Piano: Lessons and Classes Ages 6 to Adult

The Complete Myriad Experience!

All students continue to receive a myriad of materials to accompany their lessons, including both physical and virtual resources.
Virtual and on-site make-up opportunities are available, provided the standard make-up protocol is followed, with courteous advance notice.
Access to MYRIAD TV, our video library from the current year's classes. Perfect for absences and home practice between classes.

Piano Lessons at Myriad ~ Effective & Fun for All Ages, Beginning & Advanced Levels, Teaching Children, Teens & Adults!

Are you looking for piano lessons for a child aged 6 & older, or for yourself as an adult?

Welcome!  You can learn more right here on this page. Do check out what makes private piano lessons at Myriad a top choice. BOOK A TRIAL PIANO LESSON below to meet your Piano Teacher today. FREE first lesson upon continued enrollment.

Are you looking for piano lessons for a child aged 6-9 years old?

Perfect! You have 2 choices at Myriad. First, we offer Private Piano Lessons for 6-9 year olds. You can learn more right here on this page. Do browse below for lots of information about what makes private piano lessons at Myriad a top choice for your young budding pianist. Secondly, many students ages 6-9 thrive in our PIANO TEAMS classes, which are small classes with 2-3 students with 1 teacher. These children also receive individual private lessons in class, along with activities that embrace all classmates, promoting music theory and collaboration. Piano Team students progress at the same rate as Private Lesson students. Piano Team students then typically move into Private Lessons at the age of 9 or 10. The engagement level and home practice excitement is hugely successful for Piano Team students. FREE first class upon continued enrollment.

Are you looking for piano lessons for a child aged 4 -5 years old?

Wonderful! Visit our MINI PIANO PLUS curriculum. Perfect for little hands, and a smart approach for children learning how to read piano music, plus much more. Children LOVE these classes, which means you’re gifting your child with a positive, engaging start in the piano journey. This choice will impact your young child for a lifetime! FREE first class upon registration.


CHOOSE THE WEEKDAY that works best for you. Trial lessons are FREE upon continuing enrollment. Reserve your lesson time today! QUESTIONS? For a quick response, fill in our REQUEST MORE INFO form below, so we can prioritize YOU! Tell us more about what you are looking for. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with quality Piano Lessons and Piano Teachers in San Mateo. Meet your teacher today.

Fun, Professional, Inspiring Piano Teachers Near You

The piano teachers at the Myriad Music School in San Mateo believe that every child can succeed given the right tools. Success-based piano lessons and purposeful home practice means that our pianists improve daily. It’s entirely possible that piano students LOVE the piano and take ownership of their success! Children, teens and adults take their music with them for the rest of their lives, in whatever capacity is right for them. We take the time to listen to the needs and tastes of of our students, and help them set their goals.

“I like showing my teacher the compositions I created during the week. I find learning new techniques fun and interesting.
Sometimes it can get really hard, but you have to keep practicing to figure out the solutions.”

~ Bruce H, Age 8

100’s of Practice Videos created by Myriad teachers especially for our students

Along with teaching our students how to become good readers with healthy, lasting piano technique, we provide as many tools as possible to engage happy, productive home practicers. We’ve created 100’s of practice videos for our students, recorded at slower practice tempos with a model of relaxed, tension-free hands and arms. Avoid going down the Youtube rabbit hole of poorly executed piano videos, tumbling along at speeds that mislead impressionable students. Learn alongside these Myriad videos, a great practice aid for our late elementary – late intermediate students.

Beginners ~ Advanced Piano Lessons

Our school offers piano lessons in San Mateo for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who enjoy setting fun goals and hearing their improvements from year to year. Additionally, we also teach students who are serious about pursuing a high level of pianistic proficiency, perhaps seeking to be a music major at a university – level conservatory. Some of our music students are seeking to play their favorite movie themes, while others are playing major works by famous composers. All are welcome! We have many talented, exciting piano teachers on staff.  Therefore we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start private piano lessons from age 6 onwards.

