Here at No Place Like Home Music Lessons (NPLHML), we not only teach piano lessons – we help students of all ages and abilities to grow and illuminate their abilities and interests in all styles of music. Our school for piano lessons is conveniently located near you, because we have teachers in many areas and states. Learn more about local areas we serve with Long Island piano lessons here.
In addition to offering the very best in-person piano lessons in the home, we are available anywhere with our online lesson programs. Learn more about virtual personal piano lessons here.
We pride ourselves on having the very best teachers. All of our teachers are experienced university trained professionals, many with a long performance resume. We match you up with a professional piano teacher who fits you and your goals perfectly.
We want you to feel complete comfort and ease. Your first lesson is a one-time lesson where you and the teacher will meet and learn what you are looking to accomplish.
We believe that music education is never a one size fits all approach. Your teacher will assess and see what you or your child’s learning style is, learn about what kind of music you want to learn, and then design a program that is special and specific to you and your desires.
Our teachers are skilled in every genre, so any style is available to you. Improvisation, composition, technique, music theory, and music history are typically taught to give you an appropriate context and a complete picture of the music you’re studying. With these skills in your tool belt, piano lessons can be customized by style preference. Let us know if you’re interested in classical, pop, rock, jazz, or blues.
Most of the time children are ready to start professional piano lessons around the age of 5. In some instances, children can start lessons successfully at a younger age. Factors that will determine will be a child’s size. Do they have the size and strength to push down the keys? Can they focus on one activity for at least 20 minutes? Do they know their right from their left well? Can they count up to at least 10? If you can answer yes to these questions then in most instances your child is ready to begin.
Piano lessons are offered in 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute time slots. Lesson length will vary depending upon age, skill level, and the amount of material practiced each week. For beginner piano students, half-hour lessons are appropriate. Once our piano student has a little more experience behind them, longer sessions will become necessary. The student’s teacher can determine what lesson length is necessary and appropriate based on their professional assessment.
In addition to teaching children, our school also has many adults that take lessons as well. Learning as an adult beginner is a lot of fun and very rewarding. As adults, we have lots of life experience and understand patterns and concepts better than when we are children. Because of this, progress can be made much quicker in a lot of instances. You will be playing the music you want to play very quickly which is not only very rewarding but also lots of fun.
Why take Piano Lessons?
There are many reasons to take piano lessons. They include tapping into personal creativity and power, gaining confidence, learning focus and discipline, and developing fine motor skills. Children that take piano lessons tend to do much better in school with their academic studies. On average, children that are piano players score 11% better in math than their peers.
Our instructors not only inspire their students to have fun and enjoy self-expression, but they can also help children explore their competitive side as well. Our students participate in many local and regional competitions as well as festivals like National Piano Guild. This preparation is all part of your monthly tuition should your child want to participate in these programs.
Unlike a lot of piano schools, we offer regular recitals as an opportunity for students to showcase their newfound abilities, and for parents to see their children perform. These are a lot of fun and they give students a chance to see other performers their age, make new friends who share a common interest, and listen to new music that they may want to learn themselves. Our recitals are usually limited to 15 performers in each one so they last only around one hour in duration.
For students who are looking to make piano a major life focus, we also offer college audition preparation. Our teachers will help them pick a repertoire that will set them up for success in their audition process. In addition, we offer senior piano recitals which are recorded and are an excellent thing to present for any online auditions that they may need to do.
From our family to yours, we welcome you into our program and we look forward to helping you and yours to discover a lifetime of beautiful music.
Bottom Line: we have a great piano teacher and program for you that promises great progress and great results.
Serving: Long Island NY
Nassau County & Suffolk County