Beginners Ages 6+ Lessons

What does a piano lesson look like at Chesser Music Studio?

A typical weekly lesson of beginner piano lessons consist of most of the following:

A rhythm selection, with and without metronome. The student has an assigned page of rhythm exercises to practice during the week, then we perform them together by clapping, tapping, or using rhythm instruments. More advanced students will use these rhyhm exercises to compose short melodies on the piano.

Technical exercises, focusing on bench height, posture, hand shape, finger stability, flexible wrists, etc. Proper technique is essential for the beginning pianist, as bad technique can lead to injury and a lifelong struggle to retrain bad habits.

A selection from a method book that best suits the student’s age, experience, and learning style. We prefer Piano Pronto for their clean layout, recognizable tunes, and approach to reading music.

Music theory work with Theory Time. Students are taught to read music, identify intervals and chords, as well as train their ears to hear and identify rhythms, intervals, and chords.

Musical games to reinforce concepts.

Supplemental music such as pop music, movie music, hymns, popular church music, jazz selections, children’s songs, etc.

A rhythm selection, with and without metronome. The student has an assigned page of rhythm exercises to practice during the week, then we perform them together by clapping, tapping, or using rhythm instruments. More advanced students will use these rhyhm exercises to compose short melodies on the piano.

Technical exercises, focusing on bench height, posture, hand shape, finger stability, flexible wrists, etc. Proper technique is essential for the beginning pianist, as bad technique can lead to injury and a lifelong struggle to retrain bad habits.

A selection from a method book that best suits the student’s age, experience, and learning style. We prefer Piano Pronto for their clean layout, recognizable tunes, and approach to reading music.

Music theory work with Theory Time. Students are taught to read music, identify intervals and chords, as well as train their ears to hear and identify rhythms, intervals, and chords.

Musical games to reinforce concepts.

Supplemental music such as pop music, movie music, hymns, popular church music, jazz selections, children’s songs, etc.

Each year as I saw pictures of piano recitals from other studios I was reminded how important it is to have a teacher like (Susan) that cares about learning proper form as much as learning to love creating music. Our family had an excellent experience with this studio and were always well supported both in and out of lessons.

–J.S.

Mother of Two of Our Students

Each year as I saw pictures of piano recitals from other studios I was reminded how important it is to have a teacher like (Susan) that cares about learning proper form as much as learning to love creating music. Our family had an excellent experience with this studio and were always well supported both in and out of lessons.

–J.S.

Mother of Two of Our Students

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