Welcome to the Cape Ann Piano Studio!

Julie Cleveland
Photo: Brendan Pike

In 1990, when I began teaching, I founded the Cape Ann Piano Studio. Since then I have been dedicated to teaching children and adults how to play the piano. I try to instill in my students a lifelong love of music; I want them to enjoy the gift of being able to play music their entire lives. Learning to play the piano—like any musical instrument—is a challenging and rewarding life experience. In every lesson my goal as teacher is to nurture the growth and development of each student’s individual creativity and discoveries at the piano.

Adults
Is wanting to return to the piano or learning to play piano now on your bucket list? Read below and click here to see how I work with adult students.

Parents
Considering lessons for your child?
Read below and visit Kids’ Lessons to learn more.
The Fall Quarter 2018 Begins Tuesday, September 4.
Contact me here for more info about signing up, and bringing your child for a free eval being offered the last week of August!

What I bring to each lesson is

  • patience and encouragement
  • keen knowledge of repertoire, including classical, jazz, and popular styles
  • enthusiasm and a sense of humor
  • a lifelong passion and devotion to my profession as a teacher, mentor, coach for all my students, young, and the young at heart.

My goal as your child’s piano teacher is a rewarding and enjoyable experience learning to play the piano!
Want to give your child the gift of music? Learn more about getting started here.

Reviews
Click here for reviews from parents, students, and teachers about my program.

CAPS Blog
Visit my Studio Blog to learn more about the benefits of piano lessons for children, how to practice, and more.

About Julie Cleveland
Click here to learn more about my background and experience.

Piano Lesson FAQ

Parents
Click here for my Piano Lesson FAQs  for kids!
Adult Learners
Click here for my Piano Lesson FAQs for adults.

The Cape Ann Piano Studio is conveniently located in downtown Gloucester, MA, just off Grant Circle, and is only 10 minutes from downtown Manchester, Essex, and Rockport.


Learning to play the piano is both fun and hard.

Learning to play the piano—any musical instrument—is both challenging, and rewarding. Believe me, I know what it’s like to learn how to play the piano. How to make it “fun”? Practice. Consistent practice leads to success, and one small success leads to another. There’s such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment, and pride of achievement when a student has learned a piece of music, be it Old MacDonald or a classical piece, like Beethoven’s Für Elise. And it doesn’t have to be “perfect.” For all learning to play, ultimately, joy from expressing oneself through music, well, that’s where the fun comes in.