About the Studio

Why Choose Classic Studios?

Classic Studios – Sherwood Park’s most innovative piano studio offers the finest in piano and music education. Come and experience the difference in a master instructor who can help achieve your goals and realize your potential. Classic Studios offers the following: private piano lessons, group lessons for adults, composition and theory, and contemporary style classes. If you are looking for a sound education, Classic Studios walks the walk and talks the talk.

The Benefits of Classic Studios

The Finest in Quality Music Education

At Classic Studios, music education is our priority.  This is not a dance studio or daycare that also has music lessons or an instrument retailer that has lessons in a poorly equipped room with no accountability from the instructors. There is always communication with the families on how your child is performing and what we can do to improve. Private lessons are by audition only.

Experience a motivated and driven instructor who wants you to succeed and is passionate about finding your own voice.

All Inclusive Recitals & Masterclasses For Private Students

This is the heart and soul of the studio and what makes it different from any other studio or school in the city. Your tuition includes Masterclasses. These are monthly classes that have you performing as well as educating you about music and show business. There are also special guest lecturers that are invited to share in these classes. CS is also a community-minded studio that gets involved in performing for senior’s homes, churches and community events.  What makes CS different is that there are plenty of performing opportunities. Not just the two recitals almost all other studios offer in town. For example, CS students have performed on Steinway Pianos at the Piano Centre, the Yardbird Suite and The Fringe Festival. Masterclasses for older students are held at the gig, say at Big Al’s House of Blues, etc. The studio is well connected to Industry. If there are playing opportunities, concerts, and people you need to meet, you will be well-informed. No other studio offers these opportunities.

A Proven Track Record of Excellence

Not convinced yet? You say that’s great and all, that’s a lot of talk, but where are the results? Glad you asked! For example, last year the studio had 85 percent of its students enter in the music festival and win. If you are also interested in competing, this is the place for you.

Students are regular first-place winners at the festival and some go on to compete at the provincial and national level. Others have gone on to successfully complete auditions for music programs at Universities, others careers on cruise ships, etc.

That’s great, but I’m not interested in being the next Lang Lang, I just want to have fun and learn the language of music. Fantastic! The studio has more graduates who are going into engineering who can play like Billy Joel and Elton John and that’s cool.

Do you know people that used to take band or piano for a couple of years and don’t play anymore, but wish they did? Why is that? They played for a couple of years and can’t play Happy Birthday? Well, many reasons, the number one being that they never learned “skills” on the piano. They were too busy learning their pieces for the recital. At CS, you learn a new language that you can use for life.

Location, Location, Location…And Comfort!

We’ve moved and now located at my home studio in the heart of old Sherwood Park. Near all amenities (including a Tim Horton’s) and with parking always close and available. Did I mention that there is always parking available!? You have to celebrate the little things.

Small is Beautiful – Innovation And Piano For Everyone

Not only do we have the Giant Steps beginner program but this is the only studio that has a 55 or better piano group (The Upper Hand Group) and Adult beginner group classes that have daytime and evening flexibility. Classes are a maximum of 4-6 students. Fun group classes, special events, and summer camps will soon be available as well.

Flexibility

Flexibility for preschoolers, homeschoolers, retirees, adults, & college students.
Daytime options available. Home schoolers with multiple children can have their own curriculum that has them learning, creating and engaged as a family. Early-morning and lunch-time lessons are available for preschoolers, homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals. Take advantage of our early-morning and lunch-time lesson spots.

Full Service Music Lessons

The studio boasts a grand 6’3 Petrof Piano, two Roland F120 Keyboards, two Yamaha CP300’s, as well as a bonanza of percussion instruments and games. The studio is with the times and has students using software such as Sibelius, Finale, Sonare, & Protools. The studio is well connected and enables you to create the sickest, most contemporary sound you are going for.

The Popular Date-Night Lesson

Always wanted to do something engaging with your spouse or partner? Why not try date night piano? Not only will you acquire the valuable skill of learning a new language, you may very well fall in love with your partner all over again.