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Piano Play Music Systems

Sherman Oaks, CA 91412 (map)


Lessons Offered

Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home


About Me

Piano Play Music combines an age-appropriate curriculum (we don't mix widely varying ages, like other music programs), with an unique style of teaching that allows children to develop skills in: Ear training, Music theory, Note reading, Expressive singing , Rhythm understanding and Keyboard playing which helps with academic preparation in school.

Private instructions is available in piano, singing and guitar lessons for students 5 to adults from a beginners to advance in all styles.

Outstanding Instructors
Our instructors are trained intensively in the Piano Play system for four to six months. This program is a hands on training in the classroom with another master teacher. Our esteemed instructors hold a minimum of two-three years of college-level courses in music theory or performance, Bachelor's or Master's degree in Music.

Our teachers are prepared to work with special needs situations. We have a staff psychologist who keeps us on the leading edge of psychological research in music as it relates to the well-being of children and their education.

To learn more about how we can nurture your child's love of music and sign-up for a free preview class, contact us at (818) 789-6110.

My Musical Education Background

Piano Play looks to hire teachers that are excited about teaching and have a desire to expose, enrich and encourage the enjoyment for music in their students. Our instructors are trained intensively in the Piano Play System for four to six months. This program is both hands on training in the classroom with another master teacher and individually. The goal of this training is to assure students and parents that their instruction will be stimulating, fun, creative and will cultivate a love of self-expression. Most of our esteemed instructors hold a minimum of two-three years of college-level courses in music theory or performance or Bachelor's or Master's degree in Music.

Genres and Subjects Taught

At Piano Play Music Systems we teach all genres: Classical, Jazz, Rhythm Blues and Gospel. We highly recommend music theory and work closely to have all of private student participate weekly in our theory labs.

Lesson Rates

GROUP LESSONS AT STUDIO: Cost includes books and materials
1. Toddler Aged Programs (19m-4.5 years): $394.00 for (20) weeks (45 minutes)
2. Pre-Kindergartner Programs (4.5-5.5): $524 for (20) weeks (60 minutes)
3. School Aged Programs (6-8 years): $524 for (20) weeks (60 minutes)
4. (30) Minutes Private Lessons: $158 a month
5. (60) Minutes Private Lessons: $270 a month

HOME LESSONS
1. (30) Minutes Private Lessons: $220 a month
2. (60) Minutes Private Lessons: $320 a month

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

GROUP LESSONS AT STUDIO
Toddler Aged Programs
1. Lowey Hija Prep Book: 19 months-2 years
2. Lowey Hija Book 1: 2 - 3 years
3. Lowey Hija Book 3: 3.5 - 4.5 years

Pre-Kindergartner Programs
1. Music Tales Books: 4.5-5.5 years
School Aged Programs
1. Roofuss Reports: 6-8 years

Private Lessons start at 5 years and older.


My Certifications and Awards

Piano Play has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Our Times (sector of the San Fernando Valley Times), LA Parent, Opera News, WTRV-AM Talk-Radio (Travis City, MI), KKGO- 105.1 (for our community play “Nathan & the Time Machine”) and out spot on “Five Before Five”- KABC. Sharon Shaheed owner and CEO has been a selected speaker at the California Women’s Conference, and on Oprah & Friends Radio talk show with Dr. Robyn Smith. Other notable media include: winners of Make Mine a Million program sponsored by OPEN from American Express, Los Angeles Magazine Best of LA (Best Music School ), City Baby LA, Family Magazine’s Family Choice winner for Best Music Instruction and Best Piano Lessons in Southern California and a segment on, “ Makin’ It”, a feature of Fox 11 News on successful minority businesses, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors cited Piano Play for its important contributions, among a host of other attributes.

My Musical Influences

Our mission is to nurture the natural love and interest for learning music. We are inspired by all that share this goal to help keep this important spirit in music growing.


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