Why are piano lessons at Kansas City School of Music the number one choice in Johnson County? It is because of our exceptional faculty and our comprehensive curriculum. When we hire a new piano teacher, we try to find the best teacher in Kansas City. That has always been our philosophy. Guided by a comprehensive piano curriculum, our piano lessons are then tailored to fit each student’s individual needs. Students at our school don’t just play piano; they excel at it.
All of our piano instructors have degrees in music performance and extensive experience in music education, and they are dedicated to developing confident and passionate musicians. Learn more about our piano instructors here:
Scott Smith - School Director, Piano
Rebekah Thompson - Piano, Voice, and Musikgarten
Shenwei Geng - Piano
Un Chong Christopher - Voice and Piano
Comprehensive Piano Curriculum
Our piano lessons are designed to train students in every aspect of the instrument and develop a solid musical foundation. Our piano instructors follow a curriculum that covers all aspects of sight reading, repertoire, piano technique, ear training, music theory, and musical interpretation. Each lesson will be customized based on the student’s strengths and weaknesses as well as their interests.
We know from experience that performing is a key part of fully learning an instrument. That’s why we offer many opportunities for our students to perform a variety of styles and in a variety of settings. We hope you’ll join us for one of our upcoming recitals. Additionally, students systematically progress through 24 levels of curriculum ranging from beginner through advanced, and must pass an exam at each level. These exams will ensure that they are confident and prepared going into each performance.
At Kansas City School of Music, we have two locations for your convenience: our Lenexa campus and our Overland Park campus. Each facility has soundproof walls, temperature control, and professional quality instruments, including both digital and acoustic pianos. Our state-of-the-art facilities are an important part of our standards of excellence.
Our keyboard ensembles offer a great way for students to learn in a group setting and work collaboratively with other musicians. We create ensembles based on the students’ age and ability level so that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow as a musician. These groups offer an enriched musical experience that enhances their experience in private lessons.
Parental involvement is crucial to a young student’s success. Our piano instructors here at Kansas City School of Music are happy to offer you advice and guidance for getting involved with your child’s music education. We require parents to sit in on lessons if their student is in preschool or elementary school. Visit our parental involvement page to learn more about this.
Expectations for Enrolled Students
If you have any questions about our piano instructors or piano lessons, please contact Kansas City School of Music today.