Whether you aspire to play Bach or Alicia Keys, Jim Beaver's dedicated piano instructors will help you become the pianist you want to be. Our faculty will introduce you to the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not need a piano at home to take lessons; a simple full-size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first six months. Watch this video to learn more about our piano lessons.
What’s the #1 reason to study the piano at the JBSOM?
Our piano instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the piano after many years, our teachers will share their love for the piano and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of piano do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop and jazz to country, blues and classical.
How qualified are JBSOM's piano instructors?
Our piano faculty have received their education from prestigious institutions such as the Berklee College of Music, Limestone College, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Mars Hill University, East Carolina University, Appalachian State University, & Georgia State University, among others. Many have toured the US, are published songwriters, adjunct professors at local Colleges, and bring over 40 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What will I learn from piano lessons at JBSOM?
Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are dedicated to helping you become the pianist you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.
Do I have to know how to read music?
No. Beginners are welcome!
Do I need a piano to learn the instrument?
No, you do not need a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months.
Are there piano recitals?
Absolutely! Twice per year our students have the opportunity to perform in world class recital halls with Professional pianos. Unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge students a fee to perform. And admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.