Play piano and build a forever foundation for making music!

At Old Town School of Folk Music, piano is a place to begin, a place to belong, a place to be brave. Energized, creative, and intuitive, Old Town School Teaching Musicians develop thoughtful learning experiences that build a strong foundation of playing technique, music theory, and musicality. Through engaging hands-on activities, visual art, movement, and song, students and teachers collaboratively explore a love for the piano. The Old Town School way is open, understanding, and imaginative. Our teachers are skilled pianists and professional musicians passionate about staying current with best teaching practices and passing on the art of playing piano. In tune with each child's own dreams and imaginings, Old Town School's piano teachers create safe, nurturing classrooms; build caring relationships with families; and welcome young pianists into the whole musical experience of the Old Town School. We hope that experiencing our piano program inspires a life of music making.

Our New Piano Lab at 4545 N. Lincoln is Here! »

We are thrilled that our new piano lab is here and ready to go! The Old Town School way is participatory, engaging, and rooted in the social learning experience, and now our piano lab allows for our students to thrive within a social environment - a collaborative space that inspires creative thought and meaningful learning.

The piano lab features eight Yamaha digital pianos with authentic sound, accurate pitch, and weighted keyboards. The lab is situated in an open, sunny room that supports group interaction. With a maximum of eight students, class size remains small allowing for individualized instruction.

Piano: 8-12 years »   Piano: Beginning »   Intermediate/Advanced Piano: 8-12 years »   

List of All Kids Piano Classes (5 found)

Little Red Piano Class

3½ years-4 1/2 years

30 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday with Lindsay Weinberg, Hannah Andersen, Renee Nanzer or MJ Kwan


4 & 5 years; 6 & 7 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $220 ($210 members)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Maryanne Johnson, Carol Weston, Farah Farid, Cathy Norden, Lindsay Weinberg, Tina Rose, Heather Perry, Debbie Kaczynski, Hannah Andersen, Nathan Bojko, Cassie Fox, Renee Nanzer, Sarah Lagimodiere, Katherine Athanasiou or Meagan Hickman

A playful beginning to the practice of playing piano!

Piano en Español

4-8 años

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Alex Farha or Renee Nanzer

Piano: 8-12 years

8-12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Farah Farid or Jenne Lennon

Intermediate/Advanced Piano: 8-12 years

71/2-12 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Thursday or Friday with Farah Farid

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