A modern approach to traditional piano lessons. Study piano online or in-person.
Meet Your Instructor
William Perry | Pianist, Instructor
I’ve been teaching piano for ten years, and I have a real passion for helping students achieve their goals with music. Whether you want to learn the classics or improvise your own songs, I can build you a path to success.
- Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance – Stetson University
- Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy – Florida State University
- Studied with Dr. Joel Hastings, Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla and Dr. Michael Rickman
- 1st Place – 2015 FSU Competitive Festival
- William E. Duckwitz Talent Scholarship
- Dublin International Piano Festival – Ireland
- Prague Piano Festival – Czech Republic
- Orfeo Music Festival – Italy
- Music at Ambialet – France
- The Biltmore Hotel – Florida
- Atlantic Center for the Arts – Florida
- Aronoff Center – Ohio
- Graduate Teaching Assistant – Florida State University
- Associate Faculty – New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy
- Piano Instructor – West Chester Academy
- Improvisation 101: A Step-By-Step For Everyone
- Copy, Respond, Play: Teaching Improvisation the Simple Way
- Keyboard Improvisation in Western Art Music
- Zoom Jam Piano Workshop
Frequently asked questions
My first and most important goal as a piano teacher is to guide my students to their goals. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to piano lessons and because I understand that each piano student has distinct goals, schedules, and learning styles and that no two students are exactly alike, my online piano lessons incorporate a wide range of techniques, concepts and styles to accommodate everyone. Whether you are a beginning or advanced student, interested in classical, or pop music, or looking for broad coaching in other musical skills like performing, playing by ear, composing or improvising, you’ll get a program that best suits your needs and your goals.
In our lessons, you’ll get the traditional format in a modern setting. A typical piano lesson with me may include topics such as: note-reading, technique, ear training, style, composition, improvisation, performance and recording, as well as general music history and theory. I always start new piano students by asking a lot of questions about you, to find out what it is that draws you to piano lessons. Throughout our time together, I’ll continue to update my teaching plan to reflect your goals.
When you sign up for private lessons, you will be charged the full price of a monthly subscription which will renew each month at the date you signed up for. For example: if you sign up for lessons on January 20, you’ll pay either $120, $180 or $240 (depending on your desired length of lessons). Then you’ll be charged again on February 20, and March 20, etc. If you sign up in the middle or end of your first month, you will be credited with the appropriate amount of lessons you’ve paid for.
The monthly subscription guarantees you 45 piano lessons per year. Months where you would have more than 4 lessons count towards your yearly total of 45. This means that there is a total of 7 weeks off per year, baked into the schedule. Those will be spread out evenly throughout the year and usually coincide with holidays.
If you have to miss a lesson, please give me 24 hours notice. If you notify me within that timeframe you will be given a makeup for that lesson, at no charge. If you don’t arrive for your lesson at all or notify me in less than 24 hours, you’ll not receive the makeup lesson. This is a fairly standard rule that most music studios implement to help keep the schedule running smoothly.
Choose the plan that's right for you
Pay the same for in-person lessons and online and get the same perks. The only difference is the length of the private weekly lesson you receive. 30 mins lessons are recommended for absolute beginners.