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Piano With Amy

7021 S, Flint Hill Road, Owings, MD 20736, USA

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Piano With Amy offers piano lessons exclusively for adults. Our unique, online lessons set you on your way to play beautiful music in a matter of weeks, not years.

This program is for you if you want to reach your goals, playing music you love.

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8 January 2024

I have taken online private lessons with Amy focusing on classical music and jazz improvisation. While emphasizing the positive in her students' playing Amy also focuses in methods to strengthen areas needing additional work.

She adapts easily to varied learning styles among her students. In the summer she holds group classes on various topics i.e. theory, popular music, new apps. During the year she has also held masterclasses with outstanding music educators. Amy goes the extra mile for her students alerting them to new piano resources both printed music and other piano related technology resources through her use of Google classroom.
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28 December 2023

I am a middle-aged (64) beginner taking piano online with Amy. I took piano as a child but the teacher decided I was so hopeless and told my parents to save their money. So I definitely had trepidation about taking it up at my age. The experience with Amy has been totally enjoyable. She manages to make the online experience feel like an in person lesson. She is always encouraging even when she is correcting technique or errors. I am playing simple music with both hands and excited to see my own progress. The classes are small and everyone is encouraging and supportive no matter their level. More...

28 December 2023

I started taking in-person private lessons with Amy March of 2022. I switched over to online lessons in July for the convenience they offer me, as well receiving a recording of the lesson for review purposes.
I am new to piano, and Amy has been very patient offering great suggestions to help build my confidence and increase my knowledge of music. She allows us to choose the music we want to learn and work at our own pace with no judgment.
I especially love the online summer and winter workshops offered. They include an array of guest speakers making them not only entertaining and educational but fun as well.
I highly recommend Piano with Amy
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18 December 2023

Amy Deal’s piano studio is awesome. I grew up playing the piano but haven’t played in a long time, I had forgotten pretty much everything. I was starting at the beginning, and a bit nervous that I wouldn’t enjoy it, similar to the when I began as a child. Thankfully to Amy’s studio and her approach to playing the piano, she makes the process of learning to play enjoyable, quick and fun. Her studio is decked out with state of the art technology and equipment, I was impressed. I really appreciated the way the studio was set up on electric keyboards each with headphones, so there weren’t distractions or interruptions. Amy has her lessons set with back tracks, so you right away are playing along with music. It is so enjoyable and gratifying. I would highly recommend her studio to anyone in any stage of learning. More...

18 December 2023

I enjoyed taking piano lessons at Amy's studio. The online format was a good fit for me and a good way to collaborate and learn from other students. Amy's method of teaching helped reinforce basic skills that I could use no matter the piece I was working on and gave me confidence to improve. She was continually encouraging and engaging with her students. More...

18 December 2023

Fun class, relaxed atmosphere. A nice glimpse into music in general as well as piano.

18 December 2023

Amy knows how to teach you to play the piano no matter how you learn best. Outstanding technology. Although a group lesson, her keyboard setups feel as if you are the only one in the room. Amy goes above and beyond with planning social events, to different areas such as blues events as well as pops and classical concerts in DC. More...

18 December 2023

Piano with Amy is a respectable and enjoyable experience. I have attended both in-person and online lessons. Amy's approach is tailored to your goals and expectations. She takes your personal music preferences into account early so you can begin playing what you like. As a beginner, I have found the lesson plans to be progressive and critical to learning the fundamentals of the piano. I enjoy the experience of improving my playing while realigning my goals as I improve. Her studio is well equipped to meet the needs of all musical tastes, styles, and technological needs. Additionally, she offers lesson material outside of the scheduled lessons and this is a true bargain. More...

18 December 2023

I have been taking piano lessons with Amy for almost 3 years I was a complete beginner. I started classes in person but with COVID and with everything shut down Amy began Zoom classes. While this is not ideal I have continued to attend and Amy does a wonderful job keeping each of us working at a comfortable pace. It is almost private lessons as she works individually with each person. This experience is really unique because each person’s level is different and yet I never feel intimidated by the others in our “class”.

Amy also offers us workshops in the summer. Last year we had one on ear training and music theory. I have thoroughly enjoyed my class time and am hopeful that I will continue for many years
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18 December 2023

I discovered Amy’s piano for adults surfing the Internet. I called Amy on a Saturday morning thinking I would get a call on Monday. Amy returned my call shortly after I called.

We talked quite awhile about my experiences with learning to play the piano as an adult. And to my delight she taught adults as a group of 6 in her studio .

