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Empowering children to reach their potential

Have you tried private piano lessons with Mrs. Milner from down the street?

We’re not your typical music school!

In 2001 we set out on a journey to create an innovative method of teaching music. The old models are tired and have shown to be ineffective by music researchers.

There are large schools that have a ‘one size fits all’ philosophy, where students are rarely given individual attention. Other times, a child started too early, with the wrong approach and ended up quitting.

At 7 Notes, have always placed emphasis on individual evaluations, making certain each student improves for the long term. The independent teacher, down the street, who gives private lessons, is not given the continual music training our Yamaha teachers at 7 NOTES are, so that we can ensure their pedagogic methods are most impactful for all types of learners. Our teachers are held to a different standard.

Some learners might prefer individual lessons, others our fun and popular Yamaha Group Piano program.

7 Notes is about teaching personal development and self empowerment thorough music. Our students, young and old, develop the unique skill set that playing an instruments gives, but the effect goes way beyond music to all areas of life.

About 7 Notes Music School

Research Based Curriculum

In the early years, we worked hard to carve a niche in Early Music education. A special place where parents and their children can receive specialized music classes together starting at birth. In the process, we’ve developed an approach of learning music for their child. This is because we decided early on to only use research based curricula rather than have everything based on the teacher. Curricula ensures consistency in music philosophy, quality of teaching, and progress development amongst  all students at 7 Notes.

While you’ll certainly be educated at 7 Notes, first and foremost our programs are about delivering researched based curricula that gets real results. Behind those results is our team of skilled and patient music educators.

Educators at 7 Notes has been chosen not only for their Master of Music degrees, but also for their warmth, enthusiasm and ability to instill a love of teaching music and to inspire music to others.    Each educator is required to complete in-house internship program prior to teaching their own classes. We retain top talent in music education at 7 Notes.

Eileen Tan

Founder & CEO

I am  Eileen, the Music Nerd! I founded this school to share my love of music and teaching.  7 Notes is founded on the philosophy that learning music should be fun and motivating.  But it is about much more than just learning to play an instrument, music is highly stimulating for your development.

Not only does music improve your concentration, prolong your attention space and teach discipline and perseverance,  it improves your development in other areas of life.

It is not just about becoming the next Mozart, but about growing as a person.

Eileen Tan 7 Notes

Music improves your ability to focus, multi-task, increase the capacity of your memory, boosts team skills, social skills and emotional intelligence.  The list of skills that improves countless areas of life goes on , and even includes very practical and academic skills reading  and comprehension, and refining time management, coordination and organizational skills.

Whether you’re practicing music with your child, or learning music yourself for the first time,  there is a feeling of accomplishment when you can master the skill of playing an instrument well.   To achieve success, it requires hard work, patience, and absolute trust.

My team and I  are grateful and thankful to the amazing families that attend weekly classes at 7 Notes.  We are successful because you believe in our mission and values as we train future leaders.

Our Awesome Team

7 Notes  teachers are Full-Time Professionals that have formal university training in music.  Most of our teaching team hold a Master Degree in Music or above in Music and several years of teaching experience.  They are all knowledgeable in their field and in the art of education. We hire our educators not out of the need of filling a position, but because they are  passionate about inspiring students to learn and grow through music. Plus, they must be comfortable with having fun and not taking things too seriously.

For private lessons, we match each student with the teacher that best fits his or her personality and musical goals.

For this reason, we strive to understand each student’s unique needs and interests in order to match them with the best possible teacher. The most important skill possessed by our teachers is their ability to work with a child and inspire them to learn.

All of our educators regularly pursue ongoing professional development with the Yamaha Music Education series.

Each one of our teachers has successfully undergone a police background check.

Give us a call and find out if we have a teacher perfectly suited for your child at 972-335-5112

Yamaha Instructors and Training

Yamaha Educators are Highly Trained and Supported Educators
The initial Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) teacher training is administered over a two-year period.

Only teachers sponsored by authorized Yamaha Music Schools may enter the training process to join the international community of Yamaha educators. Upon passing entrance examinations, teachers attend seminars locally and at Yamaha Corporation of America headquarter in California. In addition, teachers receive feedback team of mentor teachers who evaluate videos of their classes. As they continue their career, teachers attend seminars that introduce new and revised courses and participate in workshops on a variety of subjects.


About Yamaha Music Schools

Network extends to more than 40 countries and regions.

Since the first Yamaha Music School outside of Japan opened in Los Angeles in 1964, our network has expanded to include Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. We now have more than 190,000 students learning and experiencing the joy of music in more than 40 countries and regions worldwide. In the course of our growth, we have harmonized our approaches with local cultures and national characters while holding firm to our own educational philosophy.

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