My Goal has always been to provide high quality instruction, giving students a solid foundation in performance, theory and music history.

Coralie Harless | Instructor
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Master Classes

is the greatest key to success. Students are motivated by the success of others. No one wants to be left behind. Groups provide a powerful incentive to practice when students know that their peers will be listening.

two students practicing

Piano Camp

is the greatest key to success. Students are motivated by the success of others. No one wants to be left behind. Groups provide a powerful incentive to practice when students know that their peers will be listening.

two students practicing

Recitals

is the greatest key to success. Students are motivated by the success of others. No one wants to be left behind. Groups provide a powerful incentive to practice when students know that their peers will be listening.

I really don't think any other teacher could have given them anywhere close to the positive experiences or the rapid learning that they have had with Coralie. I absolutely highly recommend Coralie Harless to everyone as their piano teacher!
Shelly Brown | Parent
I had taken piano for 5 years before taking from Coralie. I hated to practice! I was not advancing and I was not being very challenged, so it was not fun. My mom bribed me to start taking from Coralie, but I am so glad she did. I learned more from her in a year than I had in my past five years combined. Piano was finally fun. She is such a great teacher!
Ashley | Former Student
Coralie is an accomplished and outstanding teacher. My two daughters have taken lessons from her for 4 years and they both have made amazing progress with her. Her excellent attitude and musical ability are evident in all aspects of her teaching. My daughters enjoy their lessons and it shows in their progress. She also teaches them how to go beyond just learning to play the notes. Coralie is a professional and I would recommend her to anyone!
Diane Hawkins | Parent
Hunter took private lessons with Coralie initially and I thought that was great, but his real progress and learning came when she started the group lessons. Having to keep pace with the other students and his competition to try to be better than the rest has been very motivating for Hunter to practice. It has helped to slow him down to get the notes and fingering right. His skill level has surpassed all of our expectations and now he is composing pieces for the piano and also for orchestra.
Sandy Pruett | Parent
Coralie Harless has a great gift for teaching. She teaches much more than piano...history, theory, accompanying skills, and most of all, confidence. Coralie knows how to motivate, develop, and train students to become true pianists.
Michelle Stark | Music Teacher
When my daughter Laura began taking lessons with Coralie Harless, we were pleased with the rapid progress made in many directions. Coralie provided lots of rich and varied pieces of music for Laura to play. Coralie influenced Laura. She was not just a teacher but also a mentor and inspiration. Largely because of Coralie, our Laura decided to become a teacher and music therapist herself. Coralie is nothing less than a miracle worker. I endorse her completely.
Mike | Parent
There just aren't enough words to express how deeply we have valued Coralie Harless as a music instructor and mentor to our daughter. Allison started and finished her piano career with Coralie and enjoyed every single minute. The development of Allison as a solo pianist and as an accompanist has been outstanding. Her repertoire is extensive, largely due to Allison and Coralie's shared passion for all kinds of music. I can wholeheartedly recommend Coralie Harless and would welcome the opportunity to talk with anyone that needs more information.
Wanda Hom | Parent
I have known Coralie for 15 years and hold her in the highest regard both personally and professionally. She is an outstanding teacher and pianist-- dedicated to sharing her time and talents with the students and to helping them develop their own musical gifts. Coralie has had a lasting influence on my two daughters through the years as a role model and friend. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering piano lessons for their children or even themselves.
Deena Cummings | Parent
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Priorities

Traditional piano lessons focus on technique, theory and songs from lesson books that most students find boring. I have found that students respond much better when I supplement standard teaching methods with materials which match their individual interests and strengths. What I have developed is a basic introduction, almost from the beginning, for sight reading, playing by ear, composing, improvisation, and performing.

Playing with Others

It is a terrible waste when people learn to play proficiently but never perform enough to be comfortable playing in public. This is why I have students playing piano outside of their own homes, within months of beginning lessons. I provide the opportunities and incentives for these occasions as a necessary part of the learning experience. In the communities where they live, my students regularly perform in or accompany: High school jazz bands, Musicals, School choirs, Church services, Graduations, Baptisms, Funerals, Weddings. They have won cash prizes for their performances at school talent shows and earned the appreciation of the elderly at the convalescent hospitals. The goal is to help them apply what they learn and make a difference in the community.

Master Classes

Master Classes occur once a year. They are groups of 8-12 students who gather for a one hour class to perform for each other. It teaches them to prepare their piece and their presentation for practice outside the formal piano recital. Additionally, composer histories are explored. We play games to teach theory & technique. It's great fun!

Piano Camp

Summer curriculum expands the piano student's musical horizons. We continue to build and develop upon these experiences during fall semester. This is the most effective way I've found to teach students how to apply what they learn on the piano to the bigger world of music, both vocally and with other musicians. We learn to play in ensembles. We teach stories behind the classics in the music world. We improve rhythm while playing with drums and expand relevant chord knowledge and experience when learning a little guitar. This has been a favorite tradition for everyone, young and old a like. Regular school year curriculum just doesn't allow for the depth or foundation that summer lessons provide.

Recitals

Recitals are kept short and sweet and are held in the spring of each year where we welcome family and friends to join us.

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