Piano Lessons for Teens

Free Introductory Lesson!

Lessons are offered online, in-person, or in combination.  Online lessons are here to stay:  effective. and offering unique and convenient benefits. All you need is a keyboard and your laptop, tablet, or smartphone.  Register for a free trial lesson at https://cherisykes.com/lesson-registration/


Teens are some of the busiest of us all! They want to be musicians, but find practice time is a challenge.

At Sykes Piano Studio in Osseo, our piano lessons for teens work with that reality, while laying foundations for a lifetime of music-making.

We teach “smart practice” to optimize their home “on the bench” time.

We often use favorite pop songs to apply music theory through chord progressions and scales, learn improvisation, develop stylistic versatility, read lead sheets, and develop a musical ear.

Our goal is to help teens discover and pursue their own musical identity, exposing them to various musical styles and repertoire, plus the myriad of options as keyboard musicians, especially in the age of technology. Keyboard is the most versatile instrument around!


Matthew displaying his awards

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He had a busy year, with exams in theory and keyboard skills. Exams are sponsored by the MN Music Teachers Association.


Here is Matthew, playing the modern impressionistic “Horizon Variations” by Max Richter.  

Sounds like a movie score!



The beautiful “Daydreaming,” played by Katie.



Visit YouTube/SykesPianoStudio for more student performances.

You’re invited for a free get-acquainted session. Register here to calendar your no-obligation, no fee appointment time. We are convenient to Maple Grove, Champlin, Brooklyn Center, and Brooklyn Park.

Visit Facebook/Sykes Piano StudioLLC for stories of positive musical experiences by our students.


Our cutting-edge, contemporary approach is designed for your teen to tool-up for a lifetime of music-making!


“I love that you have expertise with both classical and jazz/improv styles and are so willing to work with S. (and your other students) on what most interests her.” M.H.