Exceptional music instruction for exceptional students
The Piano Cottage is a Grand Rapids company founded by local professional musicians to provide current, high quality and relevant music instruction through private music lessons, choral and band programs, and world class performance opportunities for motivated students
Our fundamental philosophy about teaching music has never changed over the past 25+ years. It's quite simple, and we expect this not only from ourselves as teachers but also from each member of our Faculty:
That when each and every one of our students walk through that door, we commit to making their short 45 minute lesson with us...the best, most fun, challenging and inspiring 45 minutes of their entire week. Whether they come in tired, grumpy, or whatever sort of day they may have had, they can count on it changing for the better once they walk in that door. Our passion for learning to play in instrument is contagious and The Piano Cottage spreads joy that you cannot avoid here!
An old sign hangs on the wall in The Piano Cottage which reads: "Anyone can be great, but AWESOME takes practice." While anyone can hang up an inspirational quote on their wall, not many can live by and model these words. Piano Cottage students; however, learn to do exactly that as a result of teachers who are exceptional role models, professionally trained musicians, and experienced educators and leaders in the music community.
Since no two paths will be exactly alike for someone learning an instrument, our focus at The Piano Cottage is always to provide a deep, inspiring and rigorous learning experience to every level individual. Because offerings are a la carte, children and adults may enter at ANY LEVEL of musical training. Choose to enroll in just one activity (lessons, classes or ensembles), or opt for any combination of activities. If you seek a more structured curriculum, we can provide formal instruction as well. Please explore our website and contact us if you have questions.
We hope we can be of service to you in the near future.
Mr. & Mrs. Wright and Jody McCargar
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Mr. Chen FlakesInstructor of piano & keyboard studies, electro guitar and bass, drums and music production arts.
Ms. Kathy GibsonInstructor of Vocal Studies including Vocal Jazz Studies.
Levels: Beginner through Professional Level
Mrs. Jody McCargarInstructor of Piano, Levels: Early Beginner- Advanced/Professional Level. Music Education Consultant.
Mr. Wright McCargarInstructor of Piano Studies
Jazz Studies, Jazz Piano, Theory, Arranging and Recording Arts
Meet & Greet Welcome Interview - Free!
The Welcome interview allows a potential student to meet their instructor and learn what piano, voice or guitar instruction would be like at The Piano Cottage.
The "welcome interview" is a valuable opportunity for our instructor to meet and assess your child's musical background, experience, and skillset; more importantly, this 15-20 minute interview is a chance for the instructor to get to know a potential student's personality and learning styles in order to better prepare for planning a course of study for them.
Schedule a welcome interview by clicking on "Contact Us" button below to send us a quick note and we'll get back to you!