We offer something for everyone looking to learn the piano, from preschoolers taking a first taste of music lessons to adults returning to the keys after many years.
Our teachers all hold certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music, an internationally recognized standard for piano achievement. Currently, our piano teachers are:
- Amy Robinson
- Laila Haight
- Krista McGinn
- Vanessa Winiarz
- Jamie Iles
- Hayley Burgess
- Nicole Cuda
- Jessica Annand
- Kae MacKendrie
We are proud to be the first studio in Cambridge to provide the Wunderkeys preschool piano program. This Canadian program offers a fun, developmentally appropriate way for 3-5 year olds to make their first jump into music lessons. Amy, Vanessa, Hayley, Jessica, Nicole & Julia are our Wunderkeys teachers and guide these enthusiastic little people through their 30 minute lesson every week. We meet and exercise our finger friends, sing songs, learn patterns, play duets, and explore important musical concepts like high & low, long & short, loud & soft and same & different.
Wunderkeys runs in 9 & 10 week sessions. Sign up for our free 1 month trial of Wunderkeys today!
Beginner piano students follow recognized piano methods including Alfred’s Music for Little Mozarts, Premier Piano & Basic Piano, Piano Pronto, and others. These methods are fun and comprehensive covering all the basics in manageable chunks. A typical lesson includes warm-ups and exercises, technique such as pentascales, theory and various rhythm & improvising activities. We aim to make lessons fun for beginners and use practice incentives, iPad games and manipulatives to engage students and create good habits from the start.
Advancing students often move into the Royal Conservatory of Music exam program. This comprehensive program includes technical tests (scales and chords), performance pieces, ear training and written theory co-requisites. Exams run 3 times a year and are taken only when students are ready. They provide valuable feedback from independent nationally qualified adjudicators, formal recognition of student musical milestones, and at the higher levels equivalent high school credits.
Not every student is interested in the formality of exams. While all piano students should have sound fundamentals, there are so many different outlets for creative expression. We can help students discern between good and poor sources for music online, understand harmony and chord structure to help learn songs by ear, notate that melody they have been playing around with and arrange duets to play with friends or in groups. Especially as students get older they are valued partners in planning their music development, combining their interest and motivation with the teacher’s experience and expertise to help them become the musician they want to be.