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Piano Practice





Our curriculum combines traditional content with cutting-edge technology.  The result is an experience like no other.  Learning the piano feels like a fun and challenging game.


Our Group Classes are designed for Beginners

Tots Pianists for 4-6 years old. 

Little Pianists for 6-10 years old.

Students progress from Green through Gold spread out  in 6 Levels.

Have a some prior experience? Our teachers will help place you in the correct level based on your prior experience.


For advanced training we also offer 1:1 lessons.

For more information about the curriculum, practising at home, buying a piano and benefits of learning music, please checkout this detailed PDF created in collaboration with Piano Express here 

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Why Music?

Did you know that your child’s brain goes through critical periods of development between the ages of  2-7?

These early stages of development are when children are laying down the foundation for the ways in which they will experience and interact with the world.  This is when exposure to the rich world of music, particularly art music, can leave a lasting impression on a student.


 Art of music is multi-colored and crafted with highly organized structures that can open a child’s mind to the endless possibilities of what sound can do. 

Teacher Playing Piano

Meet Mr. Phil


Philip Nichols has been making music for over 20 years and has been
teaching for over a decade. He has performed a series of solo recitals, concertos, played at the governor’s mansion, and taught/performed overseas.


Most importantly, he has taught hundreds of
piano lessons to beginners, kids, adults, and college music majors.
Mr. Phil holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Literature
from FSU and has studied with David Kalhous, James Miltenberger, Jordi
Camell, and others.  He can play anything from Bach to Schoenberg and
is happy to be teaching now at Saanwee.

Meet Mr. Max


Meet Mr. Max, our seasoned instructor with over twenty years of musical experience. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Percussion from George Mason University and has since been teaching both piano and percussion. Max's musical journey began at the age of 7 when he first started playing the piano, which eventually led to a passion for percussion during high school. He continued to nurture this passion through participation in the marching band and drumline. Following graduation, Max embarked on his teaching career, working with students of all ages and levels. His teaching philosophy revolves around helping students achieve their full potential while instilling a love for music. By offering instruction in both percussion and piano, Max provides a well-rounded musical education. Outside of teaching, Max is an active performer, regularly appearing in orchestras, bands, and ensembles throughout the DMV and Richmond area.

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