Watch Your Teen’s Confidence Grow

Teen piano lessons that use music to teach real-life skills that go way beyond the piano. Lessons will…

  • Give them an outlet to express themselves
  • Make them more-well rounded
  • Give them something to feel proud of

Only Takes 30 Seconds

In a few short months my daughter was able to play songs and it has been a big boost to her self-esteem.

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– Ryan McColgan, Parent
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Videos About Teen Piano Lessons

If you like watching and listening over reading, this is the section for you.

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Who’s not a good fit for this studio?

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What’s the Readiness Assessment?

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What are lab lessons like?

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How much are piano lessons?

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Top 7 questions new parents ask me

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What does my child need to get started?

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

It’s easy to get them playing piano and enjoying it.

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1. Take Their Assessment Quiz

Find out in 30 seconds if they’re actually ready for lessons.

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2. Request Their Intro Lesson

You’ll both come experience a lesson for yourselves, no commitment.

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3. They'll Play Songs They Love

They’ll enjoy playing their favorite songs from Ariana Grande to Queen.

Thrilling Piano Lessons That’ll Have Them Feeling 
Like School Just Let Out for Summer

Well…maybe not that thrilling 🙂 But you get the idea. I’ll work just 
as hard to earn both of your trusts as I do to get them results.

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Fast Results

With 60 minute lessons each week instead of the normal 30 they’d get with private lessons, they’ll be able to make twice the progress!

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Feel Comfortable

I won’t hover over them as they practice. They still get feedback so they can fix their mistakes as they learn to listen to their own playing.

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Feel Confident

They’ll learn all their music in their lesson so they know what to do at home. They’ll be able to practice without any confusion or frustration.

Everything Sounds Good, but Can I Hear
From Someone Other Than You?

Absolutely! Below you have reviews straight from parents and students.

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“My Parents are Going to Flip Out When They See I Can Play…”

“I know mastering piano normally starts off at a younger age, but Sara reassured me that I could defiantly learn. I look forward to lessons each and every week…”
-Marissa Dunne, Seaford NY

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Who’s NOT a Good Fit For This Studio?

I want to be honest and transparent with you. If this sounds
like your teen, I don’t think this is the studio for them.

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They Can't Tough Things Out

Learning to play the piano is difficult so they’ll need to be able to persevere through those hurdles.

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They Need an Ever-Changing Lesson Time

Their lesson day/time will need to be consistent to get the most benefit so make sure their schedule allows for that.

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They're Not Willing to Listen

To learn anything new, they’ll need to be able to take constructive criticism and listen attentively to directions.

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They Constantly Need to Miss Lessons

To make the most progress, they’ll need to come to lessons consistently each week.

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You Aren't Planning on Getting an Instrument

You’ll need to invest in a keyboard right from the start so you don’t hold their progress back.

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You Can't Afford Piano Lessons

Check ahead of time to see if lessons are within your budget. You don’t want to get them started only to have to quit!

8 Reasons Your Teen Might Like 
Taking Lessons Here

Here’s some of the reasons my students said they enjoy taking lessons here.

Pick Their Own Songs

Here, they’ll get to help choose their music so they get to play what they love and are excited to learn. 

Learn Any Style

Whatever genre they love listening to, we teach. Pop, jazz, classical- we got them covered. They can learn anything!

More Time With the Teacher

Instead of traditional lessons which are too short, they get a whole hour to make progress each week here!

They Have Input

No cookie-cutter lessons here! They’ll learn what THEY’RE interested in at THEIR pace based on THEIR goals.

Beginner - Advanced

We’ll teach them from their first notes through the most advanced music so they’ll never outgrow the studio.

They Have a Piano Family

They’ll never feel alone while learning. Your child can build friendships with children who are learning piano, too.

More Practice Time

They’ll have independent practice time in the lesson without anyone hovering to fully learn their songs before going home.

Later Lesson Times

We provide later lesson times so your child can fit in piano with the rest of their activities.

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Pick Their Own Songs

Here, they’ll get to help choose their music so they get to play what they love and are excited to learn. 

Learn Any Style

 Whatever genre they love, we teach. Pop, jazz, classical- we got them covered. They can learn anything!

