Julie Cleveland offers a whole-music education including piano instruction, lessons in composition, improvisation, ear training, for both children and adult learners of all ages.
Learning to play the piano, for both young and old, is a challenging yet greatly rewarding life experience. In every lesson my goal as teacher and mentor is to fully support each student’s individual creativity, personal discoveries, and real joy at the piano.
Julie Cleveland has been teaching music privately since 1988. She is an experienced, enthusiastic, nurturing, and patient teacher with a great sense of humor and great passion for teaching and music.
Want your kids to try piano for the summer?
Adults: Learning to play piano on your bucket list?
Summer Quarter Begins July 8
Timeslots Available Tuesday/Thursday, Wednesday late afternoon/evening.
Click here to contact me about signing up and about the Summer Special!
Feel free to read below and also visit the area of my website geared more specifically for adult learners (all levels!) at Piano Lessons – Adults.
Parents of Young Students
Check out the info below, and visit Piano Lessons – Kids for more about lessons in my studio.
Click here to read more about what parents, students, and other teachers are saying about Julie Cleveland.
Visit my Studio Blog to learn more about benefits of piano lessons, get links to local music events, read articles about all things piano, and see what my students, young and old, are up to!
Piano Lesson FAQs
Click here for my Piano Lesson FAQs page for kids!
Check out this front-page article about Julie Cleveland in NorthShoreKid.com: http://www.northshorekid.com/story/piano-lessons-north-shore-children
The Cape Ann Piano Studio is conveniently located in downtown Gloucester, MA, just off Grant Circle (first rotary entering Gloucester on 128N), and only 10 minutes from downtown Manchester, Essex, and Rockport.
I encourage all of my students to free improvise and if they want to, to compose at the piano, as exploring the piano in these ways, as well as learning to play, contributes to a more well-rounded and whole-music education, plus it’s a whole lot of fun!
Features of my instruction, for both young students and adult learners, include
- Injury-preventive piano technique, which includes good posture and alignment at the piano
- Solid sightreading skills with the goal of being able to (someday!) read any piece of piano music
- Music theory and ear training (all younger students; adults, if desired)
- Lead sheet/charts (pop/folk/rock/jazz), basic jazz improvisation skills
- Free improvisation and composition
- Memorization skills
Who can learn to play the piano? Anyone.
Learning to play the piano is both fun and hard.Learning to play the piano is hard and fun. And there’s nothing wrong with combining these two things! If you’re a parent, you want a piano teacher for your child who both understands how hard it is and is capable of and dedicated to making it truly fun. That’s where I come in. How do I make it fun? A passion for music, for teaching music, a great sense of humor, and connection with all of my students.Some kids love to perform in piano recitals, or go on to major in music in college. Other children just want to experience the joy of playing the piano, at whatever level or ability.Some adult students enjoy playing at piano soirée evenings; others just want to be able to play the piano for themselves or family members at home.It’s all good. :)