How and why we teach
JPB PIANO Studios offers premier piano lessons and performance programs that foster creativity, technical excellence, and artistic achievement.
Our lessons embrace communication between the student and teacher, starting an intellectual and creative exchange that builds the confidence, skill, and awareness needed to become not only an exceptional musician but an enlightened learner.
Music is a personal journey
No two students are exactly alike. There is no one-size-fits-all learning model. We make learning a personal journey.
Your goals shape your lesson ...
Our students take lessons for a wide variety of reasons:
Performing from the comfort of home
Competing in festivals
Raising test scores
Developing memory, concentration
Preparation for AP Music Theory
Audition preparation for seniors
... and many more.
... and your style.
Learn how to learn
A passion for learning and strong fundamentals can build a bright future. Learning is not a chore or a job. There are no limits to learning: no finish or arrival. We teach our students how to learn, building critical listening and thinking skills that reach far beyond their piano lesson. Learning is a lifestyle we embrace and encourage our students to share.
Our lessons are a conversation between teacher and student. We introduce students to music and ask them to articulate their reactions musically and academically.
Discover more about our world
Music is more than sound or printed notes. Musicality — developing an interpretation, performing with style and feeling — is equally as important as sound technique (articulation, posture, mechanics). We develop a sense of musical and social empathy: discovering connections between the abstract and concrete and understanding how music effects people and our world.
Music tells a rich story. We contextualize works in history, culture, society, and our students’ everyday lives. We hope our students leave our studio not only confident, capable musicians but also a more enlightened and informed citizen.
Build a strong foundation
The Western Classical canon emphasizes both technique and musicality while encouraging patience and a commitment to excellence. Classical music is a wonderful gateway to most musical genres, allowing students to pursue their own interests and expand their musical taste.
We believe reading music is vital to becoming a better musician. Beginning students learn music notation in addition to ear-training and listening exercises.