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The music and passion at The Piano Cottage speaks for itself.  A Grand Rapids company founded by local professional musicians, The Piano Cottage is committed to providing  quality music education through private music lessons, choral and band programs plus world class performance opportunities.   Striving to provide Michigan's highest quality music instruction, the Cottage currently offers piano, vocal studies, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, flute, trumpet, saxophone, french horn, composition and more!

Our fundamental philosophy about teaching music hasn't changed over the past 25+ years.   When each student arrives for their music lesson we commit to making their time with us the most enjoyable, yet challenging part of their  week. Our passion for teaching students how  to play an instrument is contagious. There's a certain kind of musical joy at The Piano Cottage that can't be beat!  

While we promise lessons that are inspiring and fun, they will also be challenging. An old sign hangs on the wall at The Piano Cottage that reads: "Anyone can be great, but AWESOME takes practice."  We live by and model these words.  Piano Cottage students learn to do just that from our team of professional music educators, each of whom brings a special talent to our music community.  

Since no two paths will be the same for someone learning an instrument, the focus at The Piano Cottage is to provide a deep, inspiring and rigorous learning experience tailored to each individual. Children, as well as adults may enter at any level from beginner to professional...and everything in between.

We look forward to getting to know you soon!


The Piano Cottage Faculty


Free Meet & Greet Lesson!

The Meet & Greet Lesson offers prospective students an opportunity  to meet with an instructor  and learn what music lessons at The Piano Cottage would be like.


This introductory lesson is also a chance for our instructor to assess a student's  skills, musical background and get to know each other.


To schedule a Free Meet & Greet Lesson please complete our online registration

Our Faculty

Piano Lessons
Beginner - Intermediate
Voice and Piano Lessons
Beginner - Advanced
Lessons: Saxophone, Brass Instruments, Jazz Piano, Jazz
Lessons: Piano, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Drum and Music Production
Piano lessons
Voice Lessons
Beginner - Professional
Piano, Voice Lessons
Beginner - Advanced
Piano Lessons
Beginner - Intermediate
Piano Lessons
Beginner - Professional
Piano Lessons:
Early Beginner - Professional, Music Education Consultant.
Piano Lessons
Beginner - Professional,
Jazz, Theory, Arranging and Recording Arts
Piano Lessons
Beginner - Professional
Piano and Voice Lessons, Beginner - Advanced Cottage Chorus Director
Piano Lessons
Beginner - Advanced
Piano, Ukulele and Voice Lessons
Beginner - Intermediate
Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin and Bass Lessons
Beginner - Advanced
Piano, Acoustic Guitar, and Composition
Beginner - Advanced
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Mr. Wright McCargar

Piano Lessons Beginner - Professional, Jazz, Theory, Arranging and Recording Arts