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. Start with notes on the piano. Teach them where middle C is and hope that somehow someway they will be able to play Claire De Lune or any Fur Elise.

I admit that is somewhat of an oversimplification but you get the point.

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

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.


Turns out we can 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


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


  • 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 as well.

  • 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, perfect pitch, 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

Smiling Woman

-Emily, Mom

 "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!"

Boy's Portrait

Tommy, age 8

“I like playing by ear more than reading the notes...in order to learn by ear, you learn chords and intervals.”

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Lucy, age 11

"My teacher helps me find what I'm good at and to think outside of the box."


Normal piano lessons just teaches your child how to read music. But that isn't enough.

 Reading music is a very mathematical, inartistic process that is good for left-brained people.


We don't leave out the creative types. They fair better learning music by ear, or by composing their own music! These skills also when developed make them a better musician.

In addition to reading music weekly, the strength of the student is found and focused on, and they are more motivated and learn the piano quicker!


Is your child more right brained or left brained? How do they learn? It might be time to find out