Who teaches in the piano studio?
CSM's piano studio is the largest in our school. Our instructors in this studio are Jennene Estes, Wayne Estes, Robert Song Fisher, Xiaofen Zeng, Annie Park, Alyssa Cowell, Fernando Bolanos, Quentin Walston, Eudora Giamporcaro, Rosemary Williams, and Jamey Mann.
What is the minimum age for piano lessons?
Our recommended age for beginning piano is 5 years old. Younger students may be admitted upon an evaluation with one of our instructors. To setup an evaluation, please email CSM's Studio Manager.
What can I expect when starting piano lessons?
When beginning piano lessons, you can expect quite a bit of posture and finger exercise work. While this may seem mundane, these exercises are very important and help students avoid muscular injury and be more successful at playing in general. Written theory homework will also be assigned.
What kind of piano should I buy?
We recommend having a keyboard with weighted keys (keys with the same rebound action as a regular piano) and 88 keys. We teach lessons on 88 key digital pianos, so to avoid confusion between practicing at home and lesson performance, we recommend the full 88 (not required but definitely requested). Our teachers are happy to help you select an instrument in your price range and space requirements. The Piano Company of Leesburg, Craigslist and Ebay are great resources (though make sure to get a professional opinion from us or another trusted source before purchasing a used instrument).
What piano methods do you use?
We use a variety of piano methods at our school. If you are interested in a particular method, please discuss it with your instructor upon beginning lessons. Our instructors do their best to tailor a method or combination of methods to each student for a customized instructional curriculum.
If you are interested in starting Piano lessons, please click HERE.