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More Time With the Teacher

Instead of traditional lessons which are too short, they get a whole hour to make progress each week here!

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They Have Input

No cookie-cutter lessons here! They’ll learn what THEY’RE interested in at THEIR pace based on THEIR goals.

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Beginner - Advanced

We’ll teach them from their first notes through the most advanced music so they’ll never outgrow the studio.

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They Have a Piano Family

They’ll never feel alone while learning. Your child can build friendships with children who are learning piano too.

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More Practice Time

They’ll have independent practice time in the lesson without anyone hovering to fully learn their songs before going home.

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Later Lesson Times

We provide later lesson times so your child can fit in piano with the rest of their activities.

When, Where and How Often Are Lessons?

All very good questions so here are the facts.

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Lessons Are in the Evening

This allows them to do other activities and not have them conflict.

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Lessons Take Place at My Studio

Lessons are at my studio in Wantagh where I have all the equipment they’ll need to learn.

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Lessons Are Once a Week

To make the most progress, lessons are held once a week for one hour.

What Will My Teen Learn if They Take an Intro Lesson?

This may seem like a lot, but I explain everything in plain English so they’re never 
overwhelmed or frustrated (if they’re advanced, we’ll go over advanced topics).

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How to Sit at the Piano

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Correct Hand Positioning

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Key Signature Names

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The Five Finger Numbers

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Learn 3 Different Rhythms

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Learn About Dynamic Markings

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Learn to Read 5 Treble Clef Notes

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Learn to Read 5 Bass Clef Notes

Any of These Sound Like Your Teen?

If so, get their Readiness Assessment now because
I really think they’ll enjoy it here.

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They have the available time to learn a new skill

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They’re creative in other areas of their life

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They’ve been begging you for lessons

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They want to play music that they actually like

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They want to play piano like one of their friends

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They’re not happy with their current teacher

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They already play another instrument

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They love tinkering around on a piano at home

Still Have Questions?

No problem, I’ve listed the most common questions I get about our teen piano lessons below.

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    Will my child be with other children their own age or are classes mixed?

    Classes are not put together based on age, level, gender, etc. so classes are eclectic. Everyone gets to be inspired by each other and form a community. Chances are though that your child will be in a class with another child so it’s very likely they’ll be able to make at least 1 friend!

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    What if we don't want to continue past the intro lesson?

    If you and your child don’t think that this studio is the right fit for you for any reason, there is absolutely no obligation to continue lessons here! I want you to feel comfortable and confident with who you select as your teacher and if that’s not me, no hard feelings.

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    What happens if my child needs to miss a lesson or change their lesson day?

    Lesson days can only be changed once a season. If your child needs to change their lesson day because of another activity they’re involved in, then all you have to do is give advanced notice of this request and I’ll do my best to fit you into another class on a day/time that works better. It’s best to choose a day that you can consistently make lessons, but if you need to miss the occasional lesson, you can send in a video recording of your assignments for that week and I will send you a video lesson back with critiques and new assignments so you never lose progress!

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    Do you teach at a studio or do you travel to my home?

    I teach all lessons at my studio in Wantagh where all students have their own quality instrument to learn on and plenty of extra cool resources available to use. I do not travel to students’ homes.

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    Do you give sibling discounts?

    I don’t give sibling discounts because it takes the same amount of effort and time to teach the first child as it does the second. There are customized lesson plans being made every week for both students and both students don’t learn the same. One might be older and learn faster or differently and may need a different kind of book because of their age. So a lot goes into planning and teaching these lessons and that’s why I don’t give sibling discounts.

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How to Help Your Musical Child as a Non-Musical Parent

You don’t need to know how to play piano or even read music to be able to help your child succeed!

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Top 5 Problems With Lab Lessons

The most common problems people have with the thought of taking lab lessons and why they’re not actually problems.

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7 Success Tips For Teen Piano Students

Simple and effective tips for teens in piano lessons to start using to boost their progress.

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Here’s Something…They CAN’T Stare at Their Phone if They’re Playing Piano!

So start by grabbing their Readiness Assessment. It’s a 30-sec quiz. six questions, multiple-choice, super easy. It’s a no-brainer.

Takes Only 30 Seconds

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