Professional piano instruction for all ages and levels,

building skills for the lifelong enjoyment of playing music,

with a focus on musical expression and artistry



The Art of Piano is a full-time piano studio dedicated to providing students with personalized piano instruction in an inspiring and nurturing environment.  The instructor, Dr. Maria Horváth, is a concert pianist highly experienced in teaching piano to all levels and ages, beginner to post-graduate, preschooler to adult.

The comprehensive curriculum is tailored to each student’s age, ability, and aspirations. Dr. Horváth loves the variety and challenge of working with an exceptionally diverse student population. Some students are aspiring music educators or performers, others are young professionals with music degrees, and the majority takes lessons for personal enrichment or therapeutic purposes.

Dr. Horváth’s primary goal in teaching is to prepare students for a life-long enjoyment of music making, while also contributing to their personal, intellectual, emotional, and creative development.  The focus is on musical expression right from the start. A healthy piano technique and well-rounded musicianship skills are cultivated as the foundation for creativity, artistry and the ability to move hearts by playing music.

Students of The Art of Piano have won numerous competitions and scholarships at state and regional levels. The studio holds five performance events a year and students are also encouraged to participate in graded achievement programs and additional performances.  

The studio is located a mile from Springfield, IL, across from Rochester Community Park.  Most lessons are taught in person but the studio’s outstanding setup for remote instruction enables students to switch between in-person and remote lessons any time. Students may gain additional insight into historical styles of music by playing a variety of modern and period keyboard instruments at the studio.

The academic year is divided into two semesters and a flexible summer session.  Private lessons and the occasional group classes are normally taught on weekdays, while special events take place on weekends.


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