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Encore Piano Academy is a music school based in Chennai, India focusing exclusively on providing the best Online Western Classical Piano Education experience.
START YOUR PIANO EDUCATION FROM HOME
Why spend time driving to a music school or a teacher’s house when you can learn piano from some of the best teachers in India from the comfort of your home? Our online piano class is the best option for those who’d like to pursue piano seriously.
Our comprehensive holistic curriculum and qualified teachers ensure that you get the best possible exposure when it comes to Western Classical piano. Our teacher’s are equipped with high definition cameras and microphones to ensure the quality of the lessons are not compromised and to make the experience as close to an in-person class.
Over 100 piano enthusiasts from Asia, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia have joined our online piano programme.
WHY CHOOSE ENCORE?
The Encore curriculum has been developed with a strong emphasis on piano pedagogy and adapted to online learning. The curriculum and our teaching methods are in a state of constant evolution as we are always finding out ways of doing things differently to ensure the programme and it’s offering remain relevant to the changing times.
We treat graded music exams conducted by popular exams boards like Trinity, ABRSM, LCM, etc as just one important aspect of the overall programme and not the only thing the student works towards. Our philosophy is to nurture students into well-rounded musicians who can apply their skills in the real world and not just during an exam.
In terms of musical style, we strongly believe that music students would strongly benefit from having a strong foundation in Western Classical music due to which 80% focus will be on Western Classical repertoire while 20% focus will be on other popular music styles/genres including student choice repertoire.
The curriculum is designed with the purpose of training students in the four pillars of creating a well-rounded musician as described below:
Performance & Technique
Fluency & accuracy while performing • Communication & interpretation of the pieces performed • Technical control of the instrument • Repertoire or the pieces the student can perform • Stagecraft or stage presence
Gain a solid foundation in music literacy: the conventions of Western music notation, melody, rhythm and harmony • Build knowledge of music history, as well as form and instrumental capabilities
Sight-reading or the art of reading music notation/sheet music • Aural or ear training • General musical awareness about music history, styles, forms, etc.
Practise & Feedback
Effective practise strategies for best results • Constructive feedback from the teacher to improve the overall performance
Our programs are also compatible with international music exam boards like Trinity College London / ABRSM and we provide coaching for interested students who would like to attend graded exams.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Siddharth Kumar is a western classical piano teacher in Chennai , India with more than 15 years of experience in music and the founder of Encore Piano Academy. He holds an ATCL (Associate of Trinity College London) Diploma in Piano Performance. His vision is to share the relatively unfamiliar treasure trove of western classical music with individuals so that more people can experience the value it adds to their lives.
His journey in music started in 2006, when he picked up the guitar to learn his favourite rock songs. During his grad and post-grad years, he was part of the college band and regularly performed and won college and inter-college competitions. Over the years, his interests transcended from rock to metal and eventually western classical.
After finishing his MBA, Siddharth worked for an MNC for eight years, and finally transformed his passion to his profession and started Encore Piano Academy. He has written a column on “Great Composers” for the online daily, “Pen News”, wherein he has profiled nearly 40 celebrated composers of the past four centuries.
He is also an international award-winning photographer.
OUR STUDENTS LOVE US!
Yes! Not only can piano be taught online but all major music exam boards worldwide have also embraced online music exams as a permanent offering so that students anywhere in the world can attend exams online and get certified.
80% focus will be on Western classical & 20% focus will be on other Western music genres.
Each class will be for 60 mins and there will be 4 classes per month.
The class timing will be decided based on a mutually convenient time for both the student and the teacher as all sessions are one-on-one sessions.
More than 60% of our students are learning from overseas countries so we do have provision for late night / early morning sessions to accommodate different time zones. Please note that classes scheduled during these timings will follow a different fee structure.
Online classes will be conducted through the Zoom app.
The minimum starting age is 6 years at Encore.
Yes, learning an instrument requires regular practice at home due to which you will need to have your own instrument. Please visit the Prerequisites page to read about the instrument requirements.