She is very committed to helping us/me to getting to where we/I want to be and to help us to achieve our goals. I loved being in the studio. I am an individual who requires the personal interaction. She allows us to choose the piece we are interested in and she is great with knowing our limitations and knowing when to encourage us to take on a more challenging composition. She is very patient , pleasant and understanding.

Amy has expanded her music class to virtual for individuals who cannot make the trip to southern Maryland. So now her adult students can benefit the best of two worlds- virtual or in person. For me group lessons are less stressful and more relaxed.
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18 December 2023

Piano with Amy has been a great experience so far. I am taking online lessons with Amy, and I find that the online experience provides the same valuable instruction as if we were in-person. I find Amy’s approach to be very helpful. Not only does she provide 1:1 instruction, but she has many resources in her Google classroom (videos, instructional materials, demos) that allow you to practice independently when you are not in class. Overall, this has been a fun and rewarding experience. I highly recommend Piano with Amy! More...

9 December 2023

As I was reading the local newspaper several years ago, I read an article highlighting a local piano teacher who taught adult piano lessons, I saved it. Several weeks passed and I was still thinking about that article, so I made the call to Amy and began taking in person lessons. In Amy’s kind and patient ways, I have learned more about myself. I have learned that it takes more patience as a senior citizen to learn to play the piano and I do need to follow the foundational steps. Amy knows my personality, the way I like to learn, and my priorities and she knows how to teach me as a unique individual. Today, I take only online lessons and have learned that recitals are fun.

Amy and her assistant have other remarkable characteristics. They are constantly improving their processes for online teaching, staying abreast of new technology and providing top notch responsiveness to students. For those who are deciding whether to take piano lessons online, please call Amy.
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9 December 2023

I really enjoy learning to play piano at Piano for Amy. I am finally achieving a goal that I’ve had for a long time! The instruction is personalized to meet your needs while the group setting provides an atmosphere that is enjoyable. Amy’s expertise is incredible. I leave each class having learned something new! More...

21 November 2023

I highly recommend Piano With Amy Studio. I have been a student for 1 year, relearning basics from childhood lessons and learning new piano techniques
to advance my playing ability.
I am in a group class - people progress at individual speeds and we support each other’s progress in a relaxed atmosphere. I totally enjoy these classes- it’s never too late to learn!
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21 November 2023

Beginning to play piano again has been a wonderful experience. I have met wonderful people who share my interest in music. Amy makes the experience non stressful and fun. We each progress at our own pace with much encouragement from our group. I have truly enjoyed this wonderful experience. More...

19 November 2023

I am so grateful that I stumbled upon this piano studio. Adult lessons at Piano With Amy allows me to work at my own pace and work on my own style of music. It offers a very easy approach to learning how to play piano. Amy provides all of the tools necessary and fosters an environment of success and encouragement. Highly recommend! More...

19 November 2023

Amy is perfect for the senior that wishes to learn to play the piano. She is very patient and obviously experienced. She works with each student at their own pace. She strives to have each student improve their skills weekly. I highly recommend Amy at Piano for Amy. More...

13 November 2023

I totally recommend Piano with Amy for keeping your eye-hand coordination intact. Plus the instructor is awesome!

13 November 2023

I began lessons in September and have truly enjoyed the experience. My piano skills are definitely improving, but so is my general knowledge of music theory as well. Amy really knows her stuff, and she is also a gifted teacher. It's a winning combination, someone who can "do" and also teach! I was very fortunate to have found Amy and highly recommend. More...

2 November 2023

Amy is a wonderful and patient instructor. The studio and setting are excellent for adult learning, allowing everyone to learn at their own pace - from beginner to those who already have piano skills. I was surprised with the progress I was able to make in such a short time, especially since I had no prior music or piano experience. More...

1 November 2023

Taking these piano lessons has been very beneficial in many ways. It helps activate the brain cells, keep the fingers limber and relaxing. Amy is very patient and knowledgeable when teaching us. I definitely would pursue taking classes with Amy if interested as she works at each individual's capabilities. More...

30 October 2023

Online lessons with Amy have been a perfect fit for my busy schedule. Getting to a lesson has never been more convenient and I find it helpful to review the lesson video recording later. Amy's lessons are always fun and engaging. She's a most patient and fantastic listener who's been able to provide the resources and support to help me reach my musical goals. More...

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Amy is friendly, encouraging and has an engaging program. I look forward to many hours of gaining knowledge and confidence toward a fulfilling piano experience.

27 October 2020

Amy is a phenomenal teacher - and human being! Her group adult piano classes build camaraderie, while also allowing each person to get individualized feedback. No matter where you are in your journey from beginner to advanced, Amy will guide you and help you achieve your goals - with genuine encouragement from the group! More...

