Cascade Piano Studio welcomes piano and organ students 5 years and older, from beginners to proficient musicians. We emphasize practical skills to encourage a lifelong love of music, and we adapt our teaching method to the style and idiosyncrasies of each student.
All piano lessons share the pleasure of music through metaphor, humor, creativity, and lots of laughter. We also encourage students to play multiple styles of music — from classical to popular works — so they can feel comfortable in today's musical world.
Private piano lessons are available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions in a safe, comfortable area of the founder's Seattle home. In addition, a limited number of lessons are available on the Steinway grand piano at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle's University District and through Puget Sounds Piano Studio in Issaquah. Lessons cover:
- Repertoire Building
- Music Theory
- Rhythm Skills
- Fluent Note Reading
Lessons also prepare students to play comfortably with friends and fellow musicians in piano duets, chamber music groups, school orchestras, and other ensembles. In addition, we hold two student recitals during the year (December and May); and, on occasion, students participate in workshops and music festivals, including the CWU Sonatina Festival, Seattle Young Artists, the Performing Festival of the Eastside, the Helen Crowe Snelling competition, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival.
We offer hour-long organ lessons to students on various organs in Seattle, including Blessed Sacrament Church in the University District and Messiah Lutheran Church in Wedgwood. Lessons require at least two years of piano study and cover:
- Pedal and Manual Technique
- Accompaniment and Religious Service Playing
- Repertoire Building
- Organ Registration and Orchestration
Piano and organ lesson fees vary based on the length of the lesson and discounts are available for families with multiple students. Please contact us to learn more about our fees and payment policies:
Schedule a Free Introductory Lesson Today!
We offer every prospective student a complimentary lesson to assess his or her proficiency level. If the student is transferring from another teacher, we review what the student already knows and develop a teaching plan based on the assessment. To arrange for a free lesson, contact us at (206) 659-9251 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.