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Piano Lessons

Piano Music Lessons In-Home & Online

The desire to learn an instrument is timeless, and piano lessons are a great way to build a strong relationship to music on one of the most versatile instruments. The ways in which we teach piano will often change to reflect the times, employing modern methods and technology to appeal to a new generation of musicians. Now more than ever, students have a plethora of options for piano lessons and piano teachers – some of which include in-home lessons, group lessons, and online piano lessons.

Benefits of Learning Piano

Are piano lessons worth it?

Learning piano offers numerous benefits that extend beyond the realm of music. Piano provides a creative outlet for self-expression, allowing individuals to convey emotions and tell stories through beautiful melodies. Learning piano is not only an enjoyable and fulfilling pursuit but also a path towards personal growth and development.

  • Playing the piano enhances cognitive skills such as memory, attention, and problem-solving.
  • Improves hand and eye coordination, requiring teamwork between both hands and the ability to read sheet music.
  • The discipline and practice required to master the piano can instill a strong work ethic and perseverance.
  • Piano lessons promote patience as progress is made gradually over time.
  • Playing the piano serves as a stress-reliever, providing a therapeutic escape and aiding relaxation.
  • Piano playing fosters a sense of accomplishment and boosts self-confidence as students witness their skills improve.

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Learning Piano Online

When it comes to online piano lessons, finding the best fit means selecting a program that aligns with your specific piano learning needs. Whether you’re interested in classical, jazz, or contemporary music, online piano teachers excel in tailoring their instruction to match your preferred music style. Online music teachers offer convenience and flexibility, allowing students to schedule lessons that fit their busy lifestyles. Unlike in-home lessons, where your options may be limited to nearby teachers, online piano lessons offer the advantage of choosing from a wider pool of instructors, allowing you to find your ideal teacher, even if they are located further away.

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Benefits of Learning Piano with Music Lessons

Can I learn to play piano by myself online? 

When looking for online lessons, many students may stumble upon the world of YouTube tutorials. A world of unorganized content at one’s fingertips may seem enticing, but part of the issue with teaching yourself piano online is the lack of personalized feedback. As a beginner, it can be tough to know what is necessary to accomplish one’s piano goals. A private piano teacher will work closely with a student to assess their goals and give them personalized lesson content that will help them achieve their goals in the most efficient manner possible. No wasted effort means a smoother learning experience; less frustration and more fun.

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Meet a Few Of Our Teachers

Diana Cha


Violin, Viola, Piano, General Music
Peter Kelly


Guitar, Piano, Bass, Voice, Songwriting, Improvisation, Music Theory


Bass, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, General Music
Alice Xue


Piano, Trumpet, Music Theory, General Music
Emily Herring


Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Musical Theatre, Composition
Nicole Porcaro


Violin, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, General Music
Jonathan Cahr


Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre, Songwriting, Music Theory


Voice, Music Theory, General Music
Nick Caswell


Voice, Musical Theatre, Music Theory, General Music


Voice, Piano, Guitar Composition, Songwriting

Everyone Can Learn to Play Piano

How difficult is it to play piano?  What age should a child start piano lessons?

Piano lessons can benefit people of all ages and skill levels. At the beginning of the learning process, a private teacher will assess the student’s skill level and create a lesson plan that fits their interests. In beginner piano lessons, the teacher may focus on the fundamentals of music and piano, such as scales, exercises, and learning songs. Learning songs that one loves is a great way to learn about basic music theory—such as key and time signatures, rhythm and melody—all while developing repertoire. Few things are as fun as performing newly-learned songs for other people! Learning songs can be a great way for a beginner piano student to get the most out of their piano lessons.

Piano Lessons for Kids

Piano lessons for kids will include many aspects of piano lessons for beginners (depending on the child’s skill level, of course), but the content will be personalized for a younger learner. This will mean that their lesson plans will differ significantly in terms of repertoire and method compared to piano lessons for adults.

Studies have shown that piano lessons for kids provide many benefits to young children throughout adulthood. Because of this, a child that begins piano lessons at any age after three-years-old will begin to reap the benefits having studied piano in their youth. Strong scientific evidence correlates general music and piano lessons in childhood with strong verbal skills, higher self-esteem, higher test scores, and better overall school and work performance later in life. 

Piano Lessons for Adults

It is never too late to learn to play piano, or any other instrument! At Forbes Music, we believe that any time is the right time to pursue piano lessons. We provide piano lessons for beginners, kids, and adults of all skill levels. Anyone can learn the songs they love at any age in life. Additionally, music has proven to delay cognitive decline and has a positive impact on working memory capacity and processing speed. Adults can benefit tremendously from taking piano lessons, beyond simply learning songs. Regardless of the motivation, we will work to find a piano lesson plan that works for your schedule and skill level.

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“My kids used Forbes music teachers for 5 years now. They are excellent, the recitals are fun, also the staff is very easy to deal with, have good payment options. Recommended!”


Westchester, NY

“When the pandemic hit, Forbes quickly adapted online. Not only did this help music teachers stay financially stable during unprecedented times, but allows students to continue learning.”

Nica S.

Songwriting Instructor, Forbes Music Company

“My son says Ashley is the best voice coach he’s had! Thank you for sending her our way. She is fantastic!!”



“I love having the freedom and flexibility to design my schedule, create lesson plans, and work with my fanatic students that Forbes has connected me with.”

Nica S.

Piano And Songwriting Instructor, Forbes Music Company

“My kids love the lessons. Great teachers and flexibility in schedule. Overall, very dependable service.”


Northern Virginia

“The entire experience was great! We loved your professionalism, promptness, clear rules, kind and human touch, and Garet was so very nice, polite, competent and truly amazing motivating the kids and moving them forward.”


Northern Virginia

“Top notch organization and group of music professionals. Had a great experience from reaching out for information to scheduling and taking lessons.”


Northern Virginia

“We truly enjoyed the experience with your company. They really had a great bond over zoom. The time was full of encouragement and gave Joel the desire to practice on his own.”



My grandson is loving his lessons. I was skeptical with virtual at first, but it seems to be working. Phillip is a great teacher and very patient with such a young student. Thanks for everything!



“Very professional and fun-spirited music teachers. The company is efficient and well organized. We love Forbes!”


Westchester, NY

Cost and Time Investment for Online Piano Lessons

How long will it take me to learn piano? How much will I need to practice? 

In-home and online piano lessons have a cost and time investment in order to be successful. You can expect to financially invest in a used piano or electric keyboard in good condition and for the piano lessons themselves. You can expect to invest your time into the lessons as well as practice time. While piano lessons are an investment in cost and time, they are worth it when you find the piano and piano teacher that will work best for you.

How much is a piano? Pianos and keyboard instruments come in a wide variety, ranging from a few hundred dollars for a good used acoustic piano, to tens of thousands of dollars for a new, high quality grand piano. That being said, the best piano is the piano that fits a student’s skill level and budget. It is possible to find used pianos in good condition for a few hundred dollars or used keyboards for under a hundred dollars. It is not necessary to spend a small fortune on one’s first piano, and it is always possible to upgrade as skill level and commitment level increase.

How much do piano lessons cost? The cost of piano lessons may differ depending on your area, the length and frequency of lessons, and potentially a long term scheduling plan. There are many ways to find an affordable teacher that accommodates your needs, budget, and skill level.

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Forbes Music has the highest client Happiness Index™ in the industry and gives you the confidence to know you’re in good hands. With proven results and satisfaction, Forbes Music Company provides an unmatched private lessons experience either in-home or online, with the best teachers anywhere. We go beyond the notes to teach some of life’s greatest lessons.

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