The Academy of Music offers Piano Lessons in Oakville for young children through to adults

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Introducing piano lessons to your children is one of the best things you can do for them!  There are countless studies that prove the value of learning music for young children.  Oakville Academy of Music offers private piano lessons in for children age 4 and up or adults of all ages and levels from beginners, to intermediate & advanced. Children as young a 5 and 6 would start in our piano lessons for young beginners program.

While it is very important to learn proper piano technique it is also important for students to have to have fun in their piano lessons. This is what our university and Royal Conservatory of Music trained piano teachers strive for in every lesson.

Private Piano lessons Oakville for kids can start at age 4, because piano is the basic foundation of music, it is also the best instrument to start on. A good working knowledge of the piano can be transferred onto other instruments easily.

We have students who learn jazz , pop, and gospel, and students who excel with the Royal Conservatory of Music classical piano curriculum.  Learn more about the Royal Conservatory of Music piano exams.

Our one-on-one private piano lessons mean that the teacher can focus on the individual learning style of each student. Private piano lessons also mean that they are able to learn the type of music they enjoy the most.  Private piano lessons gives the teacher the opportunity to focus all of their attention on one student at a time.


Most piano lesson providers are just referral services. Customer service is usually online only and it can be very challenging to reach someone for help. Oakville Academy of Music has been at 1026 Speers Rd in Oakville for over 25 years. We have professional office administrators available seven days a week to help with all your piano lesson questions. You can stop by, call, text, email, or Facebook message and we’ll be there to help when you need it.


How old should my child be when beginning piano lessons?

Our Oakville piano lessons for kids can start at age 4, because piano is the basic foundation of music, it is also a very good instrument to start on.   A good working knowledge of the piano can be transferred onto other instruments easily.

We have students in who learn pop, jazz, and gospel and students who excel with the Royal Conservatory of Music classical piano curriculum.

Our piano lessons in Oakville are all private one-on-one.  This means that the teacher can focus on the individual learning style of each student. Private lessons also mean that they are able to learn the type of music they enjoy the most.  You can take weekly piano lessons for 30 minute or one hour.

Am I Too Old to Start Learning the Piano?

We get this question often from adults.  They wonder if they are too old to start our Oakville piano lessons. You are never too old to learn the piano, or any instrument for that matter. We have taught hundreds of adult piano students of all ages. Learning the piano can help keep mature minds active, and provide an amazing hobby.

What styles of piano do you teach?

We teach all styles, from classical to rock, pop, jazz, and gospel (hymns)!

Are your piano teachers qualified?

Our piano teachers have received their music education from prestigious institutions such as York University, Humber College, and the University of Toronto, Many have toured the US and Canada, and bring  years of professional performance and piano teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn in my piano lessons?

Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our piano teachers are dedicated to helping you become the musician you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favourite songs into your lessons.  Students may work with the Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire or focus on pop and jazz piano.

Do I have to know how to read music?

No. Beginners are welcome!

Do I need a piano at home?

No, you do not need a piano at home in the beginning. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first year of lessons.  You can discuss the next step with your teacher when the time right.

Can I Learn Different Piano Styles?

Here at the Academy of Music in Oakville, we know that everyone has their own reasons for taking piano lessons.  While it is important to develop good piano technique and learn how to read music, it’s also important to learn music that you love.  Most beginner piano students will use a method book to ensure they are learning the fundamentals.  From there our teachers can help you learn a variety of musical styles from classical to jazz, pop, rock, or even church hymns.

Are there piano recitals?

Absolutely! Every December and April, our students have the opportunity to perform in beautiful, local venue. Unlike most music schools, we do not charge a  performance fee and admission is free, so you can bring all of your family and friends.  These recitals are a great way for our students to showcase what what they learn in their piano lessons.

In addition to the music recitals we also arrange performances at retirement homes in Oakville.  These are great opportunities for children to share their music with the community and for high school students to gain volunteer hours.

We also host and annual fundraising events and set up small retirement home concerts to give our students a chance to showcase their talent and do something nice for the community.


