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

Presto Let's Play Music Piano Classes

for Beginners 7 1/2 - 12 Years

2023-2024 Presto Waitlist - Click Here to Register

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.


1When are the Presto classes offered?
All our Presto I classes are full or closed to new enrollment for the 2022/2023 session. Please click the button in the header or go to registration to add your name to our waitlist for our 2023-2024 session beginning in August 2023. We will be contacting our waitlist submissions in the Spring and will have our schedule available then. Our Presto classes are offered in the afternoons and early evenings - usually 4 days in the week.
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.) A school supply list will be provided.
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.