When Marie started taking lessons, she was worried she would be forced to play classical piano at a recital...what we got couldn't have been more different. She started right away playing "Imagine" by John Lennon and "Learn On Me" by Bill Withers - some of my and now her favorite artists! What really got her going though was Anthony's (her teacher) willingness to explore all kinds of music - new music she loves that I haven't even heard of. Now she is playing not only piano, but also the electric keyboard and synthesizer. On top of that, she has been learning how to write and record her own music. She spends so much time on her keyboard at home I sometimes have to tell her to stop and go to bed (never a problem I had when I was taking piano as a child!) If you are skeptical or unsure about piano lessons for your child, I highly recommend giving Musical Life a try. -Sue Morgan
In-person or online, our piano lessons in Denver are perfect for all ages, with tailored learning available for those wanting to start from as young as 7 years old.
Whether you are a budding Billy Joel or a young Alicia Keys, we are dedicated to helping you or your child become a piano-playing music lover!
Our piano teachers expertly guide students from the fundamentals of note – reading to advanced technique and theory. Your favorite songs are also included in your piano lessons. Why? Because happy students mean motivated students, which always equals success.
How we are different from other piano lessons in Denver?
Most piano teachers and programs have been unchanged since the 1960s, literally. They follow a standard “method” book and lack vitality and relevance to what really moves and motivates students. At Musical Life, our piano curriculum combines the technical and foundational elements of method learning with MUSIC that students actually love and listen to. We believe variety is the spice of life, and at MLD, we use a well-rounded curriculum that touches on every style, genre, and era to make sure students can play and appreciate a wider scope of musical expression. However, that’s not all. We also have a HUGE focus on applied learning, aka, playing music with others. Whether it is the weekly jam sessions (included in all private lesson packages), our epic concert events, or one of our live bands, playing and sharing music-making with others is the KEY to longer-term enjoyment and fulfillment as a musician. This takes what happens in the lessons into the real world, and guides students into a life filled with musical activity and connection - isn’t that the whole point after all?
Musical Life Denver's Philosophy
We know through extensive experience that playing music with other people –either in our jam sessions (included with our private lesson packages) or in one of our live concerts– gives students the highest levels of improvement, enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment. This is so important for self-motivation when learning how to play. In addition to focusing on the individual instrument of your choice, we also focus on giving our students opportunities to play music with others, and ultimately express themselves on stage in one of our many performances. Our concerts are fun, rowdy, and real...none of this stodgy recital stuff from the past!
What you will learn in Piano Lessons?
Musical Life Denver piano students learn not only how to play the piano, but how to ENJOY playing music in their daily lives. Students will be guided through a structured foundation of the piano, but more importantly, they will be shown how, what, and when to practice, and what being a fun-loving music maker looks like. Yes - they will learn technique and theory, but they will also learn to play the songs and music they love; music that has become the soundtrack of all of our lives. Most importantly, however, they will gain a lifelong confidence that will permeate everything they do, and a sense of self-assuredness that they can learn and achieve whatever they set their minds to.
Who are the Piano Instructors
The piano teachers at MLD have all been through an extensive certification program and are constantly refining their skills on a weekly basis through ongoing training, teacher to teacher review, and owner to teacher evaluation. Our instructors actually LIVE "the musical life" and are all pursuing their own music, whether solo, in bands, or producing music online. The number one thing that separates our teachers is the commitment to excellence and GROWTH, and never being satisfied until the student is moving forward, with a smile!
Who Is the ideal Student
The MLD staff is great at teaching everyone from complete beginners all the way up to advanced level adults who truly want to pursue music as a career and everything in between. Students as young as 8 years old can start the private piano lessons program. (for students under 8 please check out our KIDZROCK program.)
Our Denver Piano Lesson Programs
At Musical Life Denver, piano learning is broken down into four main pillars that are easy to understand, fun and rewarding. This approach is accessible for students of all ages and ability levels, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to accomplish your goals. Students use a proven curriculum to learn technique and theory; they also use songs that they know and love so that they can actively apply what they have studied.