About us

Școala de Pian brings the piano to your home. Literally. For piano lessons anywhere in the Bucharest metropolitan area, we provide everything you need. Școala de Pian brings the most suitable teacher for you and carefully chosen materials from the United Kingdom, providing unlimited support and even the piano! Our teachers provide lessons in English or Romanian, for any level or age. Founded by pianist Lena Napradean, Școala de Pian brings the piano into your family. Are you ready to open your doors to us? READ MORE
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Method

Our method is based on the theory of simultaneous learning developed by the well known music pedagogue Paul Harris. Simultaneous learning refers to the capacity of a music student to develop an array of skills at the same time – technique, theory, aural skills, sight reading, improvisation, etc. Because of this, at Școala de Pian children learn to play music both by ear and by reading notation, so that they can develop their processing skills both visually and aurally. They learn technique, theory, learn to improvise and even to listen analytically to music. The material used for learning gathers the best methods from around the world – partly British, partly American and partly Australian and our teachers are trained to provide a well-rounded learning experience for each of our student, developing their unique musical voice on a strong skills base.

After 3 months

We know how the instrument works and how to recognise each key, how to sit properly at the piano and even how to improvise from the first lesson. We can move our fingers with almost complete independence and we know how to use the natural weight of the arm when pressing the piano keys. We can read simple music scores, transfer the melody from one hand to another by using the correct fingering without interrupting the rhythm and we can identify and play the shape of a melody just by listening to it.

After 6 months

We play with both hands at the same time and we tackled the first tehnical exercises – scales, arpeggios, chords – as well as the first theory notions. Our hands gain more and more independence, managing the difference between melody and accompaniment, our improvs become more interesting through the use of chords and the pieces we play become more diverse. We start using a more tehnical language when it comes to talking about music and we can play the same piece in several different ways.

After 9 months

We are strongly secure on managing rhythm and we gain more and more confidence in reading musical scores. Now we can explore extreme registers on the piano, play with more complex accompaniments for the left hand and our wrists become more flexible so that we can display larger contrasts in the sounds we make on the piano. We can read patterns rather than individual notes on the score, we extend our vocabulary and we can recognise the details of a written or heard piece of music with more ease. Our repertoire becomes more diverse and we could even participate in a piano competition for beginners.

After 1 year

We collect a lot of different pieces in our repertoire and we already know which musical styles we prefer playing. We have gathered enough knowledge to start analysing our own pianistic successes and failures and we start to understand the mechanisms we need to apply in our practice in order to get what we want. We have a close knowledge of the keyboard and we start using the piano pedals, making our pieces that much more impressive. Our theoretical knowledge starts to make its way into both the diversity of our improvs and the quality of our interpretations, while our fingers become more and more agile.

After 2 years

Our hands are now fully independent from each other and the fingers can play faster passages with increasingly less tension. We know how to use the force and weight in our arms, as well as the mobility of our fingers in order to create diverse qualities of sounds in a piece of music. Our theoretical knowledge and aural skills help us in learning pieces with ease and extending our improvs. Therefore, we start taking informed and argumented decisions in regards to how we play a piece of music and we can closely analize the music we listen to. We have a diverse repertoire, encompassing complex pieces that we study in detail and we start learning how to manage our emotions and deliver a small recital by memory.

How it works

  1. Let’s get to know each other According to your schedule, we set up an interview with Lena Napradean to establish the basis of our collaboration. Through what seems like playing games, we test the musical abilities, personality and learning style, as well as the passions and preferences of both children and parents. In this way, we can offer you the most suitable tutor.
  2. Meet your tutor – First lesson Either a piano lesson or - in case you don't yet have a piano - a general music lesson, this session is free of charge. If you are still not convinced, we can repeat it until you find the chemistry you are looking for.
  3. Officialising our friendship You choose the lesson package and payment method, we sign the collaboration contract and if necessary, the lease contract for the piano.
  4. Școala de Pian learning pack & the piano We deliver all the necessary equipment and materials for a musical house.
  5. Let’s play the piano!
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600ron/lună

Testing

3 months

  • 12 lessons
  • 1 lesson / week
  • Școala de Pian learning pack
  • 1 lesson with Lena in the second half of the module
  • Participation in 1 concert
  • Quarterly progress report
  • The possibility of rescheduling 1 lesson
  • 5% discount for one-off payment (3 months)
  • 10% discount for the second child

