Piano Lessons at the Wichita Music Academy
The piano is one of the most versatile instruments, and in the United States, it’s the most-played instrument out there. You can play Liszt & Beethoven, Billy Joel or Alicia Keys, country music in a bar band, or hymns on Sunday morning. No matter what your musical preference, the teachers at the Wichita Music Academy will help you become the pianist you want to be. We can introduce you to the fundamentals of music reading, technique and theory, and use YOUR FAVORITE SONGS in your lessons. You don’t need a piano to take lessons; a quality electronic keyboard will suffice at first. (We can help you if you don’t have something to play!)
Why should we take piano lessons at the Academy?
Our teachers are warm and friendly, and they get to know each student and parent. We work with each student to develop a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you’re a 7-year-old beginner or a 70-year-old returning to lessons, we’ll get to know what you want to accomplish musically and help you achieve your goals.
What styles of piano do you teach?
We teach just about everything – classical, rock, pop, contemporary worship, country, you name it.
What ages do you teach?
We’ve had piano students as young as 5, but our oldest beginner was 94.
Do I need to know how to read music?
Absolutely not. Students from beginners to advanced are welcome here.
Do I need a piano to learn the instrument?
No, you don’t have to have a piano per se. But you will need something to play at home. A quality electronic keyboard will get you going just fine. If you don’t have access to one, we can help you choose one that will work for you.
Are there piano recitals?
We don’t have the sort of recitals where you have to play Rachmaninoff from memory for stern-faced judges. We DO have fun student showcases in summer and winter; you can play music you like for your friends and family. Our showcases are not in some corner of the store but in a nice venue with sound, lighting and video recording – you can be on YouTube if you want to! This is a great opportunity for your family from far away to see your progress. And, unlike some, we don’t charge a fee to perform.
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"You'll find that it's very relaxed, easy, non-threatening and you'll have a good time. I've experienced another place or two, and they don't come close to comparing." Joe, who takes private guitar lessons.
"I have really enjoyed learning piano at the Academy. My teachers there have been patient with me, and I do feel that I have learned something new each time I finish a lesson. It has been a great experience and I look forward to learning more."
"I think I was looking for this, and I think I was looking for it for a long time. Instead of listening to music, now I can make some music."
"I really enjoy playing. This has been quite an accomplishment for me. I never had any music before and now I can play."
"I thought, 'I don't know if I'll ever be able to play these.' But after the first lesson and the second lesson and the third lesson, I thought, 'I think I like this!' I saw the ad in the paper and decided to come down here. It's the best decision I ever made."
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new keyboard! It is AWESOME. However, I may never get anything done because it is so much fun to play. I found the perfect combination of piano and strings with the duet setting and I played it for my husband. It's one of his favorite songs and it made him cry..."
"If you want to do it, don't be afraid – just do it. And have fun with it. When I sit down and play the piano, I forget everything else."
"I highly recommend learning to play. No, you are NOT too old to learn! You will find it very enjoyable and therapeutic."