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, quality piano instruction in an inspiring and nurturing environment.  The instructor, Dr. Maria Horváth is a concert pianist highly experienced in teaching piano to all ages (pre-school to adult) and levels (beginner to post-graduate).

The Art of Piano offers several programs, and the comprehensive curriculum is tailored to each student’s age, abilities and aspirations.  Dr. Horváth loves the variety and challenge of working with an exceptionally diverse student population, including a broad range of ages, abilities, goals and ethnicities.  Some students are aspiring music educators or performers, or young professionals with music degrees, while others take lessons for personal enrichment or therapeutic purposes.

The academic year is divided into three terms: fall and spring semesters, followed by a flexible summer session. In addition to the private lessons and occasional group classes, the studio holds five studio performance events a year.  Generally, lessons are taught on weekdays and special events take place on weekends.  Students are encouraged to participate in additional performances, achievement programs, and competitions.  They have won numerous competitions and scholarships at the regional and state levels.

The studio is located just across from Rochester Community Park, one mile from Springfield.  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.  The majority of students live in the Springfield area but some have come from Decatur, Jacksonville, and Havana.

Some questions may be answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page.  Contact the studio with additional questions or to schedule a trial lesson.


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