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Get keyed into music

Aspire to become a pianist or just play the piano as a hobby? Here are some places in the city, where you can learn to do so.

music Updated: Aug 02, 2011 01:15 IST

Aspire to become a pianist or just play the piano as a hobby? Here are some places in the city, where you can learn to do so

Symphony Music Education
This institute works on the mantra — ‘No shortcuts, no quick fixes, only practice, practice and practice’. Here, you can learn how to play the piano in contemporary, western, classical, Bollywood and Hollywood styles. It is running nine batches currently, which have 70-80 students. The classes, which are one hour long, are held twice a week. Parmeet Singh, a student of this studio, recently performed live on the music channel, MTV.
Where: E-2/10, first floor, Main Road, Malviya Nagar
Fee: R1,750 Twice a week
Tel: 9350873073, 011-26673486
Timings: 4pm-8pm

Volume Planet
This school not only teaches piano but other instruments as well. Classes, which are one hour long, are held twice a week here. The institute also holds charity classes on weekends for those who cannot afford the fees. Currently, it is running seven batches for varied age groups, with about 80-90 students in total. Veronica, a student from Volume Planet, has given many live performances.
Where: D-1st 181, first floor, Central Market, Madangir
Fee: R4,500 for 8 classes
Tel: 9810696796
Timings: 11am-2pm; 4pm-6pm

Unnati’s Piano Studio
It offers private piano lessons to music lovers who want to go for one-to-one learning. The instructors here believe in training minimum students with maximum efforts. Here, piano coaching is given in contemporary, western, classical and Bollywood style. Currently, the school has over 40 students and is running seven batches. Classes are held regularly, except Mondays. Students are also given theory classes on the skill of piano-playing, for better understanding and in order to enhance their learning experience.
Where: Sainik Farms
Fee: R2,400 for four classes
Tel: 011-29556936
Timing: 11am-7pm

Passionotes — The Piano School
This school concentrates more on practicals than the theory part of learning the piano. Here, an initial course of 20 classes is organised for the students, so that they can understand the basics. A projector has also been installed to facilitate the learning process. The school has its branches in Gurgaon, Malviya Nagar and Punjabi Bagh. Classes, which are one hour long, are held once in a week. Here, one can also learn to play drums and guitars.
Where: 172 A, second floor, New Colony, Old Railway Road, Gurgaon-122001
Fee: R2,000 for four classes
Tel: 9560500500
Timing: 10am-7pm

Learn Piano
This institute is known for its instructor who is a graduate from the Royal School of Music, London. Here, there are a total of eight grades, where you can learn the piano in contemporary, western and classical styles. The classes, which are one hour long, are held regularly in batches of five. Archita Trisal of this institute has performed in many live rock bands.
Where: E-15, Dronacharya Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase-1, Delhi-110091
Fee: R1,400 for four classes
Tel: 9818459988
Timings: 8am-8pm