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Piano Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults


Piano Classes & Lessons for Kids, Teens & Adults

Looking for a fun way to learn piano? The Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality piano teachers and a friendly environment with other community members.

Semester: SPRING 2014 (January thru May)

About Our Piano Classes for Young Children Ages 6-11:
Our piano classes are an excellent introduction to beginner piano and basic musical concepts. Students will become familiar with the keyboard through games and exercises in class, along with some written theory practice for home. They will learn a variety of songs that will be practiced each week in class. Through singing and playing, students will be able to learn music at a comfortable pace. The teacher will do individual assessment for each student throughout the course of the class. At the conclusion of the classes, a small informal recital will be performed for parents and friends. By the end of the 3 levels, students will be very well prepared with the necessary basics for beginner piano playing, and would easily be able to transition from the group classes to private or shared piano lessons.

Music Sampler
MUSIC ADVENTURES
Class

AGES: 4.5 to 6yrs

This is a great musical introductory course for younger children, and the perfect way to prepare for Beginning Piano Class!
GO TO OUR "KIDS 8 AND UNDER" PAGE FOR DETAILS!

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 1 (6-9)

AGES: 6 to 9yrs

$342+$20music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(12 classes)

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Mondays 5:45PM



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Tuesdays 4:45PM

Level 1 beginner students will learn the musical alphabet at the keyboard in a limited hand position. As students learn the keys they will also begin reading music on the staff right away. Simple rhythms and melodies are practiced in shorter pieces. By the end of the class students will be comfortable reading music and playing their pieces for others. (Class size: 8 max)
Teacher: Michelle Richardson and Andrew Cote
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MONDAYS, 5:45PM-6:30PM, starts Jan 27th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

12 classes: 01/27, 02/03, 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, SKIP,   03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, SKIP, 04/21, 04/28
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/05
NO CLASS on 03/10 and 04/14
Instructor: Andrew Cote

STATUS: SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL!

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TUESDAYS
, 4:45PM-5:30PM, starts Jan 28th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

12 classes: 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, SKIP,   03/18, 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, SKIP, 04/22, 04/29
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/06
NO CLASS on 03/11 and 04/15
Instructor: Michelle Richardson

STATUS: SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL!

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 2 (6-9)

AGES: 6 to 9yrs

$342+$20music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(12 classes)

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Mondays 6:45PM



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Tuesdays 5:45PM

Level 2 is intended for students who have completed Level 1 (or with the instructor’s permission). This class continues piano basics through more difficult pieces. Rhythms are more complex, new areas of the keyboard are explored with different hand positions, and simple keyboard harmony is introduced. Note reading continues to improve as students learn more pieces.
(Class size: 8 max)

Teacher: Michelle Richardson and Andrew Cote
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MONDAYS, 6:45PM-7:30PM, starts Jan 27th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

12 classes: 01/27, 02/03, 02/10, 02/17, 02/24, 03/03, SKIP,   03/17, 03/24, 03/31, 04/07, SKIP, 04/21, 04/28
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/05
NO CLASS on 03/10 and 04/14
Instructor: Andrew Cote

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

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TUESDAYS
, 5:45PM-6:30PM, starts Jan 28th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

12 classes: 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, SKIP,   03/18, 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, SKIP, 04/22, 04/29
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/06
NO CLASS on 03/11 and 04/15
Instructor: Michelle Richardson

STATUS: CLOSED

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 3 (7-11)

AGES: 7 to 11yrs

$342+$20music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(12 classes)

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Level 3 introduces more difficult concepts in music and at the piano. Major and minor tonalities are identified and explored, keyboard harmony is further developed in chords and broken chords, as well as scales and keys are introduced in musical pieces and exercises. Pieces are longer and more difficult, but musical learning and expression are explored through singing, listening, and group playing in class each week. (Class size: 8 max)
Note: After Level 3, students may be able to arrange "shared" private lessons - please call the office to inquire.
Teacher: Michelle Richardson
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TUESDAYS, 6:45PM-7:30PM, starts Jan 28th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

12 classes: 01/28, 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, SKIP,   03/18, 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, SKIP, 04/22, 04/29
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/06
NO CLASS on 03/11 and 04/15
Instructor: Michelle Richardson

STATUS: SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL!

Piano Class
PIANO SKILLS
For Teens

AGES: 13 to 18yrs

$285+$12music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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This class is specifically for teens who are beginners or those with limited previous experience. Students will learn to harmonize songs and read jazz lead sheets, improvise and play by ear. In addition emphasis will be on specific useful technical skills as well as theory and ear training such as interval and chord recognition. It's a fantastic music skill-builder for musicians of all instrument preferences! (Class size: 8 max)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
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WEDNESDAYS, 5:15PM-6:00PM, starts Feb 12th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, SKIP, 03/19, 03/26,   04/02, 04/09, SKIP, 04/23, 04/30
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/07
NO CLASS on 03/12 and 04/16

STATUS: CLOSED

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 1 for Adults

AGES: 18yrs to Adult

$285+$12music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

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This Piano Class is designed for adults who are interested in learning the basics of the piano in a stimulating and challenging environment. Participants will be taught the fundamentals of the instrument, basic music theory, and keyboard harmony while enjoying the social aspects of learning and playing in ensembles together. Students will receive one-on-one attention from a highly qualified instructor with regular evaluation and assessment. Each participant will have their own digital piano. If you are one of those people saying "I wish I would have taken piano lessons when I was younger," or if you want to strengthen your composition/ music theory skills, then this course is for you! (Class size: 8 max)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
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WEDNESDAYS, 7:00PM-8:00PM, starts Feb 12th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, SKIP, 03/19, 03/26,   04/02, 04/09, SKIP, 04/23, 04/30
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/07
NO CLASS on 03/12 and 04/16

STATUS: SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL!

