Our number one priority at The Piano Cottage will always be the safety and security of our students and staff. Businesses are beginning to reopen across the country. We will continue to monitor the recommendations of health officials as to when we can safely resume in-person lessons in accordance with State and Federal guidelines. Please sign-up for our Newsletter and be the first to know when we will open our doors again.


In the meantime, we are offering the same quality education via our Online Lessons. Register now for a FREE lesson to see if Online Lessons are right for you. Our experienced team of teachers and associates have curriculums prepared for all levels during this pandemic. Please contact us with any questions at or the CONTACT US form below. Together, we will keep the music going through these tumultuous times.

 Now Offering Online Lessons 

The Piano Cottage is now offering Online Lessons via Video Chat services at no extra charge. Experience an amazing musical education from the comfort of your home. Custom curriculums have been tailored to accommodate the current changes we are experiencing during the pandemic. Wherever you are on your musical journey, our exceptional instructors are here to walk alongside to help you accomplish your goals. Sign up now or email for more information. Please note that delays may be experienced due to hours affected by the pandemic.

Students may choose to enroll in online lessons after our studios return to one-on-one lessons. Online lessons will remain an option at the standard tuition rate.

 Learn With Us 


The Piano Cottage was founded by career music educators, Jody-Deems McCargar and Wright McCargar when they began teaching piano in the little cottage behind their home. As demand grew, the McCargars expanded their locations and brought on a team of top-notch professional musicians so they could offer lessons in not only piano, but also: voice, guitar, bass, drums, woodwinds, brass, and composition.  From humble beginnings, the music school has gained wide recognition throughout West Michigan.


One of the annual highlights is The Piano Cottage Rocks  (TPCR) concert series. Students audition for this capstone event, learn about concert production and perform alongside professional musicians at Wealthy Street Theatre. This summer would have been the 9th concert but was canceled due to Covid-19.


The Piano Cottage changed ownership in 2019 when the McCargars decided to step back and focus on teaching. The new owner, Josh Zimmerman, joined The Piano Cottage in 2018 as piano and guitar instructor. He has more than two decades of experience as a performer, composer, band instructor, and private instructor. 


Josh Zimmerman’s goal for The Piano Cottage is to instill the sense of joy and wonder music education brought to him growing up, while exploring new pathways to get there.

Register now for a FREE lesson!

(616) 965-7002



Monday-Thursday 3:30pm-7:00pm

Lesson Hours: By appointment



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2010 Boston St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tel: (616) 965-7002

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