Piano lessons are offered to students of all ages and levels,
from the preschool beginner to the pre-professional.
Performance classes and music theory instruction are included in the curriculum.
Online piano lessons are also possible.
Musical composition camps are offered in the summer.
Located in the West Chester, PA area.
Both of my kids have been taking piano lessons with Mrs. Rodgers for years. She is an amazing teacher, passionate and inspiring. She makes piano learning fun. Even the hardest songs, she is able to break down and teach it in a way that kids can learn quickly and thoroughly. Besides teaching piano technique, she is very emphasized on musical expressions as well as how to make music. In addition to the lessons and recital, her students have a lot more opportunities of music performance/education, such as variety auditions/festivals, theory class and composition camp. She is wonderful and my kids love her. Catherine H.
The Piano Passageways Studio of Deborah Rodgers is committed to teaching a high quality, individualized path to piano mastery. It is our pleasure to work with each student, to help them discover the world of music through the piano.
Private Piano Lessons include --
- Reading Music Notation
- Music Theory
- Listening Skills / Ear Training
- Music History Discussions
-Technique – Scales / Arpeggios / Etudes
- Instruction in Music Composition
- Annual Recital
- Performance Classes
- Additional Performance Opportunities
- Piano Buck Incentive Program
- Access to Music Apps
Tuition is due by the 15th of the month.
Yearly Plan - A year consists of 37 lessons starting in September and culminating sometime in June, July, or August. 5 additional weeks beyond the 37 lessons are build into the schedule for a potential 42 lessons per year.
These extra lessons are in case of absences. If no lessons are missed, then they are used as free lessons.
The finishing date will vary depending on each student’s personal fluctuation in attendance.
Piano students on the yearly plan are expected to complete and meet the financial obligations for the entire year.
Pay Per Lesson - Students on the pay per lesson plan will take lessons according to their individualized schedule.
To sign up a non-refundable registration fee is due. The registration fee includes participation in the following activities:
Kits Theory Test
Connie Murray Piano Festival
National Piano Guild Auditions Federation Jr. Composers Contest
Please contact me for the most current rates. Fees are reasonable.
The following will enhance your learning experience.
Piano with regular upkeep and care of instrument
Pedal extender (for younger students) Cushion used to adjust height of bench (for younger students)
Deborah Rodgers is a devoted piano teacher, pianist, speaker, adjudicator and lifelong learner. She has degrees in piano performance with credits from West Chester University and Peabody Institute.
She is on the faculty of the piano department at St. Agnes School, in West Chester, PA and is the proprietor of the Passageways Piano studio, where she has taught hundreds of interested students how to play the piano and compose music.
Her students often receive awards for their performances and original compositions; several pursue music as a career
Deborah is immediate Past President of the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association. She is a past president of the Main Line Music Teachers Association, chairperson for the West Chester Piano Guild, and Chairperson for PFMC’s Jr. Composer Contest.
Performances include soloing with the West Chester Symphony Orchestra and the Rose Tree Pops. She frequently serves as a freelance accompanist.
Past employment includes Paoli Presbyterian Church where she directed six age appropriate choirs and performed regularly. She was the director of the Lancaster Homeschool Choir. Additionally, she has been organist and church pianist for over twenty years in various churches.
In 2007 Deborah released a CD called Hope for the World. All of the proceeds from the sale of the CD was donated to charity.
West Chester, PA, 19380
Piano study is an excellent pathway to expand the mind... an excellent exercise for coordination and dexterity... an excellent artistic pursuit... an excellent emotional outlet!
Twinkle, Twinkle to Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms and everything in between, plus more!
Study with dedicated well qualified teachers who aim to guide you every step of the way.
We love our customers, so feel free to setup a non-committal time to meet and learn more about our piano lessons.
We help students learn piano in these Pennsylvania communities - Exton, Downingtown, West Chester, Malvern, Lionville, Chadds Ford, Phoenixville, Great Valley, Coatesville, Chester Springs, Kennett Square, & Unionville.
West Chester, PA, 19380