Learn the music you want in a way that works for you. At Sage Music®, you'll get private piano lessons customized to your goals in a welcoming community committed to your success.
More than teaching songs, we’ll teach you or your child the skills to play any song on piano. Our goal is to help you become the best person and musician you can be.
Lessons are with our trained, professional piano teachers using our proven Arpeggio® lesson system and personalized to your goals.
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The details matter
We’re not your ordinary music school
As a smart, conscious learner who is looking for the best, you’ll want to pay close attention to the details that make our program different from other piano schools.
And we know you’ll appreciate the Sage Music® difference.
A smarter way to learn piano
sage : \ ˈsāj \ wise through reflection and experience
Our piano teachers are highly trained in the best methods for learning and teaching music. You or your child will get the best instruction anywhere. So skip the amatuers, and learn with the pros who can properly guide you toward your goals.
Our Arpeggio® lesson system – backed by learning science – will help you learn piano quickly and easily with direction in a structured and step-by-step way. Plus we’ll teach you what to do, how to learn it, and why you’re doing it.
We know you’ll get the best results because our students see steady progress. So we’d never need to lock you into a contract. Yet students stay with us 3x longer than other schools. Get in touch to see why now.
Believe it or not 63.8% of our students are adults
Whether you want to be a professional musician or have had lifelong dreams of playing music, you’ll find yourself in good company at Sage Music.
Our students range from absolute beginners to intermediate players to advanced professionals looking to improve their skills and practice.
No matter what you want to learn, we’ll get you there.
Don’t want to play kids songs? Hate twinkle, twinkle? No worry! We’ll work with you to help you play the music that you want. We personalize our lessons for you.
Sometimes we can jump right in with what you want, but other times it takes a little prep work. But we’ll always get you there.
In fact, most of our piano students are adult beginners. So you’ll find a welcoming environment with a team that knows how to work with folks just like you.
As an advancing pianist, we’ve got the skills to get your piano playing to the next level. We’ve worked with beginners and pros, so we know exactly how to get you from one level to the next.
Our students have included cast members of Saturday Night Live, Broadway performers, and producers coming to work on their keyboard skills. We’ve even helped students prepare for graduate degree auditions.
We go above and beyond other programs by developing more advanced skills, practice habits, and learning techniques. You’ll learn more music, in a shorter amount of time, and with greater skill and security.
Develop your child’s skills in a fun and engaging way
Just like you, we want to see your kid have fun, enjoy music, and grow into a capable, successful adult. And we also know you want a program you can trust because you are busy with so many things.
That’s what we’ve designed our Arpeggio® lesson system to do. Systems such as Suzuki, ABRSM, the Royal Conservatory simply provide a sequence of songs to play. But our system is designed to develop your child’s skills, enabling them to play any music they want. That’s real growth, and real learning.
In addition, our system provides you with detailed notes every week so you can stay in touch with your child’s development. Plus your child will have the opportunity to perform every week in our student sharing hour, in our open mics, or in our regular recitals. This gives you results that you and your child can see.
Our piano lessons for kids are designed to help your child form solid habits of thought and movement. We want to teach them best practices, but to also think for themselves. With a solid foundation, they should be able to confidently progress as a pianist.
Your child has the basics down and is showing commitment. Now you want to help them grow. Our piano teachers have the skills to take them to the next level. We've even had a success rate of 100% in preparing students for auditions into magnet schools and talented programs.
If your child is show promise as a pianist, we can help them grow further. With an emphasis on better learning and solid practice habits, we'll develop their ability to perform and shine.
Here are just a few of the things that make us a different sort of music school. Learn more about what makes us different.
The Sage® Student
The ARPEGGIO® lesson system
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How piano lessons work
From your first phone call to your ongoing private piano lessons, we’ll get to know you. We believe in building strong relationships so we can customize everything we do to your wants, needs, and goals.
Our professional teachers, using our proven, science-backed Arpeggio® lesson system, will help you learn the music you want. Lessons are clear, step-by-step, and structured so you will you steadily progress toward your goals.
