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Playing the Piano

PIANO LESSONS

AND COACHING

Specialized piano instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.

Studio reel of piano students studying with Nikk May

More Information About Private Piano Lessons

 

In addition to teaching locally, the studio receives piano students from across the nation and through varying teaching networks, music programs, and professional referral sources. These piano students range from modern/contemporary studies, to blues, jazz, praise and worship, classical, soundtrack, and original composers.

Performance-Oriented Piano Lessons

Though not all piano students studying privately are mandated to perform, there is a strong emphasis on performance development. Nurturing the essential abilities and intuition that make high level students, private piano lessons are designed with a student-centered approach to meet students where they are at while simultaneously providing them with the right musical nutrition to build successful skill sets.

Learn To Play As Well As Speak

Many times, students from other lesson programs have spent 10 or so months preparing the same piece, only being trained to recite music from memory. Though memorization is a valuable skill, this method of teaching unfortunately does not allow students to properly understand, communicate, or essentially develop the fundamental ability to "converse" through music. Instead, it rather trains them much the same as a parrot would be trained to imitate without comprehension. Piano students studying privately here at the studio are taught the proper forms of all notation from traditional clefs and standard sheet music, to chord building, harmonizing, chart reading, improvisation, composition, and more using practical methods that allow them to effectively communicate on their instrument both as a soloist and as part of a larger group or ensemble.

Applicable Theory For Piano Lessons

 

Students taking private piano lessons at the studio are taught critical elements of music theory beyond that of just scales and rhythm exercises. Students develop comprehensive skills allowing them to "connect the dots" to how music is created as well as learning how to create their own original compositions and piano masterpieces.

Interpretive Piano Studies

Private piano lessons encompass an approach that breaks down ideas such as color and texture, relating these to expressive elements like emotion and intent, and ultimately allowing students to touch and feel sound where the art of creating music becomes a much more tangible experience. Students are taught how to listen to the sound and environments around them, strengthening themselves into becoming better musicians as well as performers.

Looking for "Online" Piano Lessons? Click below!

Private piano lessons are offered in-studio as well as online using a professional multi-camera setup. The piano is one of the most versatile instruments in the family of music. With many elements involved in its makeup, the piano is what drives every music classroom. The piano encompasses a complete spectrum of understanding and creating music. Private piano lessons consist of scale studies, theory, bookwork, various repertoire, appropriate technique, and more.

 

Piano lesson rates are $38/30-minutes, $57/45-minutes, and $76/60-minutes. Video lessons via Zoom are also available. For private lesson requests, please feel free to fill out a New Student Application by clicking the link below!

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Nikk May: Private Studio For Voice | Piano | Guitar

WHY STUDY WITH NIKK?

SPECIALIZING IN VOICE (SINGING), PIANO, GUITAR, SONGWRITING & MUSIC PRODUCTION

Nikk has worked across numerous stages, both as an educator and professionally managed performer. He's trained students internationally, and also shared students with famous CELEBRITY VOCAL COACHES such as BRETT MANNING (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Leona Lewis, Hayley Williams),