Piano: Lessons and Classes Ages 6 to Adult
Online Piano Lessons –
Effective & Fun
The world has changed a great deal over the last year but once thing has remained constant, a child’s love of music. Parents have lots of questions on how they can nurture their child’s interest in music lessons in today’s day and age. Myriad Music Academy offers the best of two world: In Person Learning & Online Learning.
Online piano lessons embrace the power of technology. Effective use of technology is one of the reasons online piano students remain engaged and motivated as they progress through the level. When piano lessons include watching videos, listening to music, and playing games online, learning feels like fun. We’ve even heard that some parents let their kids spend time with their online piano lessons as a reward for finishing their chores!
Wondering what a piano game looks like? Have a little peek for yourself…
For a quick response, fill in our Start Today form below, and tell us more about what you are looking for. For personal assistance or to join our wait-list, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with quality piano lessons and piano teachers.Schedule a trial piano lesson. 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.
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
Your best first home for a nurturing, enticing first lesson experience is our special Piano Teams. These 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!
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How to Help Your Child With Their Music Learning
Parents often ask us what they can do to help their child become a better musician. At Myriad, we provide all the instruction and structure young musicians need to succeed. But having helpful, encouraging parents does make a big difference! That’s why today’s post is all about how to help your child with their music
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 for all Levels
Workshop Week – Small performance coaching classes
Two Annual Concerts- Intermediate/Advanced levels
Playing Parties – For young beginners and elementary level students
Piano Lesson lengths range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, 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. We participate in a National 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.
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!
For a quick response, fill in our Start Today form below, and tell us more about what you are looking for. For personal assistance or to join our waitlist, please call our Arts Administrators at 650-574-2844. We are looking forward to learning more about you and matching you with quality piano lessons and piano teachers in San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, Foster City, San Carlos and Belmont.