IN-PERSON AND ONLINE!
Coronavirus still giving you a case of “cabin fever”? Break up the monotony! We now offer dual-cam online piano lessons (one cam on the teacher, another on the keyboard) so you can hear, and see in crystal-clear fidelity. Some students find it better than in-person lessons because they get to see so much more! No travel, no traffic, and easy to set up.
But wait! There’s more! We have returned to in-person lessons for those that students and parents that prefer the personal touch! We are in Cedar Park, right on the edge of Cedar Park and Austin near Lakeline Mall. We are convenient to Cedar Park neighborhoods such as Buttercup Creek, Oakwood Glen, Shenandoah, Anderson Mill West, as well as being near Anderson Mill, and not too far from Steiner or Avery Ranch. Whether it’s picking up piano lessons where you left off, getting your children started on a lifetime skill, or starting anew with a brand new hobby, the Austin Center for Musical Excellence is dedicated to making your and your children’s engagement with piano fun!
We believe in a growth mindset. Your success is measured not by comparing your playing to someone else, or some artifical rubric, but rather by answering the basic question: Am I a better musician this week than I was last week?
We believe that music should be fun; it should never be a chore. True, there are fundamentals of technique that all musicians must master, but that process does not need to be watch-the-paint-peel boring.
We believe that a good musician learns not just to play their instrument, but learns to play WITH their instrument. Your growth as a musician happens when you take what you have learned and start to create and learn on your own. You are encouraged to just sit with the instrument and doodle on it. Make noise. Experiment.
The Piano Studio
You’ll be taking your piano lessons on two concert-quality Mason & Hamlin grand pianos, so you’ll be learning on truly beautiful instruments. Mason & Hamlin is regarded by many aficionados as one of the finest pianos ever built. Unless studying computer-based music, you will be learning on our grand pianos.
We have a lot more in mind than just piano lessons. We can get you up-to-date with electronic keyboards and sound synthesis, computer-based recording and computer-based music notation such as Encore, Musescore, and Sonar Producer.
Piano Lessons for the Modern Era
We take modern technology seriously. This means we have implemented the latest in studio management. When you take your lessons with us, you receive weekly lesson notes by email, as well as the ability to communicate with us through our website, including registering for lessons, changing lesson times, or even paying tuition. No need to send children to their lessons with checks or cash that can be lost or forgotten.
“I Wish I Had Learned to Play Piano”
We hear this ALL THE TIME! We haven’t heard someone say, “Gee, I wish I had played soccer,” but have heard countless times, “I wish I had stuck with my piano lessons”, or “I wish I had taken lessons on some musical instrument.” So, you’re a parent with children of your own, or perhaps even an empty-nester. And in the corner of your living room sits an unloved upright piano. Give it some love, and learn a skill you will cherish for the rest of your life! We love to work with adult students, and for lots of good reasons:
- Adults are dedicated and motivated
- They understand that nothing comes easy
- Adults will prioritize the things that are truly important to them.
So, don’t let age stand in your way. We’ve worked with all ages, from kindergarten through retirement!