Piano Program

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About

Thanks to the generosity of the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati and the Matinee Musicale Endowment Fund, Peaslee is able to offer piano lessons at greatly reduced cost. Removing the economic barriers to access to quality musical education opens up the proven benefits of this activity to all.

Peaslee Neighborhood Center offers piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities, with a priority given to low-income individuals and families. We provide a music program that enables a student to acquire and develop skills needed to play the piano, to exercise their personal creative expression, enhance their musicianship and build their self-discipline. Our dedicated, caring teachers provide one-on-one instruction and a variety of performance opportunities, from recitals to concerts at local nursing homes.

Participate

If you’re interested in participating in Peaslee’s Piano Program, please complete this application to indicate your interest. It also contains more detailed information about the program and the process for getting started. 

To be eligible for the program, students must be in kindergarten or older and commit to weekly lessons, practice, and progress. Youth and adults are eligible, and no prior experience is required.

**Program update August 2022: we are finally scheduling new students! If you would like us to reach out about available spots, please submit the program application (click the orange button below). If you have already completed the application form, you should have received a call or email; if your contact information has changed since you submitted the form, please complete it again or email our Program Coordinator, Elena Kraineva.**

Peaslee has established the Atarah Jablonsky Lending Library in honor of our former teacher “Mrs. J” who passed away in 2020. The Library loans our piano students instruments, music, and more. If you have a spare keyboard, metronome, or music stand in your basement, donating it to the program can make sure it gets put to good use by some awesome students!

Peaslee’s Piano Program accepts donations of the following items at any time. For detailed information, click here

  • Electronic keyboards
    • 61 keys or more
  • Faber & Faber music books
    • Piano Adventures, PreTime to BigTime – see pianoadventures.com or check out our Amazon Wish List to see the books we need most. 
    • We do not accept other kinds of printed music, as we currently have as much as our space can hold.
  • Digital metronomes
  • Music stands

At this time we do not have space for any additional pianos in our building, however, we can sometimes connect donors to students who would like pianos for their homes. To let us know about a piano, keyboard, or other supplies you would like to donate, please complete this form. If you’re not sure what you have, it will walk you through some details and give you the opportunity to attach pictures or descriptions.

To make a monetary donation, please visit the Peaslee Neighborhood Center donation page, or consider purchasing books from the Atarah Jablonsky Lending Library Wish List

Current Students

Current students can access online resources like flashcards, instructional videos, study sheets, current opportunities and more at piano-online.peasleecenter.org

Contact

For questions or more information, email Elena Kraineva at piano@peasleecenter.org or call 513-621-5514.

Sponsors

Our piano program is made possible in part through the generosity of The Keyboard Club of Cincinnati, Matinée Musicale Cincinnati, and the Ohio Arts Council.