fundamentals of piano while at the same time making it FUN, engaging, and challenging. His program of study has significantly helped my son's self esteem - to where he sees a piano and just sits down to play - because he loves it! The way Clinton has encouraged the students to use mixed media in his Music Alive! program is just so cool. The students thrive and grow and love tackling challenges. These are all skills we want our kids to have when they are adults, right? And, Clinton has found a way to help that growth happen through the piano. We couldn't be more thrilled with the progress our son has made with Clinton as his instructor.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It's important for me to get to know a new student, not just their musical goals and aspirations, but also their interests in life as a whole, their personality, and learning style.

That's why we offer a FREE trial lesson so you can come see the studio, meet, have a sample lesson, talk about your goals, etc.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

After playing piano almost my entire childhood, I went to college and graduate school, receiving both a Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music in piano. I also have training in Recreational Music Making, Jazz, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

In addition, I'm certified through the Music Teachers National Association and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto Canada. I continue to expand my teaching skills by regularly attending professional development workshops and conferences, not only locally, but also nationally and internationally.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Tuition is a monthly enrollment in the studio that includes weekly private lessons, periodic group classes (depending on age and skill), and all materials and supplies. Unlike other studios, you do NOT have to buy your own books!

30 minute lessons = $120/month

45 minute lessons = $180/month

60 minute lessons = $240/month

75 minute lessons = $300/month

90 minute lessons = $360/month


How did you get started teaching?

In college I had a part-time job teaching group piano classes to kids. I didn't think I was going to end up being a piano teacher as my career, I just did it because it was music related and it was better than flipping burgers! However, after a short time I realized that not only was a really good at it, I enjoyed it, too!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from age 4 to 80! This has included beginners and advanced students, recreational players, college students, people who just wanted to learn to play a song or two, students trying to get into a conservatory, and many more. I also have experience teaching children with special needs including Autism and ADHD. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be yourself, be honest, and don't be afraid to ask questions!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your musical goals?

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

What kind of music do you want to play?

If you're an adult, did you have lessons as a child? If so, what were they like? Do you hope they will be like that or different?