Every great musician starts somewhere, whether it’s B.B. King stumbling upon the color of sadness in art class or Mozart delivering newspapers to buy his first harpsichord. Take your first step toward an 88-keyed future with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get five half-hour piano lessons (a $100 value) at Mordent Music, located on Memorial Drive.
Instructor Stephanie Tellier is an accomplished musician with 10 years of teaching experience, certifications from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the ability to play “Chopsticks” in the Hungarian minor scale. Inside Mordent Music’s cozy, centrally located Windsor facility, you’ll belly up to a real-deal baby grand piano, free of the digital frou-frou that causes so many automobiles to turn on their owners. Lessons are geared toward individual music goals and abilities: younger students will learn a curriculum that includes educational games, exercises, and creative theory learning, while mature students will delve into written studies and technical exercises in preparation for conservatory studies and back-alley minuet showdowns.
At Mordent Music, 10-year teaching veteran Stephanie Teller calls upon her experiences as a schoolteacher and professional concert pianist as she shares her passion for tickling keys with aspiring Chopins of all ages and skill levels. During half-hour or longer piano lessons, Teller beckons proteges over to a rich, resonant baby grand to learn how to play contemporary pop, country, or hip-hop songs as well as more traditional classical music. Teller instructs younger pupils through lively games and creative exercises, and challenge older, more serious students with the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, which elevates piano proficiency through written study and a regimen of 100 finger pushups a day.