My Approach and Philosophy of Teaching Piano

Play…   Learn…   Performis more than just a catchy slogan.

It is at the heart of how I teach Piano Lessons.

My goal is to help my piano students of all ages and abilities to reach their full potential as a piano player.


Playing the piano should always be FUN! Personally making music is part of what makes each of us a complete human being. It is as natural as breathing.

No matter when you begin your piano lessons — as a child or an adult — I will always try to make reaching your full musical potential a fun experience and a lasting source of enjoyment.


To me, one of the fun aspects of playing the piano has always been learning more about the music that I am performing: Who wrote it? What were/are they like? Where does the music come from? When was it written? How is it put together? etc.

I have gained a wealth of knowledge from the trivial to in-depth analysis to share with my piano students about what they are learning to play during their piano lessons.


Music is an essential form of human communication. There are times when you want to talk to yourself or play or sing alone when no one else is around. But even in prehistoric times, music has been a public art that has been used for communication and binding a community together.

During your Piano Lessons a major emphasis will be placed on learning to comfortably share your music with your family and friends.

Patrick Byrne, private piano lessons, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, elm grove, new berlin, milwaukee