Home School Piano Lessons What We Teach

Let's Play Music offers Home School Piano Lessons that are instructional and fun. It is important that students enjoy their piano lessons so that they enjoy practicing at home. We offer piano lessons to young children, and teens that are conveniently scheduled around your home schooling. Our instructors teach all different genres and styles of piano so that can satisfy whatever musical taste you have. Many of our younger students learn out of a teaching method book developed in our own studio called Let's Play Jazz. What makes our approach unique is that our students begin learning about all aspects of piano playing from the beginning. This includes improvisation, arranging, note reading, chords, scales, and more. Our book has students learning while having fun in piano lessons.

Are you interested in taking piano lessons but don't have a keyboard or piano? We offer rental options for $25 per month. In conjunction with our piano lessons, students take part in our rock band program. Students have a blast playing and learning music alongside their peers. Students practice better at home when they know that their friends are relying on them in the band. The best part about our bands is that students can start a band as soon as they start lessons. Our instructors give students band parts that are tailored to their skill level.

Click here to learn to read notes on the piano staff
Learn to read notes on the piano staff

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Free right hand piano scales and chords

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major and minor piano chords

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major and minor piano chord inversions

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Chromatic Scale Fingering for the Piano

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Hanon Exercise Number 1 from The Virtuoso Pianist

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Aloha Oe lead sheet

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Piano Trivia!

It is necessary to learn technique when it comes to piano as well as any other instrument. Technique teaches our hands to focus on how to correctly play the notes that appear on the page. Note reading becomes easier when songs can be broken down into technique exercises that the students may have played before. All of the sudden the piano music starts to make sense in lessons and everything clicks. Different techniques that students learn are scales, chords, arpeggios, melodic and harmonic intervals, and strength and dexterity exercises.

Expression is an important part of piano playing. Many notes can be played correctly but lack expression. This can be both dull and boring to both the performer and listener. Music is meant to show emotion. When students learn expression, their piano playing comes to life!

Understanding music theory helps students learn why and how chords work in music. Students also learn note reading on the music staff. It also teaches them what scales to use and in what keys. Every instrument uses the same music theory. It's like they are all part of the same language. Knowing music theory also helps students create their own songs in their piano lessons.

Piano students should always learn how to improvise. Learning improvisation helps make piano lessons more fun and students to be creative! Students learn simple song structure as well as different melodic devices. Students also implement the scales and chords that they've learned from their theory and technique portion of their lesson.

Let's Play Music and Make Art LLC, offers many different performance opportunities for piano students. Every year our studio takes part in both a spring and fall recital. We also attend the annual ATAM New England Music Festival held at the Newton, MA Marriott Hotel in April. A performance is a great goal for a piano student to have with their lessons and another great reason to practice!

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we have a teacher for you who can accommodate any style from rock guitar to blues guitar, jazz guitar to classical guitar, finger style to picking. You can also take voice lessons and sing while playing too!

Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons

Anyone can improve their voice whether they are an absolute beginner or a seasoned performer. Our teachers will help you sing better and provide a supportive environment where you feel comfortable improving your voice.

Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Students can pick up drumming at any age! We have awesome teachers and great methods that can have kids as young as 4 playing simple beats that rock. Electric drums allow for students to play at lower volumes for parents too!