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 2 for Adults

AGES: 18yrs to Adult

$285+$12music*
split payment plan
available at checkout

(10 classes)

REGISTER ONLINE

This Piano Class is designed for adults who have taken Beginning Piano Level 1 and are ready to continue building their skills. Each participant will have their own digital piano. If you are one of those people saying "I wish I would have taken piano lessons when I was younger," or if you want to strengthen your composition/ music theory skills, then this course is for you! (Class size: 8 max)
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
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WEDNESDAYS, 6:00PM-7:00PM, starts Feb 12th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, SKIP, 03/19, 03/26,   04/02, 04/09, SKIP, 04/23, 04/30
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/07
NO CLASS on 03/12 and 04/16

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 1 For
Older Adults

AGES: 55+ Adults

$255+$11music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(10 classes)

REGISTER ONLINE
Thursdays 12:30PM



REGISTER ONLINE
Thursdays 6:30PM

Have you always wanted to play piano? Here's your chance to check it off of your Bucket List. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
--------------------------------------------------- THURSDAYS, 12:30PM-1:30PM, starts Feb 13th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP, 03/20, 03/27,   04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLOSED

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THURSDAYS, 6:30PM-7:30PM, starts Feb 13th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP, 03/20, 03/27,   04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLOSED

Piano Class
BEGINNING PIANO
Level 2 For
Older Adults

AGES: 55+ Adults

$255+$11music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(10 classes)

REGISTER ONLINE
Thursdays 2:30PM

This Piano class is intened for older adults 55+ who have completed Beginning Piano Level 1 and are ready to continue building their skills. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. Enjoy making music in this supportive and social setting. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
--------------------------------------------------- THURSDAYS, 2:30PM-3:30PM, starts Feb 13th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP, 03/20, 03/27,   04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889

Piano Class
INTERMEDIATE PIANO
For Older Adults

AGES: 55+ Adults

$255+$11music*
split payment plan
available at checkout
(10 classes)

REGISTER ONLINE
Thursdays 1:30PM



REGISTER ONLINE
Thursdays 5:30PM

This Piano class is intended for older adults 55+ who have some prior lessons or experience. Learn alongside your peers who have similar interests and life experiences. This class is specifically designed to provide a relaxed and stress-free environment. If you are not sure of your current skill level, our instructor can help you determine where you are at. 8 per class maximum. Take advantage of the special "Senior Discount" price for this class!
Teacher: Ina Mirtcheva
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THURSDAYS, 1:30PM-2:30PM, starts Feb 13th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP, 03/20, 03/27,   04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: SORRY, THIS CLASS IS FULL!

                             ------------   OR   ------------

THURSDAYS
, 5:30PM-6:30PM, starts Feb 13th
Location: Potomac,4260 Chain Bridge Rd,Piano Lab

10 classes: 02/13, 02/20, 02/27, 03/06, SKIP, 03/20, 03/27,   04/03, 04/10, SKIP, 04/24, 05/01
Makeup Class Date (Inclement Weather): 05/08
NO CLASS on 03/13 and 04/17

STATUS: CLASS HAS STARTED! CALL 703-993-9889
   

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All instructors and schedules are subject to change.

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PIANO CLASSES VS. PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS
Many people are unsure which to choose when it comes to taking a group class versus private lessons. For beginners to advanced beginners, especially children, the group class setting offers numerous benefits:

  • Class interaction with the instructor allows for a more comfortable yet still challenging experience
  • Ideas and instruction are more fully processed through peer observation, shared thoughts, and classroom Q&A
  • The class environment provides a more social and fun experience for both participants and, if they are children, their family members as well.
  • Enjoyable instruction in the beginning prepares and engages participants for more intense one-on-one instruction in the future
  • An important advantage for classes is that they are less expensive than private lessons, which is especially helpful to parents with children just beginning their musical journey and/or who might not be certain which musical path they want to take

In the end, it is your choice to make. If you do choose a class setting, you can rest assured that we keep our enrollment regulated to allow for plenty of personal attention and skill assessment.
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NEW: For our beginner group classes, we will hold a small class recital on the last day at the Potomac Arts Academy building. This provides a low stress environment for participants to showcase what they have been learning over the course of the semester. Family and friends are encouraged to attend!

Digital Piano LabLOCATION:
All of our Piano Classes take place in our Steinway Digital Piano Lab at the Potomac Arts Academy building, less than a mile from GMU campus on Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax VA.

Our address:
4260 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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