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Private Lesson Info
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PIANO lessons


We offer piano lessons at different levels to meet aspiring pianists where they are. Our program is incredibly unique as we also offer multiple performances within a semester to help students reflect on their progress, grow their confidence, connect with peers, and even give back to the community with our assisted living home recitals.

Students work on 2-3 pieces at a time and are expected to prepare for the upcoming monthly performances offered at LJMA. 


  • Scales

  • Warm-ups

  • Chord Progressions

  • Self-Accompanying

  • Sight-Reading

  • Ear Training


Genres include:

  • Classical

  • Pop

  • Rock

  • Blues

  • Contemporary



We train and submit students for the internationally recognized ABRSM classical grading system.  Multiple months are spent preparing for exams, which become increasingly more advanced as students progress. Students are required to learn a set of scales, three classical pieces ranging from different periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary), must sight read music and are tested on their ear training.   Exams are graded with three pass rankings: Pass, Merit, and Distinction with Distinction being the highest marks awarded.  There are 8 Grades to study for with Grade 8 being considered concert pianist level. Students who pass Grade 5 are required to then complete and pass the Grade 5 Music Theory exam before they are permitted to continue with Grades 6, 7, and 8 to ensure students learn music with a full understanding of the language.


Exams are taken in-person in Pasadena in front of an examiner and written analysis and final results are delivered a couple of weeks later.  The board is recognized worldwide as one of the most prestigious and thorough curriculums for piano. Our director, Laura completed her Grade 8 exam at the age of 17 before embarking on her professional music journey.  For those that want a truly thorough education in piano, this is a great curriculum to sink your teeth into. 

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