Group Piano 101 - Piano Basics

Explore our introductory piano class in a playing-based approach to learning the keyboard. The course is a great way to determine the interest level of the student and prepare for private instruction.


Group Piano 101 - Piano Basics

Piano 101 (Piano Basics) is an introductory piano class designed with beginner students in mind. Spread out over the course of 12 weeks with engaging 45-minute weekly sessions, this course prepares students for private lessons while gauging their level of interest in piano.

It covers the fundamentals of piano, while also emphasizing developing beginning repertoire, technique, reading sheet music, and ear training.

Current Class Schedule

Day of the Week Time Location Session Dates Age Group
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:30pm Murrieta August 31 - November 16, 2023 Ages 6 - 13
Wednesday 1:30pm -2:15pm Menifee August 31 - November 2, 2023 Ages 6 - 13
Thursday 4:45pm - 5:30pm Murrieta November 9 - February 15, 2024 Ages 6 - 13
Wednesday 1:30pm -2:15pm Menifee November 10 - February 16, 2024 Ages 6 - 13

What to Expect from Group Piano 101

This piano class is a playing-based approach to learning the keyboard. It is designed for students to get an introduction to and a fundamental understanding of piano while learning basic shapes and patterns. The proprietary curriculum was developed in-house by our experienced piano instructors, and has been honed over the course of the last 15 years that the class has been running. It was designed specifically with beginners in mind to not only provide an amazing introduction, but make students fall in love with piano and music. Explore some essential elements to learn within this program listed below:

Keys’ letter names
Finger numbers
Time signatures
C major scale
Counting whole, half, and quarter notes
Playing simple fun songs

About the Academy


If you are looking for music lessons, performing arts classes, or fine arts classes in Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore or the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place!

The Academy of Music and Arts, with campuses in Murrieta and Menifee, has been offering private music lessons for students as young as 5 on guitar, voice, piano, drums, strings, woodwinds, brass, ukulele, and more since 1990. Programs for group lessons, including piano, guitar, and vocal ensembles are also available for students of various ages, as are our community-staple Rock Bands. For the aspiring actors, we offer drama classes and musical theater classes. For children 2 through 7 we now have Music Fun Time, a nationally recognized music program for young beginners, backed by research at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins University.

Our Murrieta music and arts school also offers low-pressure performances for our private students to perform in if they wish. All of our Performing Arts Classes also have regular performances for family, friends, and the public.

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Group Piano 101 - Piano Basics Tuition

Piano Basics is a 12 Session Course (Class Size - 9 Students Maximum)

Monthly Payments


First payment of $105 + registration fee due at enrollment
Second payment of $105 due one month into class
Third payment of $105 due two months into class
Full-Tuition Option


Covers all 12 sessions (3 months)

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Ms. Regina


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Hear From Parents and Students

Rated 5 of 5

Murrieta and Menifee’s Award-Winning Music School

See for yourself why thousands of families choose the Academy of Music for their musical and artistic journey.

Kristina EskildsenKristina Eskildsen
01:39 14 Dec 22
My daughter started vocal lessons here a few months ago with Denise and she loves it. She has developed so much technique in just a short amount of time. Denise has a strong passion for what she does and it shows in her teaching.
Amanda HallenAmanda Hallen
22:57 06 Dec 22
My daughter takes violin lessons here and loves it. Her instructor is kind and knowledgeable. They reply quickly to phone calls and emails. All staff is very nice.
Angelika RinesAngelika Rines
18:13 17 Oct 22
We love this Academy! My children attend drama classes. My daughter also has private voice lessons and private lessons for music theory. All with ms. Regina. She is a wonderful teacher - nice and very talented at everything she does. Always makes everyone feel heard, comfortable and included. And she is funny! All office workers always have been friendly and helpful, creating a positive experience at all times. We have only experienced friendly atmosphere in group classes from being around other students. Everything is well organized here. My children have learned so much, I can really tell a big difference, even in short period of time. I definitely recommend to come and experience for yourself. They are always looking forward to the classes!
Janice KoupalJanice Koupal
17:48 06 Jun 22
My daughter was so excited to start violin lessons. The studio was very helpful in getting her set up. The staff is very friendly to kids and adults. Her teacher is wonderful assessing her skills and making the lessons are relevant and fun all while learning. Great studio to partner with for your kids musical journey!
Miss KMiss K
00:39 20 May 22
My daughter started guitar lessons not to long ago and likes it. First time playing an instrument, the place is small but it does have a few chairs you can wait. Or just wait in the car. I sat in for one lessons and I think 30 min isn’t enough time for anything after the note taking and set it up/breaking down. I do like the instructor he’s awesome, kind and informative.

Embark on your musical and artistic journey with the Academy of Music.

Murrieta Academy of Music and Performing Arts

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New Programs Now Enrolling!

Programs with new sessions can be found below!

  • Musical Theatre 
  • Drama Kids
  • Drama Teens
  • Musical Theatre for Little Folks

For schedule, please visit this page!

The Hollywood Starz Vocal Ensemble for students ages 6-15 currently has two remaining spaces. To enroll in the ensemble and conquer the stage, please contact our office!

Voice 101 is coming soon! Please give us a call to be placed on the waitlist as Session 1 of the program is beginning to run out of space!

Our all-favorite MusicFunTime program loved by hundreds at the Murrieta location is soon coming to the Menifee location! To get on our initial registration list for the MFT program, please contact our office! MFT is an award-winning program based on Johns Hopkins Research, promoting music to students ages 18months - 6 years old. 

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