Here at Folsom Piano Academy, we believe that music can have a positive impact on your life.

We believe that learning the piano can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Our students learn valuable life skills like perseverance, patience, attention to detail, confidence and a greater ability to communicate.


We have served the greater Folsom area since 1996. We take pride in teaching students how to read music and become proficient piano players. Our staff consists of dedicated teachers with advanced degrees in piano performance and pedagogy. Each teacher is encouraged to collaborate with their co-teachers to provide students with the best experience possible.  We tailor our methods so that each student can enjoy a lifetime of music and reach their full potential.


With the advent of group lessons, hundreds of students have been able to experience the joy of learning how to play the piano at Folsom Piano Academy. By using a digital piano lab with headphones, students receive individualized instruction in a group setting and develop confidence in playing for others.


Whether the lessons are for an adult or a child, you have the choice between several different options for piano lessons. We invite you to tour our studio and come experience the excitement of music!

Our Teachers

Mr. Wesley

Group Instructor

Mr. Matt

Group Instructor

Ms. Cindy

Group Instructor

Ms. Rachel

Group/Private Instructor

Ms. Melissa

Group/Private Instructor

Ms. Goryana

Private Instructor

Mr. Mark

Private Instructor

Ms. Qi-Qing

Private Instructor

Ms. Jeanette

Music Director/Instructor

Jeanette's Corner

"Practice is a huge topic. But for starters, if each student can answer the "What, When, How, and Why" of practice, then they are on the road to success!


What to Practice? Is the student learning a new piece or do they need to work on counting and keeping a steady beat? Are they working on technique, memory, pedaling, or focusing on adding dynamics and articulations?


When to Practice? Has the student sat down to figure out their piano practice schedule? If they haven't or if it is simply left up to "when I have time," then, unfortunately, it's just not going to happen.


How to Practice? This is the biggest question. And the easiest answer is to always practice with purpose which means to know what you are trying to accomplish before starting. Be mindful instead of mindless. Repeating something from beginning to end, over and over 10 times just because is not mindful or productive. Repeating something over and over 10 times focusing on playing with firm fingers, or keeping a steady beat, or aiming for 5 out of 10 reps at 100% accuracy now creates purpose in a student's practice. And once there is purpose, there is progress.


Why Practice? Because progress feels good! Progress feeds motivation. Students who consistently lack practice will eventually lose interest. It's hard to get good at something you don't practice.


We will continue this topic at the studio and try to help students achieve their practice goals.


"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice." ~Vladimir Horowitz (great 20th-century pianist)


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