For students of all ages at both our Virginia Beach and Chesapeake locations.
We teach each piano students as an individual, recognizing that each has their own learning style, ability, and set of preferences.
Our piano teachers’ goal is to train a complete musician who can read music and understand music theory. Many outside piano teachers only teach their students how to play by ear. The problem with taking piano lessons this way is that students never learn to read music, and in turn they don’t understand the notes or rhythms they’re playing. You would be surprised how many piano players have no idea what they’re doing- they’re just copying others on YouTube. With this mentality, why take lessons? We want our piano students to be able to play any piece of music they would like. Learning to read music will eventually allow students to break down complex rhythms, figure out the best finger patterns, ensure they are playing the correct notes, and overcome progress plateaus.
Our piano teachers have extensive backgrounds in music, many years of teaching experience, and are constantly striving to make a difference in each of their student’s lives. We work with students as young as five years old. Students who start piano at a young age reap many benefits, including counting and math skill improvement, reading comprehension, creativity, time management, new language skills, hand-eye coordination, and more. And don’t forget that piano lessons also help build a foundation of love of music for the rest of their lives!
It is never too late to start! Some adults don’t get started until much later in life, and that’s okay! Maybe you’ve never had time to pursue piano, and now that you do, you’re a little nervous. No need to worry. Some piano students take lessons as a casual hobby, and others are much more serious. Regardless of what your goals are for your piano lessons, your piano teacher at Fox Music will cater the lessons to meet your expectations. We recognize that our students are busy outside of class, so we promise you won’t get in trouble for not practicing between lessons! No matter what your goals are, we are here to help.
Studies have shown that taking piano lessons increases the ability to learn in many other disciplines – including other instruments! Piano is the basis for almost all musical instruments. It is the ‘go to’ beginner instrument for establishing a solid musical foundation, making it significantly easier to learn other instruments in the future. When in doubt about which instrument to begin with, piano is the best choice.
The teacher you work with will depend on your current ability, your schedule, and which studio you are closer to: our location at the intersection of Haygood Road and Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach, or our studio located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake at the intersection of Kempsville Road and Volvo Parkway.