No matter what style of music or type of piano or keyboard you'd like to play, Knoxville Academy of Music is your best choice for piano lessons in Knoxville!

Piano Lessons

Knoxville Academy of Music offers the most comprehensive Piano Lessons in Knoxville. Beginner students will start with fundamentals like learning the keys, reading music and progressing from one hand to two hand songs. Experienced students will continue to progress with advanced technique exercises focusing on repertoire. Our piano lessons provide a comprehensive music education. Which include theory, ear training, sight reading, technique and history.

About the Piano

The piano is an acoustickeyboardstringed percussion instrument in which the strings are struck by wooden hammers that are coated with a softer material (modern hammers are covered with dense wool felt; some early pianos used leather). It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings. It was invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700.

What Do You Learn in Piano Lessons?

Whether you want to learn Bach or John Legend, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight-reading, technique and theory, and they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. A simple full-size electronic piano will suffice for the first six months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano. We begin piano lessons as early as 4 years old.

What Happens at the First Lesson?

Prospective piano students often ask that question. Our piano teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every piano student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A 9 year old having their first piano lesson will have very different needs than a 57 year old taking up piano for the second time after having had lessons as a child.

girl and man playing piano

Are Your Piano Instructors Qualified?

Our instructors have received their education from fine institutions have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities and are extremely friendly. Lastly, they strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Our Piano Instructors Teach

Classical Piano 

Ragtime Piano 

Jazz Piano 

Blues Piano 

R&B Piano 

Country Piano 

Pop Piano 

Rock Piano 

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