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Piano Lessons

Beginning Piano

- Frequency: Twice a week, or weekly
- Technique: Beyer (German, 110 exercises), 5 finger scales (24 keys), one-octave scales (24 keys)
- Music Theory: Robert Pace Keyboard Approach K-2 (Repertoire, Theory, and Creativity)
- Pieces: Burgmuller (25 pieces), Sonatinas, easy Bach minuets

Intermediate Piano

- Frequency: Twice a week, or weekly
- Technique: Czerny (German, 100 exercises), two-octave scales (24 keys), Hanon exercises
- Music Theory: Robert Pace Keyboard Approach 3-4 (Repertoire, Theory, and Creativity)
- Pieces: Mozart Sonatas, Early Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Waltzes, Bach Inventions and Sinfonias

Advanced Piano

- Frequency: Twice a week, or weekly
- Technique: Czerny 40 exercises and school of velocity, 4-octave scales (with harmonic, melodic, and natural minors), Chopin Etudes - Music Theory: Robert Pace Keyboard Approach 5-6 (Repertoire, Technique, Theory, and Creativity)
- Pieces: Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Preludes, Nocturns, and Scherzos, Schumann, Brahms, Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Bach Partitas


Fall semester runs from after Labor Day till end of January.
Spring semester runs from beginning of February till the 3rd week of June.

New students can sign-up and begin their lessons at any time during the year.


There are 16 lessons in each semester which the students must attend. Free make-ups are provided for conflicts. However, make-ups must be completed within 30 days of when they are missed.


Students are expected to practice every day for best results. The practice time depends on the level of study:

- Beginner: At least 15 to 30 minutes each day
- Advanced Beginner: At least 30 to 45 minutes each day
- Intermediate: At least 45 minutes to 1.5 hours each day
- Advanced: At least 1.5 to 2 hours each day


Students must have a real (acoustic) piano in order to take piano lessons here at Oradell Piano Studio.
Digital piano or keyboard is not appropriate for classical piano study and students will not be accepted.

Please ask us for recommendations for the new piano. We recommend Forte Piano on Router 17 South, Paramus, as a trustworthy source of buying a piano. http://www.pianostorenj.com/. Ask for Vladimir and mention my name for a possible discount.


We schedule recitals annually to showcase the progress our young piano students. To view the past recitals, please visit our Facebook page at the link below.


Ryuji "Rue" Yamauchi
387 Summit Avenue
Oradell, NJ 07649
Tel/Cell: 201-218-9494
E-mail: rue@oradellpiano.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OradellPianoStudio/