The early years
Piano Power was founded in 2001 by Abraham Levitan, a Yale graduate and Northbrook native. From a small group of core students, Abraham quickly built up an enthusiastic following in Highland Park, Deerfield, and Lake Forest.
His students were engaged and inspired, playing a repertoire of songs they knew and loved, and even writing their own music. They were progressing rapidly, and they loved showing their achievements in recitals.
Meanwhile, their parents loved the hassle-free experience of having lessons at home. Sometimes they joined in and took lessons as well.
By 2007, a growing number of students began clamoring to learn “the Piano Power method” — and they wanted instruction in guitar, voice, and drums, too. The time had come to build Piano Power into an inspired team. In selecting and training this team of great instructors, Abraham adhered to the core tenets of the Piano Power method:
- A flexible approach to repertoire, giving students the opportunity to play what they want.
- A team of dynamic, engaged instructors who are excited about their teaching.
- A special focus on original composition.
- A holistic understanding of the culture of each Piano Power family — what they want for their kids, and how music instruction supports these goals.
- An emphasis on fostering a lifelong love of music.
At this point, Piano Power was truly off and running. Since 2007, Piano Power has grown into a community of over 150 students in Chicago and the North Shore. Our energetic and creative teachers offer their students a level of customization and attention unmatched by any other music-lesson provider.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Piano Power. For another perspective, check out this great article from Pioneer Press.