Young Beginners ages 6-9

Private lessons is always an option for young beginning piano students, ages 6-9. However, results over the years confirm that your best first home for a nurturing, enticing first lesson experience is our special PIANO TEAMSThese are small class sizes, with a combination of team activities and private lessons for each team member. Over the many years we have been mentoring beginners, we know that Teams provide an impactful and lasting positive foundations. Research shows students who begin in our Team classes have a better retention rate, exhibiting ‘grit’ in the initial learning stages. These young pianists enjoying a long and lasting relationship with their music lesson journey. PIANO TEAMS are the best choice  for single instrument music lessons for your 6-9 year old. Class times for Team Classes are limited, so secure your spot in these special classes today!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Myriad Music School & Dance Academy. Here are a few fun facts about Irish Dance. Enjoy! IRISH DANCING Irish dance or Irish dancing is traditional Gaelic or Celtic dance forms that originated in Ireland. It can be performed as a solo or in groups of up to twenty or more


Piano Lessons Build Life Skills

We believe that the greatest gift we can give our students is the ability to become their own teachers. We know we are doing our job right when students practice and problem solve on their own, with little prompting from their parents. They look forward to the improvements they see each day. All of our piano students earn medals for each level they complete in a well-thought out curriculum that is unique to our school.

Performances Events for all Levels

Workshop Week – Small performance coaching classes
Two Annual Concerts- Late Elementary / Intermediate / Advanced levels
Playing Parties – For young beginners and elementary level students
Piano Lesson lengths range from 30 minutes / 45 minutes / 60 minutes, once a week.
Students who wish to participate in an exam program are selected by both the directors and the teacher for exceptional practice and work habits. These students must be in their 2nd year at Myriad to be considered. Our students participate in ABRSM, MTAC’s Examination Program.

Taking good care of you

Healthy, smart piano ergonomics & technique is our specialty! You’ll learn how to properly align your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck at the piano

We are unique when it comes to a smart ergonomic approach to playing the piano. At Myriad, you’ll learn how to avoid common repetitive stress injuries while practicing. Our piano educators are all trained in Injury-free Body Balance guidelines we are known for. In our piano department, special emphasis is placed on teaching the building blocks of a virtuosic technique, free of tension and limitations. Whether you’re a 6-year-old beginner or an advanced, college-level pianist, we’ll help you master great technique.  Myriad’s owner is a specialist in integrated alignment when it comes to piano ergonomics. You’ll be the one to benefit, as our entire team receives this special training.

“I enjoy seeing my teacher every week playing music games and rehearsing music from the prior week . I like to put my piano books out where I can see them every day so I don’t forget to practice. In my piano lessons, I am learning responsibility and that practice makes progress.”

~ Elise K, Age 8

Avoid common piano technique myths

We dispense with these antiquated ideas such as curled fingers, placing 5 fingers over five keys, holding “balls” under hands, or putting coins on hands to prevent natural up/down movement. These concepts, from the outset, create tension and rigidity which limit speed and ease, and ultimately make it impossible to develop a virtuosic technique. In fact, these are misguided attempts at describing what a truly virtuosic pianist does when playing! Instead, our teaching is rooted in the natural anatomy, alignment, and movement of the fingers, hands, and arms.

Learn how to play naturally and tension-free

In contrast, In lieu of curled fingers or other tension-inducing directives, we help students find their natural hand shape. Instead of “balls” held under the hand, we help students develop an awareness of their knuckles and wrist. We teach you what the hand should look like and feel like. As a result, the natural hand and arm movement maximizes both ease and strength for optimal playing. Consequently, pianists find ease tapping the fingers and dropping into the key without tension, leading to amazing control! This approach combines Body Balance  principles with Taubmann techniques.  Many pianists following the guidelines prescribed by the Myriad Music School have found relief from discomfort and tension at the piano. The results include increased virtuosity and beautiful tone.

Schedule a trial piano lesson near you. Meet your teacher today!

BOOK A TRIAL LESSON choosing the WEEKDAY that works best for you. Trial lessons are FREE upon continuing enrollment. Reserve your lesson time today! QUESTIONS? For a quick response, fill in the REQUEST MORE INFO form below and tell us more about what you are looking for. For personal assistance or to join our wait list, please call us at (650) 412-6322. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with a quality Piano Teacher for Piano Lessons in San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, Foster City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and Belmont.

Piano Technique at Myriad is engaging, and smart for all ages.  Here is a little peek into technique foundations for our elementary level students.