FAQ's About Piano Lessons

Is piano a good instrument to start on?

Piano is an excellent instrument to start on. Some say it's the best instrument to start on because it's the easiest to learn music theory on. It's very easy to see the patterns and relationships between the notes.

What do I need to bring to my lessons?

You should bring any music you want to work on, and questions. We have electric pianos for you to play.

Do I need to already have a musical background?

Just the passion to learn, your teacher has the experience to take you wherever you wish on your musical journey.

Ben

Ben offers classical and jazz training, music theory, and the technique required to understand and perform well in any idiom.
He has played in dozens of bands of all different varieties in the southern Maine area and continues to do so, and enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels.

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JD

JD Raines has been fascinated by music for his entire life. He grew up in Maine and has performed across New England as both a solo artist and with his band, Better Than, which MaineToday noted "has been a constant name in the local music scene."

In May 2015 JD graduated from the University of Maine Augusta, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music with a concentration in Music Education. While at UMA, JD was a vocalist with Envok, the upper level vocal ensemble. He also performed with many other ensembles as a sought-after vocalist, guitarist, and drummer. He has studied with many talented and well-known musicians, including Dr. Richard Nelson, Dr. Timothy Weir, Scott Hughes and Bob Thompson.

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