PIANO LESSONS 2019 - 2020

where the student is as important as the piano

"I'm extremely grateful to have found Richard to teach my son piano. I've recommended Richard to parents with complete confidence. Richard is an incredible teacher. He has a unique ability to relate to students of all ages and personalities. He is absolutely committed to children learning piano, but more importantly, learning the habits and attitudes that are a foundation for success in life. Richard's outstanding musical background combined with his experience in personal development means that he offers a rare and invaluable life experience for the children he works with."


-Kara Deringer

Private lessons in the convenience and comfort of your own home - no driving, no waiting - I do it all for you!

I specialise in teaching beginners and home-schoolers


Daytime, afternoon and evening lessons available.

The best age to start piano lessons for children is now.


As a piano teacher, I'm often asked if a boy or girl is too young for piano lessons. Often, parents are told to wait until after first grade to ensure a child understands basic reading, counting and letters. I agree that it makes learning the piano easier. I disagree that anyone needs to wait to start learning about music or an instrument. 

Challenges of piano lessons before grade school
You may encounter some difficulty with motor skill coordination.  

You may need to start on a weighted keyboard for some children. 

Your child will need the parent to practice with them each time. 

Benefits of starting piano lessons before grade school
Your child will become familiar with the instrument and not be intimidated by it. 

You will find out early if they do or do not have a natural aptitude for music.

Learning music is said to stimulate children's brains and help with

other learning. 

They will develop motor skill coordination that they did not have. 

Their fingers will be stronger by the time they are old enough to play harder songs. 

They will know the routine of piano lessons and piano practice before entering school. 

They will get faster at learning their music. 

Only good can come from learning music too early!


Parents are pulled in many directions when it comes to extracurricular activities and educational enrichment for children. Music is supposed to be fun. It's not really meant to be your secret solution to passing math with flying colors one day. As long as parents maintain a patient approach to music lessons, children will see it as fun. 


 - Prin Dumas, nj.com

I’d love to hear from you!

4116 120 Street| Edmonton, AB| T6J 1Y1| rjvano@xplornet.ca

 Cell: 780-292 3489