Private Piano Lessons Pay Off!


Quality private piano lessons have many advantages.  As we have learned from cognitive research in the last decade, people have different learning styles.  Some are heavily right brained, some left, and some are bilateral.  Also students may learn best by listening or doing or writing or reading.  Some are concrete learners while others can deal with the abstract.  As an educator, Dr. Arnoff is aware of these differences in learning styles and takes them into consideration when providing private piano lessons in Solon Ohio.


Here is one example of how Dr. Arnoff individualizes private piano lessons.

One student came in playing music ‘by ear.’  And his playing was good.  But he could not read one note of music.  Dr. Arnoff realized that he could not put this student into a usual beginning music series because that would not be motivating to his student.  Since all private piano lessons are customized, Dr. Arnoff did several things:

1) worked with the student to write the first four measures of a piece that he was playing ‘by ear’:

2) created a ‘mystery melody’ by writing out the treble clef notes of a popular song and having the student identify it by learning to read the notes;

3) encouraged the student to create the bass clef accompaniment for this song;

4) taught the student the use of the I, IV, and V chords (music theory) to help him develop the accompaniment for this song.

Private piano lessons allow Dr. Arnoff to tailor all instruction to the individual learning styles of his student.

For more information on our private piano lessons in Solon Ohio, please contact us.


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How Young Can Children Start Taking Lessons

People may be surprised to know that some children as young as 5 years of age can enjoy and be successful taking piano lessons in Cleveland with Dr. Arnoff.  Of course factors such as attention span, innate interest in music and piano, frustration level and other factors must be considered when starting a very young piano student.  Dr. Arnoff will assess this kind of student and, if the right set of factors is there, will develop an individualized course of instruction designed for success.