Piano Lessons near Somerville and Cambridge, MA. Union Lesson Studios offers piano lessons for kids and adults of all levels. We help students gain the technique, repertoire, and confidence they need to play in practically any style of music. We're conveniently located at 11 Bow Street in Somerville's Union Square. Online lessons are available via video calling.
Piano instructor Aaron Gratzmiller answers some questions you may have about learning this instrument:
4 years old and up.
Union Lesson Studios provides students need for their first lesson, although a blank notebook can be very helpful. The instructor will recommend books and supplies for future lessons. Books for beginner pianists typically cost less than $15.
There's nothing wrong with starting out on a digital piano, they're less expensive and easier to maintain than acoustic pianos. Look for a digital piano or a hybrid piano with 88 weighted keys if possible. Students often look for an acoustic piano after playing for a few years. Current Union Lesson Studios students can practice on our pianos for $15/hr. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help finding an instrument.
Most beginners learn the basics of music notation, where to find notes on the piano, technique/ posture, and simple songs. Lessons can also include learning songs by ear, writing original music, and playing in contemporary styles.
Advancing students should bring any recent repertoire/ songs, warmups, and methods. Any kind of blank notebook is very helpful. Many advancing students have specific goals in taking lessons here, and that's fine with us!