Most Piano lessons don't work
Tired of Fighting your child to play the piano? Maybe they aren't learning as quickly as you know they are capable of. It's okay. After hundreds of students we get it. But the problem isn't necessarily their work ethic or a new practice chart.
No the problem is that most piano lessons are not tailored to your child's unique mind and strength. And that is why most piano lessons are failing.
I recently read a statistic that out of 100 adults who learned piano as children, only 13 would still be able to play with any proficiency. Let that sink in for a second. The way most teachers approach teaching your child have an almost 90% chance of them never playing as adults!
See the method of teaching piano hasn't changed in the last 200 years. If all you do is teach how to sight read, you'll only ever cater to left brained mathematical people.
This method does work for some students who excel at visual spatial analysis, but leaves out a majority of children who want to learn but find that teachers are unable to teach them in a way they understand.
Reading music isn't the only way to learn piano
(Don't worry, we always teach music reading no matter your child's strength)
What if reading music wasn't the only way to learn music? What if we could play to your Childs strengths? Would they do better? Would they actually enjoy piano? Would those who are good at reading music become more intelligent because they are more well rounded as a musician?
Turns out all of this is true and the results are pretty astounding.
Reading sheet music isn't going away anytime soon. We still teach each of our students to read music but we emphasize its use in students who excel and are naturally suited to its development
*We always teach how to read music no matter what their strength is.
A number of our students advance rapidlyl as we teach them not only to compose their own music, but teach them to understand the patterns and laws that govern it. Their compositions have brought me to tears.
There are many students who elevate their playing by entire levels when they are taught by ear. We train their talent instead of discouraging it and help them utilize their strengths and leverage them to help them reach new heights
Some students work well taking existing pieces and twisting tweaking and adjusting them to make entirely new pieces of music or similar ones. There path may be different from a conventional piano teaching but the results speak for themselves
We also give them the music THEY want to learn
The first lesson we have with them we'll ask: What music do YOU want to play?
What movies do you watch? What bands do you like? What video games do you play?
Finding the music THEY will enjoy will motivate them even more. And then we figure out whether they want to learn it by reading or by ear!
Students using the Volz Method advance at a rapid rate and report often how much they enjoy it so much more.
When a student who struggles in reading is taught according to their strengths, their sight reading improves quicker than if we had just read music only.
Our students regularly learn and perform pieces that turn heads. Most would never believe that they can do what they do. "The talent was always there. Someone just needed to help them unlock it."
Students learn composition, Jazz, ear training, arranging, reading and many other skills that allow them to be an incredible musician as well as an amazing pianist.
They practice regularly and are engaged in the lessons.
They develop a love for music and feel confident in their ability to learn and develop their skills
"My ten year old daughter… it turns out she has a gift for composing… and now she sits down and plays the most beautiful things!"
Tommy, age 8
“I like playing by ear more than reading the notes...in order to learn by ear, you learn chords and intervals.”
Lucy, age 11
"My teacher helps me find what I'm good at and to think outside of the box."