Grand Piano Studio is proud to introduce:
Improvisation and Meditation
A Spiritual Path to Music and Life
A new online course for musicians of all levels!
Why take a course on improvisation and meditation? Because to be a skilled improviser and performer requires focused concentration, and meditation teaches focused concentration. Meditation also leads to self-awareness, confidence, increased creativity, peace, happiness, and less stress.
This comprehensive course will teach you to play and to improvise with the complex chords and scales that will enable you to perform Jazz, Blues, Pop, R&B, Motown, Soul, Hip Hop, Rock, Latin music, Contemporary Gospel music, and other forms of improvised music. In parallel, you will learn two non-religious, SPIRITUAL forms of meditation that will change your life!
My methods for teaching improvisation are clear and effective for learning all of the basic and advanced music theory and practice methods that will enable you to become a great improviser and performer.
Grand Piano Studio is a learning environment built to unleash and inspire your inner musician.
Whether guiding beginners, advanced students, or seasoned professionals,
Grand Piano Studio's methodology is based on the equal integration of three parts:
Learning to read music is the entryway into the amazing world of performing the greats of music literature, from classical to jazz and everything in between. Your marvelous journey begins with getting to know the notes on the five lines and four spaces of the treble and bass clefs.
Music theory is the glue that bonds together the music you read and improvise. To master both, you must know how music is constructed; that's where music theory comes in. music composition and music improvisation is applied music theory. It reveals what I call the deep mysteries of music!
Musical improvisation is the immediate, spontaneous creation of music. All well-known composers have been great improvisors; it is essential to learn the art of improvisation to become a complete, well-rounded musician.
The first lesson for any workshop is free!
Mr. Lepley has transformed the way I play the piano! He teaches with joy, compassion, patience, and incredible knowledge. Every lesson I learn something new.
Dana Hughes, Student for 7 years
Meet Robert Lepley
Robert Lepley is the founder of Grand Piano Studio. He has been teaching and playing the piano professionally for over fifty years. Mr. Lepley is also a composer; his works include the beautiful choral album “Visions Within” featuring Meryl Streep and the New York Voices, and the double-album jazz recording, "MacDougal St., NYC". As a music educator, Mr. Lepley’s unique concept of teaching students to improvise while they are learning to read music enables even his youngest students to experience the joy of making music quickly as well as to learn to read music proficiently. Whether teaching young beginners, advanced students, or helping seasoned professionals, Mr. Lepley is a patient and gentle teacher who is loved and appreciated by his students.