Private Piano Lessons

Silver Music Studios has been providing private piano lessons for over twenty years to kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. Regardless of your age, your playing style, your experience level, and your goals, we can pair you with a teacher who is just right for you.

The piano is a popular choice for new musicians due to its enormous range and versatility. Unlike most other instruments, the piano can play both melody and accompaniment at the same time. Piano students learn both the treble and bass clefs, which are by far the two most popular clefs for written western music. Most electronic keyboards can be easily plugged into a computer for recording, and synthesizers can create an infinite variety of sounds. Plus, you can sing along!

Piano lessons are available in our Havertown (PA) studio location or you can take piano lessons online.

Piano lessons for kids

Most of us begin learning music as children, when enthusiasm is high but technique is not. Silver Music Studios has teachers who can tap into and maintain the young student’s motivation, while gradually building the discipline and technique needed for success in the long run.

Piano lessons for adult beginners

The adult beginning music student has a different set of challenges. This student usually has plenty of patience and discipline and more familiarity with musical styles, but doesn’t have as much free time to practice and requires targeted piano lessons to build skills quickly.

Piano lessons for experienced players

Music is a lifelong pursuit, and we are ready to help even when you’re not a beginner anymore. A number of our students are performing musicians with ten or more years of experience. We’ll be with you when it is time to get into advanced music theory and techniques.

Silver Music Studios was founded to provide quality music instruction for everyone: beginners… experienced musicians… every age… every level… every style. We customize each piano lesson plan to each student. Our scheduling is flexible and we believe that piano lessons should be affordable for everyone.

I have been taking piano lessons for four years with Silver Music Studios. Studying the piano has made it easier to play the baritone in school. It has bee a great experience for me and a joy for my parents to hear me play and see me perform at the recitals.


Our Piano Teachers

Jesse 150

Piano Instructor

Chris brings his enthusiasm, know-how and adaptable approach to the table here. A Kutztown University B.A. in Music and music Instructor in a local daycare, Chris has it all. Patience to affect the young and ability to keep up with the young at heart, and all in between. He is well versed in getting you playing properly and then honing those tools into your desired style(s). They may include R&B, Pop, Rock, Broadway and/or Blues. Come see that Chris has what it takes to motivate and inspire you. He is also an accomplished singer, should you wish to sing against your piano playing.

Piano Instructor

Kyle comes to us from Temple University snd Indiana University of PA with an MM and BFA in Vocal Performance. Music theory, technology and composition also a forte. Kyle has been a private music educator for 5 years. Beginner to Intermediate piano ideal.

Piano Instructor

Louise brings to our music family prowess, wit and humor. She has been an avid piano educator for over 15 years. Louise achieved a Music Composition degree from Phila. College of the Performing Arts. She has composed for string quartets, small ensembles and full orchestras. Certainly adept in the classical field, Louise is also happy to incorporate other musical stylings if desired. Pop, broadway and blues to name a few.

Piano Instructor

Mitch hails from Delaware County. If you prefer the classics, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, no sweat. If you dig Elton John and broadway tunes, Mitch is still your guy. A pleasant demeanor and over 15 years teaching experience and performance. He has studied at the Settlement School of Music with Herman Weinberg. Further tutelage under Michelle Levin from the Curtis Institute and Ellen Feldman at Temple.

Piano Instructor

Rachel helms from the Philly suburbs. She has been a major force in a multitude of styles, ranging from Classical to Musical Theatre to Pop. As a vocal Soprano, Rachel hits all the high notes. Her education includes:

  • Berlin Opera Academy 201
  • Miami Summer Music Festival 2015-2016
  • Utah Opera Resident Artist 2014
  • Aspen Music Festival and School 2013-2014
  • Rice University:M.M. Voice Performance 2012-2014
  • Mannes College B.M. Vocal Performance 2008-2012

So yeah, she’s the real deal! Too many awards and shows performed to mention. Rachel has been a voice and piano instructor for 12 years and counting. A truly lovely and patient personality.

Richard Budessa

Piano Instructor

Rich is one of the most in-demand keyboardists on the current music scene. He is a master Hammond B3 organist, pianist, and synthesizer player. He is fluent in all styles of music including jazz, rock, classical, Latin, gospel, and R&B. Rich has been an avid instructor of all levels, ages and styles for decades. His fun personality, versatile approaches and vast experiences will benefit literally anyone. Rich is not only a dynamic instrumentalist, but
also a vocalist and composer. His compositions have been featured on NPR Radio’s American Routes, and he was a featured narrator and performer on “Jazz Night in America” hosted by Christian McBride. His vocal styles lean more to the crooners…..Elvis, Sinatra, Darin…. but Rich can teach any style. He also really enjoys working with singers find their “own” voice and eventually accompany themselves on piano. What are you waiting for, Rich is eager to meet you.

Piano Instructor

Walt helms from the Philadelphia region. He is a master piano and music theory educator and performer. Walt has performed with many iconic musicians thru the years, and even toured the world. He was choir director of Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church for 12 years. Walt’s main strengths are Jazz, Gospel, Blues and Rock, but can pretty much play and teach anything to anyone, of any age and level. This fine gent has released multiple recordings over the years and has regular rotation on Smooth Jazz radio stations. An infectious personality to boot, whatever your 88 key goals are, Walt shall guide you.