Piano is the most popular instrument in the world and the foundation for music learning. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There are also findings that show kids who play piano in particular scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
Finding the right piano instructor to ensure that children continue lessons and succeed over the long term is no easy task. Lucky for us, Julie Cleveland, who has been playing and composing at the piano since the age of 8, and teaching privately for almost 30 years, currently is accepting new students –both children and adults.
Julie Cleveland – or Miss Julie to her young students – is a superstar, not only because she is the ideal mix of passion and patience, but also for generously sharing her respect and enthusiasm for music with her students. Her high standards, along with her kind temperament, sense of humor, and her keen insight into each individual student’s needs, keep lessons enjoyable.
Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication – Julie teaches her students that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience. As children progress at the piano, they acquire not only that new skill, but also greater confidence and self-esteem along the way.
When you sign up and register for lessons at the Cape Ann Piano Studio, you’re not just signing up for a weekly lesson at the piano, you’re enrolling your child in a comprehensive music education program as well: all students who study with Julie not only become expert sight-readers and learn to play the piano with good technique and expression, but also acquire other necessary skills in mastering a musical instrument, including theory, ear training, improvisation, and composition.
A student plays Allegro Fantastico at the Spring Recital last June
The long-term benefits of piano instruction are many.
Call Julie Cleveland today to enroll in her Fall semester.