What makes piano lessons at the Eliason School of Music so unique?
Students enrolled in our piano lesson program learn pieces from the Suzuki method as well as the Faber and Faber piano method. The benefits of using the Suzuki method are that students can learn songs by ear, focus on performing them correctly, and create excellent habits of play such as proper posture. Once students have had some time to develop strong technical habits of play the focus is shifted more to the learning of scales, musical theory and sight reading. This combination approach in our piano lessons allows students to have fun and enjoy playing lots of songs, while at the same time they learn more deeply how to understand music through the application of scales and musical theory.
Who takes piano lessons at the Eliason School of Music?The Eliason School of Music enrolls Portland, Oregon piano students as young as age 4 and has many adult students as well. Most of the piano lessons in the school are based on classical instruction, however intermediate and advanced students may also explore other styles of music in their lessons such as Jazz or Blues or Ragtime. All lessons are tailored to meet the individual goals of each student and the techniques taught allow you to perform music of any style.
Why choose to learn piano at the Eliason School of Music?We have over fifteen teachers on staff who are devoted to the art of teaching music. One of the benefits of joining a larger school compared to a home studio is that we are more likely to pair students with the right teacher because we have many to choose from, and you can try lessons with a teacher before you decide to enroll. All of our teachers have their degrees in Music, years of teaching experience, and many have their Master's degree. As teachers we also get together for meetings throughout the year to share ideas and to brainstorm on ways to make the lessons more effective and a better experience for everyone. It is this focus on creating the best experience possible for students that inspires our students to practice consistently, reach their potential and have fun during the process.
What does it take to get started?Our program offers lessons year round and it is easy to get started. If you click on the pink text in the upper right corner of this page you will be directed to our online registration form that takes just a moment to complete. After you complete this the school will email you back some possible lesson times where you can come in and meet with a teacher and give the lessons a try. Our program is low pressure, you can stop at any time, and you can try a single lesson with a teacher before continuing to see if you feel it is a right match for you. It is our goal to pair students with the best possible teacher for them and to create a lasting and enriching musical experience.