Piano Lessons on the
Main Line and Delaware County

Piano Lessons and Classes Main Line and Delaware CountyPiano Lessons and Classes Delaware County

Main Line School Voted Best Music and Dance Studio

by the Main Line Times and News of Delaware County


Main Line School of Music and Dance Piano LessonsDelaware County Piano Lessons and Classes

If you are looking for fun, educational, and inspiring piano lessons from top-notch teachers, you don’t have to look any further. The Main Line School of Music and Dance has been teaching thousands of students of all ages and all levels how to play piano since 1988.


“Our music teacher at Main Line has been a teacher, friend, and mentor to my boys for several years. He has demonstrated in many ways his exceptional aptitude in music. This talent allowed my children not only to learn how to play a musical instrument, but to love and appreciate the joy that having such knowledge could bring. Being a teacher myself, I can recognize and admire when a teacher ‘connects’ with his students. This school hires teachers that clearly communicate this. Throughout the years, the school has had a tremendous impact on my boys. They have grown to become fully rounded young men. My older son is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania and younger is a junior at St. Joe’s Prep. Each plays the piano and guitar respectively. When they play together, they make a beautiful duo, which fills our home with music. I am grateful to the Main Line School because they have touched our lives in such a special way. I highly recommend the expert staff of Main Line Music and Dance for your child. You will not be disappointed.”-Mrs. Paula Bonavitacola, B.S., M.S. (Teacher at St. John Neumann)

Click the video below to see some our piano students perform.

Our Recipe For Your Success

Part of our recipe for helping you achieve success playing the  piano is that we utilize proven methods of studyBryn Mawr Piano Lessons and Classes to maximize your progress. This makes the learning curve for you as short as possible and helps to facilitate a much faster progression for you on the piano. Whether you want to play rock music like your favorite artists, pop styles, jazz (like Scott Joplin and Gershwin) or classical repertoire (like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven), we will teach you the piano skills that you can apply to any style of music. We will also match you up with the teacher that is perfect for you. Our approach to piano lessons helps to create a fun, balanced music experience for you and helps you to become a well-rounded musician. We include a wide variety of topics into your piano lessons that include chords, scales, arpeggios, reading music, ear training and a myriad of other topics that will keep you interested in your music studies. Piano lessons are provided in our Ardmore location, our Springfield location, or in the convenience of your own home.

Our Piano InstructorsPiano Instruction 19096

The Main Line staff of piano instructors have earned music degrees from universities, have performance experience, and are very patient with their students. Many of our piano instructors have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D., but most importantly, our instructors vary their teaching methods to match your individual learning style. Main Line Music School piano teachers are youthful, fun and will engage you with material that is both interesting and exciting while tempering it with the necessary amount of structure. Additionally, you get to select your own repertoire so you can learn the songs that inspire you. Our piano instructors combine a mixture of learning how to read music while also teaching you how to incorporate your ear so you can hear and recognize notes and melodies. Our Main Line and Delaware County piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lessons are available for thirty (30) minute, forty-five (45) minute or sixty (60) minute sessions.

Beginner Piano Lessons

Many of our piano students start out as beginners. You will find that all of our piano teachers are familiar with classical music as well as Narberth Piano Lessons and Classespopular music, blues and jazz. If you are not sure what style of music you want to study, we can help you decide by exposing you to the different genres of music. You will be able to apply the piano skills that you will learn to any style of music that interests you. With diligent, daily practice on your part, we guarantee that you will be able to play at least one piece on the piano within the first few months of your lessons. However, many of our piano students do learn a lot more than one song. You will learn basic chords, scales and beginning rhythm techniques to help you move to the intermediate and advanced levels of the piano.

Intermediate to Advanced Piano Lessons

The Main Line School has some fabulous piano teachers that will help you achieve your musical goals. As an intermediate to advanced piano student, you will learn soloing techniques, improvisation, advanced chords, arpeggios and a host of other fun techniques. Most importantly, you will learn how music works and gain a greater understanding about how songs are composed on the piano. Studying key signatures, how scales fit over chords, and the theory behind songwriting is paramount to your success on the piano.

Performance OpportunitiesHavertown Music Lessons and Classes

We offer you a minimum of two performance opportunities each year at our music showcases. Students perform on a variety of instruments including the piano, keyboard, voice, woodwinds, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, drums and strings. Performers also range from beginner to advanced abilities. Some of the benefits that you get from performing the piano in the showcase include:

Playing With Other MusiciansPiano Instruction 19083

One of the most rewarding aspects of learning the piano is that you will be capable of performing solo, or playing with another group of musicians. Our piano and keyboard teachers will help you develop the skills that will facilitate your ability to play your favorite songs by yourself or with other musicians. We will help you develop skills that will enable you to enjoy the piano for a lifetime.

