At Sykes Piano Studio, our specialty is popular piano: rock, jazz, and blues styles. Learn chord theory and improvisation, plus stylistic tips to make you sound like the pros. Music theory is strongly emphasized; pop songs offer practical applications of music theory.
Beginners and intermediate students, ages 12 through adult, are welcome. You will receive a solid grounding in all the basics and beyond.
Become a keyboardist capable to thriving in a variety of settings: church band or neighborhood rock band, choir accompanist, family song leader, club jazz combo, composer via your computer. Or play simply for your own personal enjoyment.
The studio primarily serves Maple Grove, Champlin, Osseo, Brooklyn Center, and Brooklyn Park.
Sykes Piano Studio offers annual recitals, plus opportunities to participate in contests and achievement exams sponsored by Minnesota Music Teachers Association.
The one and only Erich, 9, interprets Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire.”
For more student video performances, visit our YouTube channel.
Piano study is an unsurpassed path to musical understanding: harmony, melody, rhythm, both bass clef and treble clef—the whole package! Learning is multi-sensory: tactile, visual, and aural.
Lessons are custom-tailored to YOU–Your learning style, Your musical personality, Your musical gift. If you don’t yet know your musical personality and gift, we help you discover it.
Visit our Soundcloud page for an array of student performance recordings!
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Because of her stylistic versatility and cutting-edge approach, Cheri is able to take you where YOU want to go!