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.