If you are looking for piano lessons in Newport Beach, you have come to the right place!
Since 2004, hundreds of students have come to the Irvine School of Music for piano lessons from Newport Beach and throughout Orange County. Our piano classes are offered at our school, conveniently located at the intersection of Jeffrey Road and Irvine Center Drive.
Our piano lessons cover all styles, from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel with exams, competitions, and festivals. Because we have multiple piano teachers on staff, we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons from age 5 onwards. Before age 5 we recommend our pre-piano/music and movement lessons.
The piano lessons are all conducted on top of the line acoustic pianos in our individual teaching rooms, or brand new full size, weighted keyboards for group classes. Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons or observe the classes through our glass doors.
Our private piano lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour. Group Classes are 45-minute, weekly classes. For our advanced piano students we have teachers with Master’s degrees in piano who can prepare them for university entrance, competitions, and other competitive performance opportunities.
Qualified, Caring Faculty
Our faculty is a dedicated group of music professionals who hold degrees from the best conservatories in the US and abroad; most hold Master’s in their area of specialization and some even Doctorates. Each member is carefully selected based on his or her extensive teaching experience and ability to work with the specific needs of our students.
In addition to their extensive teaching experience, our faculty receives ongoing teacher training, from early childhood music education, to effective ways of teaching students with learning disabilities, to effective teaching methods for teenager and adults. There is a sense of community and camaraderie amongst the faculty as they frequently share teaching tips that have been tried and tested. Furthermore, our School Director is in frequent communication with the faculty about student progress and conducts regular evaluations to ensure the highest level of teaching and accountability.
What is the best age to start taking piano lessons?
The earliest age we recommend starting piano lessons for children in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County is 5 years old. Students younger than 5 can have difficulty reaching the distance between keys because of hand size. For children younger than 5 who exhibit an interest in starting music, we recommend taking our preschool group music class for children 9 months to age 4, or pre-piano class for students ages 3.5 to 5. These group classes give children the foundational skills of rhythm, melody and note recognition that will allow them to be successful in future private piano lessons. You can learn about our preschool group music classes by clicking here, or pre-piano class by clicking here.
Adults can get started at any age. We have had several beginner students in their 70’s and even a few in their 80’s!