The Main Line Advantage

Since 1988, we have helped thousands of students learn to play the piano. From experience, we know what is effective and what is not effective. We pride ourselves on the fact that we cater to each student’s needs, not only with top rate piano instruction, but with excellent customer service. Our full time office staff takes care of all the scheduling, billing and other questions that you might have. This allows our teachers to concentrate 100% on teaching lessons. They do not have to use valuable lesson time to do scheduling and collect tuition.

Ardmore Location (610-658-5284)

692 Pont Reading Road
Ardmore, PA 19003
(down the street from Chestnutwold Elementary School)

This location is in Ardmore, but is also convenient to Bala Cynwyd, Broomall, Bryn Mawr,
Gladwyne, Havertown, Lower Merion, Narberth (Penn Valley) and Wynnewood.

Springfield Location (610-658-5284)

353 Baltimore Pike (2nd floor)
Springfield, PA 19064
(next to Chuck. E Cheese)

This location is in Springfield, but it is also convenient to
Drexel Hill, Media, Lansdowne, Secane and Swarthmore.

In-Home Piano Lessons (610-658-5284)

These Main Line, Delaware and Montgomery County piano lessons are given in the convenience of your own home.

Why Choose Us For Piano Lessons?

Five Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Piano Lessons

1. Insist On Private Lessons When Learning the Piano

Group lessons work well for preschool music programs, choruses and theory lessons. However, when learning how to play the piano, private lessons are far superior. In a private piano lesson, your teacher can focus all of their efforts on you and this allows you to learn at your own pace. Additionally, your piano teacher does not have to instruct a class at a certain level, but has the time and focus to work on your strengths and weaknesses. This is beneficial to your teacher because they don’t have to divide their attention between five or ten piano students at one time. With private piano lessons your teacher can help you be the best that you can be.

2. Help Your Child to Set Goals
Goal setting is one of the most important skills to develop in order to be successful on the piano(and life in general). To be effective, make your goals specific, measurable, and attainable. An example of setting a musical goal for yourself would be to play a particular scale at a certain speed or to have a certain number of songs memorized. Another goal might be to perform in a recital. Goals are always easier to achieve when you set a deadline for them. Try setting some goals of your own and watch your progress soar!

3. Make Practicing the Piano Easier
As with anything else in life, improving on the takes piano takes practice. One ofPiano Lessons and Classes Main Line the main problems with piano lessons can be the drudgery of practicing and the ensuing “fight” between parents and students to practice every day. Here are some ways to make practicing the piano easier:

4. How Young is Too Young. Starting at the Right Age
Adults can start any instrument at any time. An adult’s success is based on how willing they are committed to practicing. We teach many beginner piano students in their sixties and their seventies. For children, starting the piano at the right age is a key element to their success. If a child starts piano lessons too soon, they may feel overwhelmed and frustrated and want to stop their lessons. The last thing that you want to do is to turn a child off to the piano because they had one unpleasant experience (which could have been prevented). Sometimes if the child waits a year to start their piano lessons, frustrations may be avoided and progress may be much faster. The following are some guidelines we have found to be successful in determining how young a child can start taking music lessons on a particular instrument.

5. How Much Should I Be Reading the Notes?

This is a very interesting topic. There are several different approaches to the study of the piano. Some involve pure note reading and rhythms, while others utilize the ability of the ear. The bottom line is how well you play the piano. This may be achieved by note reading, using the ear, or a mix of the two. If your piano teacher determines that you are a visual learner, an approach based heavily on note and rhythm reading with some ear training mixed in would work well. If your teacher determines that you are an aural (ear) learner, a program based heavily on ear playing tempered with some note and rhythm reading would be appropriate. The right frame of mind is crucial for optimal learning. Therefore, catering to your learning strengths will ensure that you get the most out of your piano lessons.

6. Bonus – Have Fun Playing the Piano!Havertown Piano Lessons and Classes
Piano should be something that you enjoy for a lifetime. Try not to put unrealistic expectations on yourself or your children to learn too quickly. Everyone learns at a different pace. The key is to be able to enjoy the journey.

Music Lessons (click below for link)

Are All Music Studios The Same?
Studio Comparison List (click here)

Piano Instruction 19096

Ardmore Location
692 Pont Reading Road
Ardmore, PA 19003
(next to John’s Sneakers)

Springfield Location
353 Baltimore Pike (2nd floor)
Springfield, PA 19064
(next to Chuck E. Cheese)

In Home Piano Lessons
These Main Line, Delaware County and Montgomery County
piano lessons are given in the convenience of your own home.

Main Line Piano Lessons and ClassesPiano Instruction 19066
Main Line Piano Lessons and Classes