Thank you for your interest in piano lessons with Teachers 2 Go, we have been bringing top quality piano teachers to homes in the greater Houston area since 2007. Piano has always been our cornerstone, and we now have the largest network of professional private music instructors and piano teachers in the Houston area. Our teachers are all professional teachers who provide music instruction that give their students a strong foundation, including music theory, ear training, sight-reading and performance. As the premier provider for in-home music lessons in greater Houston, we also have a perfect A+ rating with the BBB. Call Us
Our piano students range from younger children age 4 who are just beginning, to experienced adults of all backgrounds and interests. In fact, we have had piano students as young as 3 years of age to as old as 97! We have expert piano teachers who can teach you to learn the piano with traditional music notation, and experts who can teach you to play by ear. You can study any style of piano and keyboard in your home with us: from classical music to jazz and blues, from pop to modern rock keyboard stylings and world music.
Teachers 2 Go provides one-to-one piano and keyboard lessons in your home exclusively tailored to your goals and needs. We have found that this is the most convenient solution for busy parents and students alike, allowing you to save time and money without having to navigate Houston traffic and drive yourself or your child to classes. Our solution also allows you to adapt your lessons to work around your own busy schedule, while providing a safe and familiar environment to learn. (See our Testimonials.) We are the go-to source for Houston piano lessons in your home.
Alternatively, if you prefer to come to our location, we also have instructors who teach a limited number of piano lessons at our studio. Our Teachers 2 Go studio and office location is located in West Memorial near Lakeside Country Club. Please see Lessons In Our Studio for more information.
Piano Lessons for Children
We have many students who begin piano lessons around approximately 4 years old. Read one of our instructor’s posts on teaching 4 year old beginners. The main factor to consider when deciding if your child is ready for piano lessons is his or her ability to focus. Other considerations include emotional maturity, physical development, eye to hand coordination, and possibly current academic ability.
Anywhere from 4 to 8 is a good age to start, and studies show that piano teaching methods improve brain activity and thinking ability as well as fine motor skills. It’s important to remember that if it turns out your child is not ready to take private lessons at 4 or 5, that doesn’t mean he or she won’t be successful taking piano lessons at age 6 or 7, or even older. For children younger than 4 years of age, we can sometimes refer or offer private instruction in general music with teachers who specialize in early childhood music education.
Piano Lessons for Adults
We like to say--you are never too old to learn! We have had students who have achieved excellent results as old as age 97. (Yes 97!) In fact, some doctors believe that the best natural prescription for arthritis in the hands and for keeping your mind sharp is to play the piano. We have many adult students of all ages, and some even take lessons along with their kids! We have adults who are complete beginners, some who haven't played their instrument in 20 years, and some who are more advanced who want to take their skills to the next level and perhaps even play professionally. We have a piano teacher for every age, level, and stylistic interest. Our teachers are reliable, experienced, patient and fun. Most importantly, our piano and keyboard teachers are all professional music teachers and musicians, and all have proven methods and the experience to help you reach your goals. Read more about why piano lessons are taught privately.
Most people know that learning a musical instrument has been shown consistently to increase the brain's ability to function. However, many people don't know all of the additional benefits, especially for elementary-aged children. Learning and playing music not only strengthens a child's memory and reading skills, but also increases a child's soft skills and ability to work with others. Playing music with others is a unique and unequalled valuable practice of coordination and cooperation with one another, while at the same time requiring all of one's individual senses to work together in ways that benefit the mind.
Think of your brain as your own conductor. Your brain is waving the baton and conducting your eyes, hands, ears and body, and processing all of them at an incredible rate, while coordinating with others at the same time based on the SAME information that those senses are taking in. It's no wonder that music has been proven to lead to superior multi-sensory skills and increased blood flow to the brain. It's kind of like a "mind-sport", where the athletic ability practiced is brain processing speed and accuracy. For children who academically will continue to rely on their brain as they grow, improving the brain's executive function can be invaluable.
Needless to say, there are a lot of choices when it comes to purchasing a piano or electric piano (ie: keyboard). Buying a musical instrument is a lot like buying a car: there's new & used with a million models to choose from. The bad news is, you have to have one. No one can improve or learn to play an instrument without practicing, and therefore, the student will need to have a piano or keyboard in the house to practice. For most beginners, it's a good idea to start with a keyboard rather than making an investment in a new piano right off the bat. (For one thing, you will feel much better losing hundreds rather than thousands of dollars if the student or students quit.) It's best to get a keyboard that has 88 keys that are fully weighted (like a piano), otherwise the fingers will have a hard time adapting to playing an actual piano if they are practicing on a small electronic keyboard. (You don’t want to take lessons and then sit down at a real piano and not be able to play.) The good news is, 88 key fully-weighted keyboards are much more affordable these days.
The least expensive 88 weighted key option that we are aware of is the Casio CDP-230CSCB 88 Key Keyboard Bundle (pictured above). It includes everything you need (keyboard, stand, music stand, sustain pedal, and piano bench) for $450 at Costco. If you are a member, they have specials with mailed coupons for $100 off from time to time or you can download their app, and then you can get the whole thing for $350. (We have no affiliation with Costco.)
If absolutely necessary, you can start lessons with a small electronic keyboard that has the little keys instead and then move up after a few months, however you have to realize it will be very difficult to practice on one of those and then play an actual piano. Down the road, if you decide to purchase a real piano, there are many choices. Make sure if the piano is previously used that you have a full warranty, or hire a professional piano tuner who you trust to look it over first before you purchase it to make sure there is nothing inherently wrong. (We have piano technicians & tuners we can recommend.) Purchasing a piano is an investment, and you don't want to invest in one that loses its value because it can never work properly. You also don’t want to buy one that looks beautiful in your house, but that no one can actually play.
If you're interested in learning to play the piano with Teachers 2 Go, or if you have questions related to piano lessons, purchasing a piano or keyboard, piano rentals, where to find a piano tuner etc., please contact us using the form on our Contact Us page, visit us on Facebook, or call us at 713-789-2352. Let us know how we can help. We look forward to meeting you!