Piano is a wonderful instrument upon which to begin your musical path. Whether you are looking to eventually transition to another instrument or stay with it for the long run, the piano provides a logical and easy to grasp foundation for music in general. The theory is easy to visualize with the keyboard having such a uniform layout. As with all of the lessons at Calliope School of Music, our piano lessons also provide training in music theory to aid the student in properly understanding not only the "how" of music but also the "why".
Invented in the early 18th century, the piano has become one of the most common and widely recognized instruments in the world. The piano, being a percussion instrument, creates its sound by striking the strings inside with felt hammers. The piano is actually short for pianoforte, Italian for soft-loud, a named derived from its ability to play softly and loudly.