Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Our School offers private instruction in both classical piano and
pop / rock / jazz piano.

Private lessons are offered for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced levels. An interview prior to signing up for lessons, allows us to meet and discuss needs and expectations, in order to place each student with the most appropriate teacher. Every student learns at a different pace and through different approaches, and teachers tailor each lesson according to the individual student. At Jean Lyons School of Music, our teachers teach according to their own styles and methods, with lessons typically including a technical exercises, aural training, reading, and musicality.

Whether you are looking to prepare for exams and festivals, or learn an instrument you have always wanted to play, Jean Lyons School of Music has an outstanding faculty of experienced teachers to guide you along your musical journey.

Private Lessons following the Suzuki Method

The Suzuki method is a world-renowned and highly successful educational method of music instruction. Children who train in this method learn to play the same way they learn to speak. Therefore, this method is often referred to as the “mother-tongue method”. Students learn best through listening and imitation, repetition and receiving praise and encouragement in a positive learning environment (at home and in class). An early beginning and home support help make music a part of your child’s daily life.

The Suzuki program relies strongly on the cooperative relationship between teacher, parent and student. In order for a student to have a successful learning experience, parental support is crucial. Parents can help by creating a supportive, affectionate and encouraging musical environment. Parental participation is essential and involves:

  • playing recorded repertoire at home on a daily basis.
  • providing a quality acoustic instrument.
  • learning the fundamentals of playing the instrument (it is not necessary for the parents to have a music background).
  • attending each lesson with the student, taking notes or recording the lessons and practicing daily with the student at home.

Pop, Rock, and Jazz with Victor Noriega

Do you love music? Do you wish you had taken more lessons in your earlier years? Is there a piano or keyboard that has been collecting dust at your home for way too long? Are you a young music student looking to dig deeper? Or perhaps an amateur musician looking to go pro?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then lessons with Victor Noriega might be the perfect fit for you!

Learn the skills of today’s modern musician, including improvisation, applying theory to real music-making situations, developing a good feel for every genre, and making music (jamming!) with others.

“I feel so fortunate that Jean Lyons School of Music secured Victor Noriega to provide jazz piano lessons. He has reignited my love of music study, and advanced my technical knowledge and confidence to improvise. His thoughtful approach to what I needed was clearly evident, week-to-week, as he sought ways to help me build from what I had learned before, and move forward in a meaningful way. Victor’s temperament is suited to music pedagogy since he nudges his students forward and demands excellence. He does this in a way that is gentle and mindful of what it is like to be in the student role.” – D. Rehorick, student of Mr. Noriega

Music is waiting to be made…by you!

Enrichment to Private Lessons

In addition to weekly or semi-weekly private lessons, our School offers a full range of theory classes and enrichment classes. Year-round, we strive to offer our students numerous opportunities to perform in recitals at the School and in a range of venues around the community.