Using creative methods to engage students and nurture well-rounded musicians since 2006.

With both Private & Group lesson packages available, each lesson is creatively crafted to your musical interests and ability. Lessons are given to online students all over the country, and in-person to students in McPherson, Kansas.

A student sits at a black grand piano on stage in front of an audience.
Piano Recitals
In the Spring of each year the studio hosts a Recital, providing an opportunity for students to build confidence on-stage and perform for a supportive audience of families and friends. Students can also get peer performance experience at bi-monthly piano parties, as well as ensemble piano experience at the Multi-Piano Christmas Festival

Young Composers
Every summer students work on composing an original piece of music & then notating & recording it for our annual Young Composers Project. This puts into practice some of the music theory they have learned during the year, while exercising their creativity.

Music Progressions

Local students are able to enroll in the annual Progressions evaluations. This noncompetitive program consists of ten progressive levels. Each level evaluates proficiency in essential musicianship skills of performance, music terminology, rhythm and pulse development, sight-playing, scales, written theory, and ear-training, while giving students valuable experience playing for an adjudicator.

A black and white photo of Dawn, the piano teacher, sitting on her piano bench smiling at the camera with a grand piano behind her.


"My 10 year old took lessons from Dawn for a year. She's magic with the kids." - Kris C.

"Dawn is an excellent piano instructor that makes learning the piano so much fun! My daughter not only looks forward to her weekly lessons, but she gets excited about practicing. Dawn's teaching style keeps my daughter engaged and her virtual accessibility makes lessons convenient. I'm amazed at what my daughter accomplishes each week." - Jackie C.

"Dawn is incredibly capable and a compassionate piano teacher." - Jenny Leigh Hodgins 

"She really knows how to keep kids engaged in learning!" - Kristin I.

See more photos & videos from lessons on Instagram @dawnspiano!