A Chat with Piano & Guitar Institute
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our piano program is designed to help each student learn and practice independently in a fun atmosphere! Our approach is to read music by intervals rather than note names (except guitar). With themed classrooms, future families…can easily recognize and remember all the teachers.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide textbooks, games, recitals, and themed-performance opportunities to encourage self-growth, collaboration, and musicianship. For piano students, pianos are provided and some are for sale if [students] need one in the home. For guitar students, the student or family must purchase their own guitar.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Dirk Kraus, founder of Piano & Guitar Institute (P&G), originally started in Ft. Collins, CO in 2001. P&G has a strong passion for music and high-quality education. In 2009, Mr. Kraus opened a second location in Windsor, CO. In November 2014, a third location in Richardson, TX opened.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with people and music. We have music programs targeting each age group and level from walking ages up to 100! These are not your ordinary lessons. [We help] increase memory, attention span, number and letter recognition, verbalization, music skills, and techniques.