We founded Keyboard for Kids & More! over 25 years ago, realizing that music education is vital to the development and education of all children.
The study of music, particularly piano or keyboard, nourishes the mind, heart, and spirit, and creates pathways in the brain that lead to better reading comprehension, linguistic skills, math, and more!
Therefore, at Keyboard for Kids & More!, our philosophy is to instill a love of learning music first and foremost, and then as students progress, more challenging programs can be offered without pushing a student beyond their enjoyment of learning.
We have been given many educational and performance opportunities throughout our careers and we both hold master’s degrees in music. However, even with our educational training, we have learned the most about the educational process of children with the experience of raising our own son who is now an accomplished pianist, and by teaching thousands of students over the years. We came to realize that coupling a nurturing and fun approach with teaching is the best way to help children become eager and successful students.
It does take work and dedication as well, but without joy in the process, it’s very easy to produce task-oriented students who do not learn how to express music very well. We strive for students to learn in a joyful environment, and we encourage parents to become particularly focused on encouraging their children by participating in the learning process at home.
We offer lessons primarily in private piano/keyboard, singing, and beginning guitar in the comfort of the student’s home through online classes. Now there’s no need to load the family in the car to fight traffic just to get to a music class. Also, due to better reliability of the internet in most areas, students can confidently learn through online classes.
We work with a variety of talented and dedicated instructors, many of whom possess advanced degrees in music. We do our best to match a teacher and curriculum to the student’s learning style and to set achievable goals for each student. Our desire is to foster a life-long approach to learning music and to make the process enjoyable and inspirational.
Call us today to schedule an introductory lesson or to enroll in our next term! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to serve you and your family!
David and Sarah Bilowus