Our Teaching Approach

Our private piano lessons are personalized to our student's progress.  It is designed carefully to develop the five learning domains: 

  • Tactile (posture, finger movement)
  • Aural (listening)
  • Visual (seeing, reading music)
  • Intellectual (thinking and understanding of music)
  • Emotional (connection with music, fulfillment and satisfaction)

Because of our holistic approach to music, the training can be applied to other subject areas, and promotes critical thinking skills.

Method Books

While we tailor-made our teaching to each of our student's individual needs, we prefer a more traditional method of teaching note-reading and rhythm.  For  beginners, we often use John Thompson, Schaum Piano Course, and Alfred Piano Course.  

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Getting a Piano

You will need to have access to a piano from the very beginning, as daily practice is essential for making steady progress. A used upright piano of decent condition will be sufficient for most students. 

A full-sized (88 keys) weighted digital keyboard with pedals can be a good substitute for the first year.  You can also consider renting one from a local dealer if you are uncertain about buying a piano right away.  We work exclusively with Coltharp Piano World, and we are glad to help our students find their first piano. 

Develop Good Practice Habit

Consistency and good quality daily practice is the golden rule to making the most progress, not the quantity. We suggest our students to practice at least five days per week to make a steady progress.

Note to parents: Please help your child establish a routine of good practice habits. Supervision in daily practice is often necessary for young beginners. For older students, daily reminders may be needed until the student is mature enough to establish a daily practicing routine.


 

Performance Opportunities

Student Recital

Student performing at BEETHOVEN Club

Student performing at BEETHOVEN Club

We encourage our students to perform.  We host student recitals in outside locations, usually in conjunction with other supporters of performing arts in the Greater Memphis area.  

Check out our latest performances.

 

Community Music Outreach

Students PERFORMING at Ronald McDonald House Charities memphis

Students PERFORMING at Ronald McDonald House Charities memphis

We believe in sharing our talents by giving back to the community through active music outreach.  We record community service hours for our students in addition to many other performing opportunities. 

Read more about our community engagement

 

Amro Music Keyboard Festival

student performance at amro music keyboard festival

student performance at amro music keyboard festival

Amro Music host two keyboard festivals every year.  It's a great opportunity for young pianists to demonstrate their music talents.   


 

Piano Competition and Examination

students received distinction in abrsm piano exam

students received distinction in abrsm piano exam

In addition to performance, we promote students to participate in local piano competitions such as the Beethoven Club Young Artist Competition.  We believe that students will be motivated to improve their skills and work towards a rewarding musical goal. 

We also prepare students for examination provided by Associated Board of the Rotyals Schools of Music (ABRSM).  ABRSM is the world's leading provider of music examination; their graded exam encourage progress and it is internationally recognized.    


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Express yourself on our well-maintained Kimball grand piano and receive coaching from our professional teachers.

Our teachers are experienced and highly-qualified.  We are dedicated to your success.

Give the gift of music to your loved ones!