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    580ron/lună

    Keen

    6 months

    • 24 lessons
    • 1 lesson / week
    • Școala de Pian learning pack *books renewed according to progress
    • 2 lessons with Lena throughout the modules
    • Participation in 2 concerts
    • Quarterly progress report
    • The possibility of rescheduling 2 lessons
    • 5% discount for one-off payment (6 months)
    • 10% discount for the second child

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      560ron/lună

      Fascinated

      9 months

      • 36 lessons
      • 1 lesson / week
      • Școala de Pian learning pack *books renewed according to progress
      • 3 lessons with Lena throughout the modules
      • Participation in 3 concerts
      • Quarterly progress report
      • The possibility of rescheduling 3 lessons
      • 5% discount for one-off payment (9 months)
      • 10% discount for the second child

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        1160ron/lună

        Absorbed

        3 months

        • 24 lessons
        • 2 lessons / week
        • Școala de Pian learning pack *renewed every 3 months
        • 1 lesson with Lena in the second half of the module
        • Participation in 1 concert
        • Participation in 1 workshop with other pianists of the same level
        • Quarterly progress report
        • The possibility of rescheduling 2 lessons
        • 5% discount for one-off payment (3 months)
        • 10% discount for the second child

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          1120ron/lună

          Committed

          6 months

          • 48 lessons
          • 2 lessons / week
          • Școala de Pian learning pack *renewed every 3 months
          • 2 lessons with Lena throughout the modules
          • Participation in 2 concerts
          • Participation in 2 workshops with other pianists of the same level
          • Scholarship for entry to any piano competition *subject to progress, ability and desire
          • Quarterly progress report
          • The possibility of rescheduling 4 lessons
          • 5% discount for one-off payment (6 months)
          • 10% discount for the second child

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            1080ron/lună

            All In

            9 months

            • 72 lessons
            • 2 lessons / week
            • Școala de Pian learning pack *renewed every 3 months
            • 3 lessons with Lena throughout the modules
            • Participation in 3 concerts
            • Participation in 3 workshops with other pianists of the same level
            • Scholarship for entry to any piano competition *subject to progress, ability and desire
            • Quarterly progress report
            • The possibility of rescheduling 6 lessons
            • 5% discount for one-off payment (9 months)
            • 10% discount for the second child

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              150ron/hour

              Individual Lessons

              1 hour

              • Free interview with Lena Napradean
              • 15% discount for the first lesson
              • *Learning Pack and participation in events are not included

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                Renting the Piano

                Because we know that not everybody is ready to invest in a piano from the beginning, Școala de Pian offers the possibility of renting a high quality digital piano with all accessories included. You can opt for an open-ended lease contract and choose from monthly or quarterly payments.

                Maria Zeca (13 y/o)

                Lena made me love the piano and helped me learn without ever making it feel like a burden. She makes our lessons enjoyable and fun, though when it comes to work, we take it seriously. She is a wonderful teacher who knows how to relate to children, immediately making you feel at ease. I love my piano lessons and I am glad to be able to share my experience with other children. 

                Iordache Family

                We are truly happy to have met you, grateful for the joy and pleasure with which you dedicate your time, for the way you share music and beauty with "your children"!

                Popoviciu Family

                You are a truly special teacher, who beyond vocation and a great deal of talent, has a special charm and charisma. Congratulations for the way in which you reach ours and our children's hearts, for all your empathy and involvement!

                  Contact

                  Do you have any questions or are you convinced that you would like to start our collaboration? Leave us a message and we will contact you as soon as possible so that we can teach you or your child how to play the piano!




                  Covid-19 info

                  Având în vedere situația generată de epidemia Covid-19, Școala de Pian oferă clienților săi posibilitatea desfășurării lecțiilor de pian în mediul online, asigurând livrarea prin curier a tuturor materialelor necesare cursurilor. În această perioadă, toate evenimentele Școala de Pian - concerte, ateliere, etc. - se vor desfășura în mediul online.

                  În cazul în care se optează pentru lecții de pian offline, Școala de Pian își rezervă dreptul de a impune profesorilor și clienților clauze contractuale procedurale privind măsurile de protecție necesare împotriva răspândirii Covid-19, conform cu indicațiile Ministerului Român al Sănătății.

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