27 October 2020

The classes are wonderful. Everyone advances at their own pace. Amy is so positive.

22 October 2020

Amy is extremely knowledgeable not only about piano but how to teach it. She understands the methods that don’t work well with traditional learning and offers workable options, making the experience enjoyable, like it should be.

13 October 2020

Amy is a phenomenal piano teacher. As an adult learner, it can be a challenge but she keeps me focused and I can see the progress. I have gotten further from working with her for two months now than I did in 4 years of trying on my own.
She is very systematic but still allows the freedom to play the music that you enjoy. She is also very patient. I know that I have tested that on occasions and she has always reminded even. I take group lessons and can honestly say that she pays enough attention to each of us that we always gain something from each session.

I highly recommend Amy to people of any experience level.
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Thanks so much Wendell. I agree that trying to learn on one's own is so much more difficult. And thanks so much for the compliments!

12 October 2020

Amy was a great teacher. You work at your own pace, as she teaches you how to play the piano using a workbook, your phone or laptop and short lectures. The interaction with the other students is always fun & informative. Lot's of music to choose from, so you can find that perfect song to learn how to play. More...

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Thank you, Mindy! Thanks also for highlighting the different resources we have in the studio through our private online classroom!

30 September 2020

I am giving Piano With Amy an excellent review because when I came in a year and a half or so ago I hadn’t touched the piano in 25 years and now I’m playing at an early intermediate level which I never thought I would be able to do again! Amy is so devoted to helping her students achieve their goals and has kept in contact through COVID-19! The virtual zoom classes and the Google classroom work great for me and I’m still able to be in contact with class members!! It’s never too late to get started... Thanks Amy ❤️ More...

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Thanks, Madeline. My favorite memory is of us playing at an open blues jam night together last year - so much fun. So glad you're enjoying playing again after a 25 year break!

30 September 2020

I’ve been taking piano lessons with Amy for about 2 years now, and it has brought some joy into my life after a bout with cancer and chemo. Amy is a great teacher and has a lot of patience with her adult/senior students. She is respectful and has a way teaching that makes her students feel comfortable at any level of playing. We learn different genres of music and are able to learn pieces of our choice. Amy teaches group piano and private lessons. She has been successful with continuing our lessons via Zoom. I have recommended her to my friends. I would recommend Amy to anyone. More...

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Reply from Piano With Amy

Thanks so much, Karen. Learning music of your choice is one of those things that makes learning so much more motivating and fun. So glad playing has been a source of joy for you!

29 September 2020

My online lessons with Amy have assisted me in improving my technique and musicality. I especially find helpful her suggestions of different approaches to try for techniques I have had difficulty in mastering. With Amy I have worked on classical music as well as beginning jazz improvisation. Besides her knowledge of music in these different areas she is always positive and encouraging in her online lessons. She also provides on Google classroom videos on a variety of topics such as Playing from a lead sheet, How to construct chords, etc. More...

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Reply from Piano With Amy

Thank you, Suzanne. It's wonderful sharing our mutual love of jazz improv and the classics!

29 September 2020

I took piano as a child and now that I'm retired wanted to get back into it to play for fun. Amy's teaching style is perfect. She helps you do whatever you want to do. No pressure but lots of resources. I highly recommend her. More...

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Reply from Piano With Amy

Thanks Sherrod! Retirement is seriously the best time to learn....so glad you're enjoying playing and our resources on our private Google Classroom:)

29 September 2020

Amy is extremely knowledgeable not only about piano but how to teach it. She understands the methods that don’t work well with traditional learning and offers workable options, making the experience enjoyable, like it should be.

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Thanks, Dee! And thanks for highlighting the flexibility in the studio - especially in regard to playing what you enjoy (not what the teacher wants you to play:)

Q&As

I love helping my students reach their goals at every level. It’s not about the teacher’s goals or anyone else’s. I help you navigate challenges so you can master skills and progress to a higher playing level.

This really sums it up: I love teaching adults. I started both an in-person and online studio JUST for adults - with an emphasis in cutting edge technology. The rest (as they say) is history.

You’ll get live, personalized coaching in a relaxed atmosphere, which is rare in online lessons. There are no “add ons” or hidden costs. You get everything I know to help you succeed in playing from the very beginning.

Services

I specialize in teaching adults, retirees and seniors how to play the piano online. Our unique studio offers both group and private lessons from absolute beginners to advanced players. Learn more at www.pianowithamy.com!