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Keyboard and piano lessons from School of Rock



Key Concepts
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  • Tone
  • Theory
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Keyboard & Piano Lessons for Beginners

School of Rock's keyboard lessons are vastly different from traditional one-on-one beginner piano lessons that most students end up dreading. At School of Rock, our keyboard teachers get students to love the keyboard (and piano) by teaching them to play popular rock songs while implementing basic concepts and skills like finger placement, scales, pedaling, key differentiation and rhythm. We start with private keyboard lessons paired with band rehearsals to prepare our piano students to play a live gig with a full band. The patented School of Rock Method builds musical proficiency through our proprietary Method App, Method Book collection, SongFirst approach, and performance-based music curriculum. All of our lessons programs include a performance aspect.

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Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

As our students begin progressing through School of Rock's beginner keyboard and piano lessons, we identify their progress and, when it's time, move them up to amplified and more challenging intermediate to advanced keyboard techniques. This is where students will develop their skills even further and immerse themselves deeper into learning the ins-and-outs of the piano and keyboard through private lessons, group rehearsals and live performances on stage.

Keyboard + Piano Lessons You Can't Get Anywhere Else

Our revolutionary educational music program has been awarded a U.S. patent, making the School of Rock Method available nowhere else. The School of Rock Method builds musical proficiency through our proprietary Method App, Method Book collection, SongFirst approach, and performance-based music curriculum. The School of Rock Method has been refined and perfected for over 25 years, culminating in an educational music program that is proven to teach music.

Online keyboard + piano lessons are also available and utilize the same patented curriculum we use in our schools. These virtual music lessons for kids and adults are a convenient way to begin or continue your child's music education from wherever you are.

Keyboard and Piano Lesson for ALL AGES

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Piano Lessons For Preschoolers

We've developed a playful, attention-grabbing, and confidence-building music program for preschoolers called Little Wing. In this program our expert piano teachers and musicians introduce preschoolers to the basics of notes and rhythm, while fostering a creative and comforting experience designed to help children discover the piano and other instruments.

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Piano Lessons For Kids

At School of Rock we've figured out how to ensure kids have fun while they’re learning how to play the piano proficiently. This is what makes our piano and keyboard lessons for beginners the most popular piano program in the world for children. Based on the child's age and skill level, School of Rock's kids programs include Rookies, Rock 101, Performance, House Band, AllStars, and Online Music Lessons.

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Piano Lessons For Teens

Teens who enroll in our piano and keyboard lessons gain skill and confidence on the piano while also developing the tools they need to work in a team. Every program for teens includes private piano lessons and group/band rehearsals that will prepare the student for epic live shows. All teens are enrolled in or audition for one of the following programs: Rock 101, Performance, House Band, and AllStars.

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Piano Lessons For Adults

It's never too late to learn to play the piano or keyboard for adults. Our expert keyboard teachers guide you through the fundamentals of the piano through private keyboard lessons, group rehearsals, and live performances, all done by way of playing popular rock songs. Learn more about our Adult Program for musicians 18 and up.

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School of Rock is globally known for its keyboard and piano lessons. Our piano teachers work with each and every student to make sure our keyboard lessons for beginners give every student the basic skills to develop solid skills in the instrument.

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Piano Instructors Near You

Whether looking for beginner or advanced classes, every School of Rock location is well-staffed with highly trained rock piano and keyboard instructors ready to take a student's piano playing to the next level.

Keyboard + Piano Teacher Kayman


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The modern day keyboard is much more then a portable electric piano. From synthesized electronic sounds to life-like violins and stringed instruments, keyboards can do it all. The School of Rock GearSelect Program offers an incredible selection of musical gear from some of the music industry’s biggest brands, incuding Medeli annd Benjamin Adams. Get keyboards, electric pianos and other keyboard accessories. Browse over 1,000 products.

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How much do piano/keyboard lessons cost?

Exact prices depend on the program and may vary between locations. What's included? Unlike most hourly keyboard lessons, our programs include weekly private keyboard lessons and group rehearsals that inspire confidence and teamwork. Keyboard students are also welcome to use our facilities whenever we're open, even if they just want to hang out and learn from or collaborate with other musicians. Find your location.

Does School of Rock offer keyboard lessons for 4-year-olds?

While the keyboard is one of the most accessible instruments for young students, four years old might be a little young for formal keyboard lessons. At School of Rock, your 4-year-old can participate in the Little Wing music program to learn fundamental concepts using fun, dynamic musical activities that often feature keyboards.

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Should I buy my own piano or keyboard, or will School of Rock provide one?

School of Rock does let kids borrow keyboards for lessons and rehearsal, but for best results students are encouraged to have a piano or keyboard at home for daily practice. As students reach higher skill levels on the piano or keyboard, our keyboard teachers recommend that students purchase their own instruments to use at home for daily practice.

How long will it take my child to get good at piano?

With steady practice, playing in a group, and weekly private keyboard lessons, kids and adults can play with basic proficiency in as little as 6 months. Some students can reach the more advanced skill levels in as few as 3-5 years, but it does vary depending on age and the level of practice at home. 

Keyboard and piano lessons don't stop once your child leaves the School of Rock classroom. To see the best results, our piano and keyboard teachers recommend students spend at least 30 minutes a day practicing what they learned in class.

Do you offer private piano lessons?

At School of Rock, we teach private keyboard lessons in-person or online in conjunction with weekly band rehearsals meant to build confidence and teamwork. While we do offer private keyboard instruction, we strongly encourage students to play in band rehearsals as a way of exploring group dynamics as they become more proficient on the keyboard. 

Does School of Rock have tips for learning to play the piano?

At School of Rock, our piano instructors encourage students to regularly practice, ask questions, and use reliable equipment. We also teach students key skills like chords, scales, rhythm, and how using a keyboard versus a piano can affect playing.

Resource: Difference Between Piano vs. Keyboard

What is the best age to learn to play piano or keyboard?

Children can play piano at any age, but there are signs that you can look for to tell you when your child is ready for lessons. Check out our resource on the best age to learn piano for more information.

Resource: Best Age to Learn Piano

Do you offer online music lessons?

Yes, participating School of Rock locations offer online music lessons that utilize our patented School of Rock Method curriculum.

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Our music programs are designed to create a supportive environment where students of all skill levels are comfortable, yet challenged at every turn when learning how to play the piano or keyboard.

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