Why Study Piano?

Piano lessons are a wonderful way for musicians of all ages, beginner or advanced, to learn a universal language, and discover new ways to understand and interpret music.  Piano lessons will introduce beginners to rhythm and musicality, while building cognitive skills that are valuable at any age!

Musicians already skilled or training in another discipline will find piano lessons the perfect accompaniment to their development as a musician.  

No matter your skill level – whether you’re training for Carnegie Hall or your living room – Bravo Academy hosts a number of outstanding Teaching Artists and offers a free trial lesson to help assist you in finding the right piano teacher to help you realize your potential and reach your goals.

BENEFITS OF PRIVATE PIANO LESSONS

  • Build musicianship skills
  • Ability to read music
  • Learn music theory and history
  • Study and learn repertoire in various styles
  • Spark creativity
  • Strengthen memory 
  • Develop hand muscles and eye co-ordination
  • Build confidence and have fun!

All piano lessons are taught in our new state-of-the-art studio located in North York and studios are fully equipped with either a grand piano or upright Kawai piano.

Lesson Structure

Every student is different, so each lesson is approached with the student’s individual goals, strengths, and personality in mind. Our teachers work with individual students to craft customized lesson plans.

Each lesson takes place weekly held at our North York location for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes with a Teaching Artist.  All studios are equipped with viewing windows and are located in a large open hallway.

Private piano lessons will occur at the same location, time, and day of week throughout the year, except for holiday periods, or make-up weeks.

A typical private piano lesson includes some combination of the following:

  • Technical exercises
  • Music theory
  • Rhythm exercises
  • Repertoire
  • Sight reading
  • Aural training
  • Composition

Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Styles: Classical, Music Theatre, Contemporary, Singer-Songwriter, Accompaniment
Optional Certification: Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Preparatory – ARCT or Conservatory Canada (CC)
Lesson Length: 30 – 60 minutes

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Performance/Audition Coaching

In addition to regular private lessons, our instructors offer occasional coaching sessions. Coachings focus on rehearsing specific material in preparation for a performance or audition. Instructors offer feedback on technique and style, as well as overall performance.

If you’re interested in booking a coaching session, please contact admin@bravoacademy.ca for rates and availability.

Meet Our Teaching Artists

Our Teaching Artists are highly educated, experienced and dedicated instructors.  All instructors are qualified educators that hold excellent teaching experience and continue to work in the industry as professional performers both in Canada and internationally.  Our Teaching Artists are committed to arts education and recognize that each person is different and may learn differently and is dedicated to helping each student grow as a musician and an artist. 

See Tristan Savella’s piano-playing skills at work!

Performance Opportunities

Every private piano student is invited to perform in our semi-annual recitals held in the Fall and Spring. Students work with their instructor to select a piece that demonstrates their technique and progress, and perform for family, friends, and peers at our Bravo Academy Zlotnik Studio Theatre. Instructors may also recommend festivals or competitions for their students to showcase their abilities, including:

Royal Conservatory of Music

Every student has their own goals for music study. We encourage many students to pursue Royal Conservatory of Music certification.

The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Certificate Program is a standardized approach to music education available across the country. Students work through each grade level, practicing performance technique and music theory, gradually improving their performance skills with a thorough and challenging curriculum.

RCM certification is recognized across Canada by most major music programs and training facilities, and is recommended for students pursuing music at a secondary or post-secondary level. RCM certification at a certain level may also be recognized as high school or post-secondary credits.

Our piano instructors are qualified to teach RCM and can tell you if RCM is right for you, as well as providing exam preparation and assisting in material selection. Ask your instructor is RCM is right for you!

Policies

Please take a look at our Student Handbook to learn more about our policies.