Unlock your Musical Potential

Dayton’s Premier Music School Since 2005

Registration For 2024 – 2025 Begins August 1!

Welcome to The Piano Preparatory School!

Since 2005, The PPS has provided first-class music programming for the greater Dayton area.  We offer private instruction as well as classes and camps.  Our focus is on developing the whole musician, and our dedicated and passionate instructors are not only outstanding teachers, they are accomplished professionals. We can’t wait to share our love of music with you to help you reach your musical goals! Read More

Whether you want to... learn pianodevelop your vocal rangeplay violin or violaperform guitarcollaborate musicallycompose songsimprove your confidencerefine your techniqueexpress yourself musicallyprepare for an auditionor just have fun...

See what our students say…

We love the teachers at PPS! Each one is an accomplished musician and knows how to inspire the love of music in kids. It is the perfect blend of structure and fun to engage and challenge students. Everyone is very professional and organized. They offer many extra enrichment and performance opportunities, which makes students focus and take their practice and understanding to the next level. Highly, highly recommend for any kiddo who wants to learn an instrument or sing.

Busy Mom

We have been part of The Piano Prep School since 2007. All three of our children started with The Beginning Piano Program. It is a great introduction to music and set them up for continuing piano lessons as well as other instruments. I love having different instructors in one place as it gives us exposure to different teaching styles and flexibility with our schedule!

Sophie, Claudia & Charlotte's mom, Oakwood

I’ve been taking adult piano lessons for many years, and highly recommend the professional studio, friendly teaching staff and overall experience.

Adult Student

I just had to drop you a quick note and let you know how fabulous your vocal teacher Emily is! WOW! The first lesson was so far beyond my expectations…We were very impressed with Emily and her energy and passion for singing. I sat in the first lesson and was blown away.

Julie's mom, Beavercreek

Marvin’s teacher is very patient and helpful. The teacher offers Marvin many interesting learning materials, and maintains clean notes for every class, which are very easily to understand for Marvin.

Marvin's mom

Our three children have taken lessons at The Piano Preparatory School over the course of ten years. We have worked with four different teachers, and they have each been extremely professional and encouraging. The staff is courteous and go out of their way to make the school a welcoming musical “home” for our family. We can’t recommend The PPS enough!

JSM, Beavercreek

My son Jayden has been with Piano Prep for since 2011 and I have been very happy with the instruction he has received. His teacher shows great patience with him and with my beginner Jordan. She truly strives to fit the student with the right music and I greatly appreciate that. We intend to stay with this school for a long time and may even branch out to add voice and guitar as the kids get older. I highly recommend Piano Preparatory for any age!

The Jones Family, Beavercreek

My daughter has taken piano at the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek since 2014. We enrolled her at the school on the recommendation from several friends whose kids have gone there and all were extremely happy. My daughter has had amazing, talented and very patient teachers; it’s been a great experience for her!  We would highly recommend the school to anyone looking for wonderful, professional and top-notch piano instruction!

Lauren’s mom, Beavercreek

After returning to the piano as an adult I’ve been stunned by the care and professionalism of The PPS. My love of classical piano has flourished in this setting.

Jim A., Beavercreek

The Piano Preparatory School offers a high quality piano classes with outstanding faculty members. Students enjoy not only the classes but also variety recitals and performances. The faculty are very patient and keep clear notes for each class.

Current Student

Piano Prep is a wonderful staple of the Beavercreek and music community! The learning opportunities they provide are vast and engaging to multiple types of learners. With so many types of classes, instructors, and learning programs available, there is something for everyone to help them succeed in their musical journey, from birth all the way to adulthood. As a music teacher myself, PPS is always my top suggestion to my students looking to start piano lessons!

Heather G., Beavercreek

When we visited The Piano Preparatory School, I knew we had found the perfect place for the girls. They quickly began to absorb the piano theory that had been lacking in their prior piano instruction and grew in their confidence at the piano. We enjoyed seeing them perform in many student recitals. When my youngest decided she wanted to try guitar, we were supported in that decision and her transition to a new instrument
and teacher were seamless. We have always found the faculty and staff to be professional, friendly, and approachable. We could not be more pleased with our decision to enroll our girls at PPS.

Mariell & Maggie’s mom, West Carrollton

My teacher, as always, was very professional and enjoyable to work with, and the school itself was diligent in sending any updates/information as needed.

