Presto Let's Play Music Piano Classes | The Music Garden

Presto Let's Play Music Piano Classes

for Beginners 7 - 12 Years

What to Expect

Presto teaches so much more than piano! We teach COMPLETE musicianship: vocal training, ear training, sight reading, music theory, rhythm, music history, proper piano technique, and we do it in a fun, snappy style that tweens love! Most likely, those students who already have had a year or so of piano haven't studied all areas of music. In fact, they most likely have only dabbled a little in rhythm, have some note reading skills, and developed some finger strength. We include an optional "challenge" section written into the Presto curriculum to satisfy the appetite of hard-working students and that of students who already have finger dexterity built from previous piano lessons.

Why Presto?

Because we make learning piano FUN!

About the Class

The typical beginning piano student is 7-9 years old. Developmentally, it is not appropriate (nor, let's face it, very fun...) to have this child sitting on a bench for 30-minutes with an adult pointing at minuscule symbols in a book. Private lessons are typically low energy and fail to provide a stimulating and energetic experience.

In Presto classes, kids learn from and inspire each other all while having a great time. Kids in Presto want to come to lessons!

In Presto, our students learn music history, classical music, sight singing, ear training and music theory. We are building complete musicians, rather than just pianists, so our students can accompany themselves, sing in harmony, transpose, compose, and excel in any other music endeavor. *Presto II classes are only open to graduates of Presto I*

Fall, 2023/2024

Sorry - our 2023/2024 year is full. Please add your name to our 2024/2025 waitlist by clicking on the link in the header

See FAQ below for pricing

Presto 1 Classes (2023/2024) - ALL CLASSES ARE FULL

Mondays: 5:15 - 6:30pm
Tuesdays: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Wednesdays: 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Thursdays: 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays: 5:15pm - 6:30pm

Presto II Classes (2023/2024)*Presto I Grads* Registration OPEN for grads of Presto I only:

Mondays: 3:45 - 5:00pm
Tuesdays: 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Wednesdays: 5:30pm - 6:45pm


1When are the Presto I classes offered?
2023 / 2024 Schedule: Monday 5:15pm-6:30pm Tuesday 3:45pm-5:00pm Wednesday 1:30pm-2:45pm Wednesday 5:15pm-6:30pm Thursday 1:00pm-2:15pm Thursday 3:45pm-5:00pm Thursday 4:00pm-5:15pm Presto II is for Presto I graduates only: Monday 3:45-5:00 Tuesday 5:15-6:30 Wednesday 4:00-5:15 Wednesday 5:30-6:45 Friday 3:45-5:00
2How much does this class cost?
2023-2024 Pricing: There is a one time per year registration fee of $50 per student for Presto I and Presto II (Presto I is a prerequisite). There is also a Recital fee in May of $25 per family. The tuition per year is as follows (deducted in 10 equal monthly payments Aug-May): Presto I: $1,200 / $120 per month Presto II: $1,300 / $130 per month
3Are there materials to purchase?
Yes. After registration you will be instructed in materials purchasing from the Let’s Play Music website. You will purchase materials for 2 semesters. The cost is $79 / $54 for a sibling. There will also be classroom supplies to purchase (pencil case, pencils, etc.) It will be assembled and payment of $6.50 can be added to your monthly payment.
4Do parents need to come to class with the students?
Parents are expected to attend the last 5 to 10 minutes of each class. Extra time will be scheduled when needed. Parents are welcome to attend any class...involvement for at home practice will ensure success in the program.