Show off your newly developed piano skills by performing in our recitals, weekly open mics, or in our music match program. Perform with others, or simply enjoy your own playing.
Since our ARPEGGIO® program has been custom built to work around the needs and goals of the individual student, pricing plans vary. We do cost more than most other schools, but we simply provide a better lesson, experience, and value. You’ll get way more value for your money than other schools.
Our pricing includes access to our online community, free enrollment in our flagship music course The Sage Student ($549 on its own), our professionally trained Sage Music teachers, and the science backed ARPEGGIO® lesson system. Plus free enrollment in our recitals, open-mics, events, Music Match program, and more.
Contact us today for our best advice about the programs and pricing that are best for you.
Most of our students come to us after they have tried lessons somewhere else. They tried video courses or lessons that weren’t personlized for them – YouTube, Suzuki, TakeLessons or a piano lessons app. They took lessons with teachers who were not trained professionals.
And they just didn’t see the results they wanted.
They didn’t get better or ended up frustrated. They paid for videos but still had to teach themselves. They took lessons with someone who showed them what to do, but not how to do it.
And that left them unhappy. Feeling like they wasted time and money. So they looked for a better program.
The good news is that you’ve just found the #1 science backed program, guaranteed to get you results. That’s the Arpeggio® lessons system, designed right here at Sage Music®.
Sometimes we get requests for piano of a specific style or genre or age group. Here are the most requested options we get for piano lessons.
While many piano schools promote classical music, we focus on your goals, and personalize you lessons to you. Popular music is great because it speaks to our time. Not some other time in some other place. So let's learn popular piano!
Our popular piano students learn a solid technique just like our classical students do. But we’ll apply your piano skills to the music that you want to play.
America’s classical music is jazz. And piano has a central role in playing jazz. Whether you want to play in a jazz combo or play solo jazz piano, we can help you. Learn proper technique, read jazz standards, and learn to improvise.
Learning jazz piano requires skills that other types of piano don’t. These are improvising, ear training, and often playing many songs from memory.
Our piano teachers are trained in these skills to they can pass them on to you. And many of our jazz piano teachers are also classically trained. That means in addition to teaching you how to play jazz, they will also help you develop a solid technique so that you can focus on the fun part - playing music in the moment and not having to worry about your hands.
Many of our students are interested in learning the music of the past masters of the piano like Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart.
This music requires a high level of focus, precision, and skill. Our faculty, with master’s degrees in piano performance, have performed this music all over the world and gained the experience necessary to help you develop the skills you need to making meaningful and masterful performances of this great repertoire.
Many of our students learn this music for fun, while others are preparing for Master’s Degree, College, or competitions like NYSSMA. Whatever your goals, we are happy to help you flourish as a classical pianist.
There is a big difference between teaching a 6 year old and a toddler. And a big difference between teaching a 3 year old and a 4 year old.
That’s why we’ve got trained teachers, and teachers who specialize in early childhood music education.
Our piano teachers know how to keep you child engaged, focused, and learning. All in part of a program designed for their age and level of development. They will learn and grow at the piano, while having fun.
In general, it works best for students to start the piano around age 5 or 6.
Sage Music offers piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities in person and online at the following locations.
Located in a landmark, historic building, our San Antonio location boasts a concert stage, beautiful spaces, and clean, modern music teaching rooms all supported by our professional faculty and welcoming staff.
With Sage Music Online, you'll get all the benefits of our in-person instruction. Plus you'll get lesson recordings, a student app, and access to our online open mics, performances and more.
Check out our blog or read our recent articles below.
How to Play Major 7th Chords on Piano
Learn how to easily build root position major 7th chords. Then learn three common voicings for variety, plus a bonus voicing that is a personal favorite of mine. These are great to use when improvising, reading lead sheets, or composing to improve your musicality.
How many keys on a piano?
The piano has gone through some “key” changes since its initial introduction to the world back in 1700 AD. Many things have changed in the piano’s design as it evolved - that includes the materials used to build it, the size, and the number of keys.