Piano Lessons

Do-Re-Mi School of Music & the Arts
93A South Livingston Avenue 
 Livingston, NJ

 Our school represents Russian piano teaching tradition that is famous for its high standards, solid technical skills and expressive, emotional interpretation.  What is even more important, it is each teacher's personal interest, involvement in each student's progress, close relationship between a student and a teacher. 

We are very proud that we can meet the needs of different types of students: from young children to teens to adults and senior citizens; from those playing piano "just for fun" to ambitious students who spend a lot of time and effort to polish their performing skills.

Our overall retention rate is extremely high: less than 10% drop-out comparing to national 80-90% drop-out among beginners. How do we achieve it? We offer different approaches to different types of students.

We serve students from Livingston, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Chatham, Berkely Heights, New Providence, Basking Ridge, West Orange, South Orange, Caldwell, North Caldwell, East Hanover, Parsippany, Montville and Boonton areas.


According to a traditional approach, lessons cover repertory (pieces), reading, technique and theory. However, the balance between repertoire-reading-technique-theory and performing components varies from student to student. Repertory itself is different, as well: teachers try to assign the pieces of styles that student likes to play.

Look below to see a sample video of a lesson with young beginner

To listen to some of our students' performances, click on the images below.



Out-of-school Auditions, Public Recitals and RCM and ABRSM exams 

Students who mastered the basics and show interest in performing, have opportunities to play in various auditions, competitions and concerts, beyond the Do-Re-Mi in-school recitals.
Our students participate in auditions, competitions and NYC recitals by Piano Teachers Society of America, Music Educators Association, Golden Key Festival, MusikFest, American Fine Arts Festival. It's completely optional - discuss this with your teacher.

For an adequate prepartion time  that includes a choice of repertory and solid technical foundation, the teacher has to be notified not less than 6 months ahead before the audition date.

To prepare for out-of-school auditions, competitions and recitals, the students are required to sign up for 60-min weekly or twice a week 30-min lessons ; for ages 5-7 required minimum time is 45-min a week, but two 30-min lessons a week are recommended. Students who attend 30-min. once a week do not have sufficient time to get ready for this kind of performances.

Since RCM and ABRSM exams include theory, ear-training and technique, minimum 60 min. a week (or 30-min twice a week) is required to get ready for these exams.


Introductory Piano






The number of elderly people taking piano lessons is on the rise - not only because they have time (which working adults do not have), but because of enormouse benefits that music lessons bring to the older people, for their motor mobility, hearing, memory and positive mood. Whether you played piano before and want to refresh your skills, or have always dreamed of learning how to play - our teachers will be glad to guide you to new discoveries!

To watch sample videos, please click here.