Our small group format piano lessons in Bellevue & Renton, with classes of 5-6 students, provides key benefits and experiences often missed in a traditional private lesson, such as:
🎶 Social development: Children make friends and motivate one another
🎶 Limitless performance opportunities for students
🎶 Development of performance confidence and poise
🎶 Encourages critical listening and problem-solving skills
🎶 A dynamic learning environment that can challenge students to higher levels of preparation and commitment
🎶 Facilitates teamwork with duets, ensembles, and rounds
🎶 Prime environment for the study of piano technique
Our Philosophy: At Do Re Mi Academy, we teach children! For over 25 years and thousands of students, we have learned what works and what does not. Our approach prioritizes the joy of making music. At Do Re Mi, we believe that a student who learns to love playing the piano will reach his or her potential while a student pushed by other priorities is far more likely to abandon the pursuit. Countless parents have shared their testimonials on how their personal experience with private lessons caused them anxiety and ultimately failure. We can not stress enough how important it is for your young beginner to enjoy the experience of learning to play the piano.
With year-round, weekly 55-minute classes, and two annual recitals, your child’s journey learning the piano or violin with Do Re Mi Academy will be a joyful and effective. Classes are formed based on age and instruction level. While most children start as a beginner, we can also place more experienced students in an appropriate class. Small group piano lessons are great for children ages 4-16, while Violin instruction is best for children ages 7 and up.
A year-round program, there are 47 classes held over a calendar year. Classes are once a week for 55 minutes.
Classes are continually being formed based on age, piano level, and availability.
Tuition is a yearly amount split into equal monthly payments. Lesson books are a separate fee. Paid tuition holds a student’s spot in a class.
No membership fees or contracts required. We do have a 30-day withdrawal policy.
Non-beginners entering the studio for the first time can demonstrate his/her level and then be placed into the appropriate class.
Two fun recitals are planned each year – one at the Academy in the winter, and big stage production at a local theater in the spring.
We want your child’s musical education to be a rewarding experience! If you are unsure whether or not your child will enjoy a specific instrument or lessons in general, we encourage a minimum 1-month trial period. Starting any new physical movement takes repetition and practice. The learning curve is steep in the first few weeks, therefore in order to get a clear picture of whether you have made the right choice, at least 8 consecutive weeks of lessons is advised. However, if you choose to withdraw for any reason after the first month, we will refund your paid tuition. The materials fee for books cannot be refunded.