It’s time to start piano lessons and you want to get the most out of your time and energy. Here are a few things that will help you get the most out of your lessons at the Academy of Music in Oakville. We have taught piano lessons to thousands of students over 30 years and have learned a few things about getting the most out of your lessons.
Finding a qualified piano teacher is only part of the equation. You also need a teacher who truly cares. Here at the Academy of Music in Oakville we are dedicated to hiring highly qualified piano teachers that also have warm personalities and will get to know you and your family personally. Our music teacher’s number one goal is to give you or your children a very positive learning experience and to help you learn to love playing the piano.
Starting piano lessons at the right age can make a big difference for your child’s success in music! If you’re an adult you can start anytime however children should start no younger than 4 or 5 depending on the child. Children age 6 and up are usually ready to start regular private piano lessons while children younger than 6 should be taught using a preschool program designed for piano Many of our piano teachers use My First Piano Adventure for children under 6. Many of our piano students learn with the Royal Conservatory of Music repertoire.
NOTE: Our in-home piano lessons are for children age 6 and up and adults of all ages. If your child is under 6 years we are happy to get them started at our music school. Please call for schedule.
Celebrating achievement in your piano lessons is essential to staying motivated to learn! It’s really about setting goals and getting an award when you achieve them. Here at the Academy of Music in Oakville there are several opportunities for our piano students to set goals in their lessons. There are a at least two optional recitals every year, practice challenges, RCM piano examinations for students that study classical, and our exclusive Musical Ladder System. We believe that positive reinforcement is the key to piano lesson success.
It’s very helpful in your piano lessons to use a practice journal. This will help you keep track of the songs or scales you’re working on, teacher tips, and practice schedule. You can review it daily when you sit down to practice the piano and bring it to your weekly lessons to keep it up to date.
Piano students often follow a clear program that includes reading music, understanding theory, and proper piano technique. While this is very important to becoming a great piano player there are times when it’s fun to play something you love. It’s much easier to get through the challenges of learning when you have something that inspires you to practice. This could be a popular (familiar sounding) classical piece or it could be a Taylor Swift song. What matters is that you’re having fun with music. You can still use these songs to develop your technique and improve in your piano lessons.
One great way to gauge if you or your children are really learning is to participate in piano recitals. Performing in recitals means that you need to practice your music even more to prepare for the performance. This also gives you and your teacher something specific to focus on in your lessons. Many studies have shown that students who perform regularly stay in piano lessons longer and find the experience more rewarding. Here at the Academy of Music we offer a minimum of 2 recitals every year. These concerts are free for our students. There are no tickets to purchase or participation fees on any kind. Performing in recitals and concerts will help you get more out of your piano lessons.
It’s very important to learn how to play the piano in a logical manner. This means starting with the basics and following a proven method. A few of the popular methods that our piano teachers prefer are Faber Piano Adventures, Alfred piano methods, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Although these are more popular programs there are many more available whether you want to learn classical, jazz, pop, or any other style of piano. Our teachers will work you and your family to choose the right program for you and your musical goals.
Learning how to play the piano well takes more than simply attending your piano lessons. You need to develop a regular practice schedule which means you should try to play every day if you can. It’s much better to practice a few minutes a day every day than trying to cram 2 hours in the day before your piano lesson. People develop skills gradually over time so a consistent and regular routine will be the key to your success in music. I know it can be a challenge to play every single day so you can give yourself a break if miss a day here and there. Just try to remember that consistency is the key to success. You should try to create a daily practice schedule and keep to it the best you can. This will definitely help you get more out of your piano lessons here at the Oakville Academy of Music.
It takes time to develop any skill and piano playing is no different. Most of the musicians that you listen to have been playing for may years. Nobody starts as an expert piano player. New music lessons are always a challenge. Working through these challenges and developing your technique over time is the key to mastering music. Be patient, it’s worth it!
Learning to play the piano is a lot fun! It can be so rewarding but it can be challenging sometimes. There will be days that you don't feel like practicing, or even having your piano lesson. These are the times that you have check your attitude at the door. Turn that frown upside down! Sometimes you have to just get past that hard part and just get started. You will likely find that you get into it after you just get started. Try not to let a bad day get in the way of all the future joy will get from your lessons and fun you will have playing the piano!


Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff available seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
The Academy of Music in Oakville Ontario teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, voice, saxophone, clarinet and flute


Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$40/30 minutes
$80/60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)


Monday – Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm

A one-time registration fee of $25 (due only at time of registration)
Music lessons are HST exempt!
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration.

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