We believe that all students can learn, and all students deserve to enjoy making music.
When we work with our students, we keep student motivation as our guiding principle.
We understand that students will find playing the piano a pleasant activity when the following conditions are met:
- They can do it easily -
They read musical notations independently.
They use proper finger posture and move their fingers on the keyboard with ease and grace.
Therefore, our teachers focus on developing techniques, proper posture, and note reading skills in a progressive manner.
- They like the music they play -
When the students find out that they can play a song they know, their sense of achievement skyrockets!
Therefore, our teachers select music based on the student's preferences.
- They feel good about themselves -
Being able to play the piano is no small feat. The sense of "I can" is very powerful!
Therefore, our teachers give lots of praises and encouragement during lessons to make sure that students keep trying their best.
All of our teachers follow the same guidelines, hold the same philosophy, and use the same approach in teaching. We collaborate and meet regularly to develop teaching strategies that will help our students learn and grow musically.
Our students enjoy their piano lessons, like their piano music, practice well at home, and feel great about their piano skills. We don't hear practice headach stories. Instead, we hear about how the students have gone ahead of their assignments and played the next few songs in their books to impress their teacher. It has happened to more than a few students--best proof of our highly effective teaching.
Students who take private lessons at Piano Games Music Studio receive a minimum of two performance opportunities per year at our studio recitals. Performance opportunities are the best motivators for students to practice and advance. It is also easy for the parents to see student progress from one recital to the next.
Certificate of Merit Exam
We also prepare the students to take certificate of merit exams administered by Music Teacher Association of California.
We host music theory and composition summer camps to teach music theory with fun games. Students apply music theory learning into their own original composition. Will they need to rote memorize theory concepts? Never! It is a win-win situation for everybody!
Schedule & Tuition
Please contact us for private lesson schedules and rate.
Watch Student Performances:
Congratulations to our student, Darrell Rinerson, for winning Second Place at Music Legacy Open Competition on 2/3/2013! Watch the video of his final round competition performance.