Julie’s Motto: Learn Piano. Love Piano.
Julie Cleveland offers a whole-music education, not only including piano instruction, but lessons in composition, music theory, both free and beginning jazz, improvisation, ear training, and more, for both children and adult learners of all ages.
Students who study with Julie Cleveland become not only pianists, but musicians.
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 not only nurture the growth and development of not just pianists, but well-rounded musicians, but to fully support each student’s individual creativity, personal discoveries, and real joy at the piano.
Now in her 30th year of teaching, Julie Cleveland has been teaching piano and music education privately since 1988. She brings to every lesson encouragement and patience, as well as her vast knowledge of repertoire, including classical, jazz, and popular styles. Nurturing and goal-oriented, student-centered rather than teacher-focused, Ms. Cleveland is an expert at guiding each individual student’s progress. She teaches with both enthusiasm and a sense of humor; she is passionate and devoted to her profession—as a teacher, mentor, coach—for all students, young and young and heart.
Click here to learn more about Julie Cleveland’s background and experience.
Adults: Learning to play piano on your bucket list? See below under Adult Students.
Parents: Considering lessons for your child?
Spring 2017 Quarter Begins in March – Very Limited Openings
Please contact me here for more information about signing up your child.
Testimonials: Click here to read more about what parents, students, and other teachers are saying about Julie Cleveland.
Hear Julie Play: Check out my SoundCloud channel here: https://soundcloud.com/julie-cleveland
In the News:
- North Shore Piano Teachers’ Guild Shalin Liu Piano Recitals, 2016: Four of Miss Julie’s students played in the 2:30 pm recital Sunday, April 3, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport:
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/friends-neighbors/article_0ccd0c69-44c2-570d-a67a-010acdbf6110.htmlCheck out this front-page article about Julie Cleveland in NorthShoreKid.com: http://www.northshorekid.com/story/piano-lessons-north-shore-children
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.
Check out the info below, and visit Piano Lessons – Kids for more about lessons in my studio.
Visit and follow 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
The Cape Ann Piano Studio is located in downtown Gloucester, MA, just off Grant Circle and is only 10 minutes from downtown Manchester, Essex, and Rockport.
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 to learn to play a musical instrument and is capable of making that happen while keeping it “fun.” How do I make it “fun”? A passion for music, and for teaching it, a great sense of humor, a nurturing style, and an honest connection with all of my students. I make kids work—so that they can have “fun” at the piano. Some adult students enjoy playing at piano soirée evenings (which I offer); others just want to be able to play the piano for themselves or family members at home. It’s all good. 🙂