WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PIANO

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

Ms. Milan

Group Instructor

Mr. Wesley

Group Instructor

Ms. Cindy

Group Instructor

Ms. Rachel

Group & Private Instructor

Ms. Qi-Qing

Private Instructor

Ms. Goryana

Private Instructor

Mr. Michael

Private Instructor

Ms. Jeanette

Music Director

Instructor

Jeanette's Corner

As students are adjusting to their new school schedules and activites, this is the perfect time to help your child develop good time management skills. Since playing the piano is a physical skill, it requires much repetition and consistent attention. Cramming piano practice for 15 minutes before a piano lesson will not lead to successful results.  

 

Sit down with your student, and help them determine a good consistent practice schedule. If practice is left up to "when I have time," or "after my homework," it will usually not happen. It's usually best to schedule practice before or after something else that happens on a regular, consistent basis such as dinnertime, or bathtime, or (my favorite) right after school. It's always easier for a student to stay up an extra 15 minutes to finish homework in the evening than it is to stay up and extra 15 minutes to practice the piano.

 

Sometimes students think that once they "understand" how a song goes and they can "play it," they no longer need to practice. But actually, that's when the practice just begins because the goal is to be able to play things fluidly, comfortably and musically. This can only happen with lots and lots of repetition. So take advantage of a new school year and start the year off right with a new practice schedule. 

 

Extra added tip: When is the best time to practice? First thing after school, before homework. If a student only practices when they "have time," it will never get done. Help your child develop the discipline of practicing FIRST. If after 5 minutes of practice your child claims to know their piece, ask them if they can play it while counting out loud and keeping a steady beat. If they accomplish that, the next challenge is to play it with their eyes closed. It's all about repetition. It's not about the "knowing," it's about the "doing" that makes all the difference! Happy Practicing!

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