The piano may well be the most familiar and well known musical instrument of all time. The versatility of being able to play so many different styles of music on the piano, as a soloist or in an ensemble, accompanying other instruments, or for use in composing and in rehearsals for such things as dance and stage, lends itself to its popularity.
They keyboard has 88 keys (52 black and 36 white) that determine which tone we hear when pressed by fingers from both hands. Pressing a key on the piano causes a padded hammer to strike the strings inside. The hammer rebounds while the strings continue to vibrate. When the key is released, a damper stops the vibration, ending the sound. Although an acoustic piano has strings, it is usually classified as a percussion instrument because the strings are struck rather than plucked.
Pianos come in all shapes and sizes and decorate its location not only with sound, but with design.
Teachers that teach Piano
Heather has had piano in her life for over 38 years, with her earliest inspiration coming from her grandfather, who played in dance bands in the 1920s. Heather started lessons at age 6, was classically trained for 11 years and has accompanied many fine choirs on piano. She understands the pleasure of being able to play piano and read music and is dedicated to helping her students realize that same enjoyment.
I have loved music all my life and have enjoyed teaching piano for over 25 years.
Josh is a state certified instructor with a Masters degree in teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in performance and has been teaching since 2005. His passion is providing the best quality music education to students of all ages by tailoring lessons to accommodate you, while keeping it fun and exciting. Josh studied classically with members of the Seattle symphony and teaches classical, jazz, blues, rock and pop.