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Elementary Artist Piano Study

The Elementary Artist is our most comprehensive program for elementary pianists beyond their first year of study. Pianists improve their technique, performance, theory, listening and creative skills through weekly lessons and classes.

Program Description

Students receive 29 weekly lessons and 25 musicianship classes (45 minutes) each year.* Private lessons can be either 30 or 45 minutes, depending upon the child’s age and needs. Students participate in formal performances including one recital per semester, CMTA Achievement Day, and Royal Conservatory Exams (if appropriate). All classes and events are included in the tuition cost, making this a high-value lesson package. 

Cost with 30-Minute Lessons: 2 payments of $486 or 6 payments of $162. 
Cost with 45-Minute Lessons: 2 payments of $561 or 6 payments of $187. 
See Policies and Tuition for details. Register Online. 


Students in 1st through 4th grade who are using or nearing a method series book 1-2 (or 2A-2B) are ideal for the Elementary Artist program. Students with prior study may transfer into the program, pending an interview to ensure correct placement. Class size is limited to eight or fewer children. Enrollment is for the duration of the academic year, September through early May.

Student piano requirement: Acoustic piano (preferred) or 88-key digital piano with stand and bench
Practice requirement: 30 minutes a day, five days a week

Enrollment and Weekly Schedules

Musicianship and Repertoire Classes

Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Level Prep A-B (Method Book 1-2A)

Musicianship and Repertoire Classes

Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Level Prep B-1 (Method Book 2A-3B)

Private lessons are scheduled in consultation with the private teacher. Lessons can be scheduled before or after the class, or on an alternate day of the week. Classes will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. 

Class Content

Musicianship and Repertoire classes occur weekly for 45 minutes, with 25 classes per academic year. These classes use fun, peer-based approaches to learning fundamentals including theory, ear training and music reading. Students perform pieces and make music regularly with their piano classmates. An extra repertoire class is provided in late May for students who are enrolled in Royal Conservatory Exams.

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