Piano Lessons for Adults

Finding the right piano teacher from the start is important

Finding the right piano teacher as an adult is crucial; it can be the difference between finding a wonderful way to express yourself and having a lifetime of joy with music, or quitting the piano with a long-term aversion to it.

Here at the Ann Chang Music Studio, we teach students of all ages and skill levels, even adults who are brand new to the piano. Our beginner piano lessons are flexible and personalized for each individual. When you schedule your introductory meet and greet session we’ll go over your goals and expectations for your piano lessons.

Our goal is to help you discover your spark for music.

It’s never too late

Many people believe that learning becomes much more difficult as you get older. There are definitely factors that make it difficult, such as hectic schedules, family responsibilities, and so on. However, as humans, we are constantly learning. Our brains do not stop working when we reach a certain age – they continue to function! There is also evidence that learning a new skill as an adult can keep the brain active well into old age. However, the most compelling reason to begin learning piano now is that you want to learn.

“Before I met Dr. Chang, practicing and performing the piano felt something that I wanted to avoid. Under Dr. Chang’s professional teaching…practicing and performing became something I enjoy in my life.”
– Naeun Lee

Why Choose the Ann Chang Music Studio?

Perhaps your schedule is too tight, or you want to see if you’ll enjoy lessons before devoting a lot of time and money to them. The Ann Chang Music Studio is here to help you! Whether you are an adult learner who is completely new to the piano or someone who learned as a child but hasn’t touched the piano in years, our adult beginner piano lessons will help you achieve your musical goals on your schedule and within your budget.

We’re the best way for adults to learn the piano.

Personalized 1-on-1 Approach

We place a high value on getting to know you personally and learning about your interests, strengths, weaknesses, and aspirations. We’ll do everything we can to help. When it comes to what and how we educate, we don’t treat every learner the same. The needs and musical preferences of each student are unique, so we work closely with you to develop a plan that suits your needs and musical tastes. In the initial session, we’ll ask you questions about your musical tastes, aspirations, and background, and then create a plan and goals to assist you in realizing your musical goals.

Learning From the Best

Be confident knowing you’ll learn the proper technique right from the get-go. Dr. Ann Chang received her Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University Bloomington’s Jacobs School of Music and was appointed by the U.S. State Department a Fulbright Scholar. Read her full bio here.

“Ann is a wonderful teacher. She motivates, leads by example, gives wonderful advice, and always listens… She listens, provides context and perspective, and has such a healthy and real relationship with the piano, that she never fails to be an inspiration.”
-Dr. Rebeca Ordóñez Rodríguez

Meet Your Instructor

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Dr. Ann Chang
Jacobs School of Music, DM

Dr. Ann Chang’s professional interests have taken her in many directions, allowing her to develop a unique career and distinguished reputation. She’s been featured in several media outlets and was a former TEDx and TEDwomen Speaker. You can read about her extensive journey with the piano here.

Jacobs School of Music
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About the Program

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Open to all ages, no previous experience is necessary.

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Private 1:1 in-studio or online

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Weekly 30-minute lessons

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Learn the basics of note reading, counting, and playing with both hands

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Play musical genres you’re interested in from jazz to modern pop. We make it possible for you to achieve your goals as a beginner pianist.

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Ongoing practice plans and progress tracking

Tuition

Pricing starts as low as

$38 per lesson

Details below

Getting Started is Easy

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Book your free introductory session

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Visit the Studio

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Start Your Journey with the Piano

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Tuition

Contact for pricing information. The level of study will be determined through the Free Initial session. Tuition may be paid in full in advance (10% discount), by semester (5% discount), or in 9 monthly installments (due on the first of each month). Fee starts as low as $38 per lesson

Please call or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Chang to determine the path that best matches you or your child’s musical journey.

No student will be turned away due to financial limitations—scholarships available.

Missed Lessons

Tuition covers private lessons, planning, core curricula, enriching activities, and regular communication regarding progress. Lessons can be rescheduled only when a 24-hour notice is given, and based on availability.

Please do not send your child to lessons ill. If your child has a fever or stayed home from school due to illness, please do not send your child to lesson. One cannot learn well when ill and as a courtesy to the other students, unless your child is fever-free for 48 hours, it is in everyone’s best interests to avoid exposure to communicable disease, particularly COVID.

Communication

Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons at any time. Contact me with any questions or concerns as they arise, as this is the best way to promote positive, progressive learning and a positive student-teacher-parent relationship. When appropriate, notes will accompany mp3 files to encourage particular areas of focus for the week.

Credentials

I bring over thirty-five years’ experience in private piano instruction serving students of all ages and educational levels. I hold a Doctoral degree in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I am a Fulbright Scholar, appointed by the U.S. State Department, specializing in Classic Performance Practice (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) and also a member of the Music Teachers National Association.

Now Accepting Students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.