Greetings and welcome to Foley Music and Arts Music Studio, located in Oakville, Ontario! If you're interested in online piano lessons, our primary piano teachers are Chris Foley and Natasha Fransblow. Isabella Foley teaches our beginner students. A special hello goes out to visitors from the Collaborative Piano Blog, one of my favorite long-term projects. If you're a pianist who is interested in developing your skills in an online or distanced in-person environment where process is valued as much as the final product, our studio may be the right place for you.
Students in our three Oakville studios learn on a rebuilt 1928 Steinway Model M grand piano, a Kawai GS-40 grand piano from the late 1980s, as well as two Yamaha U1 uprights, one of which has been refitted with a German action. Quality of practicing is really important to me, and I've written two free ebooks on the subject. We send out weekly lesson notes to parents and students that ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding current goals and objectives. With online lessons, we are able to use a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching strategies to help you fulfill your learning goals throughout the week.
Developing pianists from beginner to professional levels are welcome in our studio! Play the music you've always wanted to learn and develop your skills using some of the most effective methods available in music education. All students are welcome to alternate between in-person and online lessons depending on their needs.
Students in our studio will have the opportunity to perform in class recitals several times a year, in addition to being encouraged to compete at local festivals and competitions. During the pandemic we have been holding pre-recorded recitals on YouTube, online watch parties, as well as open practice sessions on Zoom.