Welcome! We are so happy you’re a part of the Entrada Experience.
Our goal at Entrada Piano Academy is to help busy students learn to unlock beautiful sound through a comprehensive and valuable piano education experience. We want students to come away with a strong internal understanding of music and piano playing. Because music really happens from the inside out. Piano isn’t so much about mastering an instrument or a page of music as it is about mastering ourselves - our body, our ears, our understanding.
At Entrada, lessons are taught by a teacher who is licensed, trained, and certified in the Peery Method. This method front-loads the student with a strong foundation. In that very first year (called Peery Habits), a new student learns to play with:
- And awareness of how their body manipulates the sounds the piano makes.
This method is rigorous and helps develop a student’s capacity for difficult work. Students who have been through the first year can attest that once you make it through Habits, you can succeed at piano!
THE ENTRADA VALUES
And like a piano player develops from a strong foundation of habits, an organization and its culture develops from a strong foundation of values. That’s why Entrada Piano Academy strives to provide an experience that embodies our core values. It kind of make us giddy just thinking about them!
We love watching students learn and grow, and we love to continue growing ourselves! We seek out opportunities to prepare for, support, and celebrate the growth of our students and piano families.
Through music students can experience connection, because music is for sharing and enjoying together! We assist students in feeling connected to their teacher, to other students, and to the music they are making. In our teaching we help students make connections - those ah-ha moments where learning really sinks in.
Our students and teachers come to each lesson with an open mind. In this state we are ready to learn, have fun, play and be curious about what is possible. Music is an infinitely expansive subject. There will always be more to learn about it and through it.
Talent or natural inclination towards music is great, but it will only get you so far. At Entrada Piano Academy, our teachers dedicate themselves to each student’s success. Anyone willing to put in the work succeeds. Our lessons are structured to support this value, and when students come, they get work done!
We expect all of our students at Entrada to play their material with a high quality sound. Rhythm, notes, fingering, and expression all are refined to produce a great musical experience. Our teachers help students dig deep to achieve this level of quality. Students are often surprised at themselves and what they are able to play.
We place a high priority in teaching students efficient practice processes and systems because our students and their families are busy!
Developing the Entrada Experience has taken time. But even more so, it has taken the support and trust of you, our community of incredible students, families, and artists. Thank you. We love working together. And from the heart, this is what we strive to offer.
Welcome to Entrada.