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Private Piano Lessons

Interested in joining the SJS Piano Program? Indicate your interest using the form below:
New Student Form 2022-2023
A member of the St. John's Piano Faculty will be in contact to answer any questions and schedule an interview. 

The St. John’s School Fine Arts Department offers students the opportunity to enroll in piano lessons on campus, whether in private, partner or group settings. The piano program is a thirteen-year preparatory curriculum taught by our outstanding piano faculty, who are trained in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and are experts in their field. We aim to develop overall musicianship in each student through a reading based curriculum. Individualized lesson plans are rooted in developing each student’s skills, appreciation for all styles of music, and confidence in performance. Private lessons are complemented by small group sessions which provide opportunities for collaborative learning.

Teaching Philosophy
  • To foster complete musical growth through performance, technique, and theory
  • To set a basis for creative and motivated practice
  • To encourage students to reach their highest potential through performance opportunities
  • To facilitate discovery-based learning that grows independent students
Students who are enrolled in the St. John’s School private piano program will receive:
  • traditional private lessons
  • collaborative and small group sessions to explore comprehensive musicianship skills such as ear training, harmonization, and improvisation
  • master class instruction
  • recitals and recital rehearsals
  • participation in FORUM and Houston Music Teacher’s Association events throughout the year including the TMTA Theory Test and other competitive/non-competitive events

After School Group Piano Program:
With the development of the St. John's School Piano Lab, group piano instruction is offered at many different age and experience levels for students getting ready for private lessons. Group classes are 45 minutes in length and will meet every week throughout the piano term at St. John’s School. With a standard full-sized keyboard for each student, classes also have a low student to teacher ratio to offer individualized attention.

For our K-1 beginners, the Beginning Group Piano class introduces students to the instrument in a fun, inviting, and creative environment. Students will learn introductory concepts of playing and reading through exploration and discovery activities. Classes are comprised of movement activities, group discovery, semi-private lessons, and performance practices that are age-appropriate for students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade.

For our older or more experienced beginners, Elementary I and Elementary II classes focus on preparing the student for private lessons, with an emphasis on developing technique, ensemble skills, and music theory.

Term dates for School Year 2022-2023

Term One: August 22 - January 13
Term Two: January 17 - May 5
Tuition by term
Group Piano
small group lessons, supplemented by semi-private mini-lessons (45 minutes)
Lower School
private lessons, supplemented by small group sessions
(45 minutes)
Middle School
private lessons, supplemented by small group sessions
(45 minutes)
Upper School
private lessons, supplemented by small group sessions
(60 minutes)

Returning Student Form:
Returning Student Form 2022-2023

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