By Viollette Doloricon
Hollywood Piano, Los Angeles’ “trusted home of the world’s finest pianos since 1928,” has officially launched the Hollywood Piano Academy of Music inside their new Burbank facility.
Hollywood Piano Academy of Music offers lessons in piano, guitar, and voice, and will also offer unique programs such as “storytime piano” for children as well as gospel music and songwriting classes for adults. Their objective is to teach in an environment where students feel encouraged no matter what age or level they’re at.
Cheryl Fox, the Vice President of Hollywood Piano and the director of the school, is enthusiastic about the school’s programs. “We have a beautiful facility that is conducive to learning. We want people to feel comfortable and most importantly have a fun, unforgettable experience.” Piano is the most popular instrument students sign up for, and they have an array of the top upright pianos and keyboards to learn on.
A graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, with a Who’s Who in American colleges and universities as well as a dancer, actress, and mom, Cheryl recommends the earliest age to take lessons is around 5-6 years old, when children typically begin to have the proper coordination and enthusiasm, although some start much younger than that. Lessons are recommended weekly, and are anywhere between 30-60 minutes long.
Cheryl is emphatic that there is NO age limit when an individual can first learn the piano. We have the exclusive Andrew Weitz Piano Method where anyone who has always wanted to play but has been intimidated in the past can now play the music that they love right away without years of drudgery!” Andrew Weitz is an award-winning pianist, writer, and producer, and has invented a more efficient patent-pending approach of teaching that lets students get to the fun of making music right away. “This method is so exciting and revolutionary that I am confident it will take off, yet it can also be a complement to traditional teaching methods if a student wants to go that way.”
Hollywood Piano Academy of Music is also home to the Irwin and Rhoda Treibitz Performance Hall, which is a state-of-the-art facility with the finest acoustics that seats up to 100 people. It was built for recitals, but can also be rented out for film productions and special events.
November is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the world of piano. Hollywood Piano is committed to helping people grow in their musical needs, offering liberal trade-ins toward an upgraded instrument on an unmatched selection of pianos. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a piano they also offer rentals, and if you sign up for 12 months you get one month free when you mention this article. If you’re still unsure, sign up for lessons, and guess what? You get 3 months of a keyboard rental for free!
Start your Holiday Shopping at Hollywood Piano in Burbank and check out their fine selection of pianos, digital pianos, keyboards sheet music, and musical lesson packages. What better gift is there to give than the gift of music!
Hollywood Piano is located at 323 S. Front St. in Burbank. For more information, visit their website at www.HollywoodPiano.com or call (818) 954-8500.