PIANO LESSONS

Piano lessons must be a creative experience focused on the music YOU love!

"CHMA gets it, and makes every lesson fun, informative, and motivational. If I had piano lessons like this when I was a kid, I would have never stopped playing!"

Pete P. (Adult Student From Clarendon Hills)

The Benefits of a Contemporary & Creative Approach To Piano Lessons

 

  • Impress your friends and family by playing piano songs from contemporary and relevant artists. 
  • If you prefer the old school song selections, learn to classics piano songs from greats like Elton John, Billy Joel, Beatles, and Styx. 
  • Explore multiple styles of music on piano such as rock, blues, pop, R & B, jazz, and traditional. 
  • Learn how to use chords to quickly play your favorite songs and write your own music. 
  • Dive into the creative elements of music most traditional piano instructors fail to explore such as improvisation, song writing, and playing by ear. 
  • Learn the technical elements of music that focus on achieving speed, agility, and mastery.

Six Ingredients to Creating an Outstanding
Piano Lesson Experience

 

1. PUTTING THE LOVE OF MUSIC BACK INTO PIANO LESSONS

Too often you will see "traditional" piano teachers give students music that they have no natural interest in exploring. This practice can be detrimental to the student’s musical growth. If they don’t LOVE the music they’re making, they will most likely lose interest in lessons altogether. A “contemporary & creative” piano teacher will incorporate music the student naturally connects to in order to make the musical experience more enjoyable

2. FINDING FUN NEW WAYS TO USE TECHNOLOGY

A contemporary & creative music academy understands that technology can be a game changer when it comes to creating an engaging lesson experience. Creating professional sounding recordings and using backing tracks to simulate playing with a live band are just a few ways to enhance the learning experience! 

3. PIANO TEACHERS THAT ARE FUN & ENTERTAINING!

In addition to teaching lesson material, one must engage and entertain students while doing so! If a piano teacher can keep students interested and excited about going back to lessons each week, it’s a job well done!

4. BLENDING FUN & SKILL-BUILDING FOR AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE

Unfortunately, many “traditional” piano instructors can, at times, overwhelm their students by oversaturating the lesson with boring and uninspiring exercises. This unbalanced approach can cause the student to drop lessons altogether! A contemporary music lesson experience creates a perfect balance of skill-building exercises and the creative elements of music. This balance can help ensure that the student will continue to be interested in their piano lessons!

5. IT IS NOT THE MUSIC LESSON BUSINESS AS MUCH AS IT IS THE “MUSICAL INSPIRATION BUSINESS.”

Some "traditional" teacher can tend to completely overlook the fact that we are in the inspiration business FIRST! An engaging piano teacher always is always trying to demonstrate how meaningful, enjoyable, and enriching a musical instrument can be!

6. RESULTS-FOCUSED & ENGAGING PIANO LESSONS

One thing holds true for any student taking piano lessons for the first time: they want to have fun learning to play! In many cases, a “traditional” piano instructors will adopt a single uninspiring method book which can leave their students uninspired. A contemporary & creative piano teacher prefers to create a custom non-cookie cutter teaching system that focuses on pulling content from MANY relevant sources focused on engaging a student WHILE inspiring great results.

Clarendon Hills Music Academy would love to offer anyone who has not tried a trial piano lesson with us the opportunity to sign up for a FREE piano lesson gift certificate. Please click the blue button below. We look forward to seeing you soon.