Houston Piano Lessons & Group Classes
The following list is compiled from a ParentsPost Survey. They are recommendations made by other Houston area moms and dads.
VIVALDI MUSIC ACADEMY – 713-858-9617
TWO LOCATIONS: WEST U & BELLAIRE
- West University, 3914 Gramercy Street, Suite B
- Bellaire, 5305 Bissonnet Street, 832-404-2299
Vivaldi Music Academy offers piano lessons custom tailored to each student’s interests and goals. The Academy aims to foster confidence and creativity in all of its innovative programs. Faculty members have warm personalities and instrument specific degrees – some are members of the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera. The Academy also offers lessons for violin, guitar, cello, viola, flute, french horn, drums and voice. CLICK HERE for MORE INFORMATION
BRIDGES ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer, 713-402-5122
Bridges offers Suzuki Piano for children ages 4-8. The academy also offers voice lessons, as well as private and group instruction for other instruments including organ, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet and saxophone. Director Beverly Laubach says, “Houston is busting at the seams with wonderful, qualified music instructors. We have a talented faculty of 18 instructors. Parents can come here trusting that everyone has passed a background check, that every single one of the teaching rooms have windows so lessons can be observed at any time. Children’s safety is of paramount importance. We adhere to the Methodist Church guidelines on making sure children are always safe in our facilities.”
SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Rice University, 2247 Alice Pratt Brown Hall, 713-348-5753
The Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program offers lessons to serious and gifted music students, ages six through pre-college. Instrument choices include piano, violin, viola or cello.
1103 Howard Lane, 713-218-7519
Wunder offers private and group lessons. The academy’s pre-school group program is called Pianotopia – children ages 3 to 5 to start the exposure to piano as a social and entertaining activity. Wunder also offers iCap (Interactive Computer-Assisted Piano), group lessons that combine traditional piano with high-tech systems. Director Sherry Liu says, “Music is a source of life-time enjoyment. Making difficult tasks fun and engaging is the goal. We instill a love for piano, and encourage students to explore, express and discover the magic of music.” READ PARENTS’ REVIEWS
133 Southwest Freeway, 713-942-8484
Many instructors are members of the Houston Conservatory and the Houston Symphony. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to observe lessons.
HOUSTON PIANO COMPANY
1600 W 13th Street, 832-495-4150
Music for Little Mozarts is a program designed for children ages 4 to 6. Classes are a mix of piano instruction, singing and dancing.
LYRIC MUSIC STUDIO
The Heights, firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Piano classes are offered to children 7-11 years old. Private Piano lessons are offered for children ages 10 and up, and adults. Parents are advised to wait until their children are 8 or 9 years old before private lessons.
VANOVER MUSIC ACADEMY
1428 West Alabama, 713-807-8600
Vanover Music Academy offers piano lessons to children of all ages, and adults. The academy also offers guitar and violin instruction, as well as voice lessons. Owner Elizabeth Vanover says, “We tailor our approach to the individual. Our students range in age from 4 to 14 to 40 years old. We can combine methods depending on their age, their ability, and what they want to accomplish. Our talented instructors encourage students to find a love for their instrument while giving the highest quality education.”
SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
St. Andrews’s Presbyterian Church
5308 Buffalo Speedway, 713-668-9777
Private and group lessons are offered in piano, voice, violin and guitar.
Director Mandy Kung tells ParentsPost.com, “Our mission is to give kids and adults of all ages the opportunity and environment to learn music in a loving and encouraging environment, and provide scholarships so that no one is turned away due to financial reasons. Our teachers hold degrees in the art discipline they are teaching, and set different goals with each student depending on what they are looking to achieve. This involves educating and nurturing the children as well as the parents.”
6211 FM 1960 Suite E, 281-440-5709
The Suzuki teaching method is used for piano, guitar, violin, viola and cello lessons. There is great emphasis on listening – listening to the music before students attempt to play any part of the compositions. Traditional methodology is also used to strengthen children’s abilities to read music. Group classes are encouraged to create feelings of camaraderie and teamwork with fellow students, and build confidence for recitals.