Current Student

Having my daughters take piano lessons at The Piano Prep School was the best decision I could have made. I appreciate that they are able to study with a remarkable teacher and musician. They are not only learning how to play an instrument, they are learning a life long love of music.

Anna & Bethany’s mom, Oakwood

Our oldest daughter has been taking piano lessons at The Piano Prep School since 2007. We have since added three more daughters to the schools’ program. The PPS not only offers exceptional private lessons, but also a diverse portfolio of formal recitals, competition opportunities, and special events with music experts. These experiences are invaluable to our daughters’ learning experience. Their instructor continues to
perform throughout the US and abroad. Her continued involvement reflects her dedication and commitment to bringing the best to her students. We have highly recommended and will continue to recommend the Piano Prep to anyone looking for a school that offers superior quality music programs.

Katie, Emma, Dani & Grace's mom, Springboro

Our son, Sam, has been taking piano lessons at The Piano Prep School since 2015. He joined the school only weeks after our move from Canada to the United States, and since then the school has been an important part of his life. Thanks to his instructor’s expertise and care, Sam has rapidly grown as a young pianist. In addition to providing great technical instruction, Sam’s instructor has also helped him develop important habits such as effective practice techniques, appreciation of different music styles, and learning from his peers’ experiences through group workshops and performances. His instructor has helped him understand the importance of reflecting on his musical trajectory and designing the future of his journey as a musician. Sam’s teacher has also generously helped us with the logistical challenges involved in learning to play a musical instrument such as purchasing a reliable piano and choosing the best educational materials. Leaving Canada, Sam had to leave behind the music school he liked, but luckily he immediately found himself in another caring community at The Prep School and we are thankful to the staff and management of the school for creating such a warm and nurturing atmosphere.

Sam’s parents, Oakwood

Our child has seen quick progress in piano, the teachers and staff are kind and professional, and she feels right at home with the various recitals and extra activities that are offered. Excellent music school!

Travis H., Beavercreek

My son has been a Piano Prep student since the 1 st grade, 7 years and still taking lessons. He has had excellent instructors in both violin and piano. I recommend Piano Prep to any parent who asks about music lessons.

Jake, Beavercreek

My children have taken private lessons from numerous studios, but we have found our experience at The Piano Prep School to be superior, both in the level of professionalism displayed and in the quality of the instructors. The school also offers many workshops, classes and performances in addition to private lessons which makes learning music fun and relevant. We highly recommend The Piano Prep School!

Alex & Nathan’s dad, Centerville

The Piano Prep School has offered my children an incomparable learning experience and has continued to foster their desire to gain more knowledge about music. Their instructor, who exemplifies exceptional patience, differentiates her lessons to meet the learning styles of each of my two children, yet she never compromises her high expectations for each child to be most successful.

Mackenzie & Maguire's mom, Yellow Springs

The Piano Preparatory School has given our children the right balance of being challenged, encouraged and coached. Staff goes above and beyond to be  accommodating to our needs. We love the regular recitals that give our children the opportunity to display their skills and become comfortable in front of a crowd. After each lesson we see our children grow in their confidence and in their love of music.

Emilia & Ethan's mom, Bellbrook

I have been with PPS for seven years and I love the musical community there! My oldest daughter is a serious student, highly considering a profession in music and her lessons are designed for an advanced student. My middle daughter has no long-term plans for the piano and she is developing at a slower pace musically. PPS matched both my daughters with teachers who meet their respective needs and they are thriving
musically in their own ways at PPS. The enrichment opportunities are also amazing for anyone interested in deeper involvement in music. For example, my kids have enjoyed some of the addition group classes and they also have ensemble options my oldest daughter has considered.
My sister runs a piano school in Carmel, Indiana and pointed me toward PPS seven years ago, indicating it was my best piano option in Dayton! After seven years, I can confirm PPS is definitely the BEST!

Liz C., Beavercreek

We have been very pleased so far with The Piano Preparatory School. We have a child enrolled that is just starting to learn piano and a younger child interested that is having a blast in the Saturday morning Music Makers class.

Eric S., Beavercreek

Three of my children have found this place their musical home, and all three love it! I strongly recommend this school over traditional in-home piano lessons because the program offers a lot of structure, performance opportunities, judging events, and enrichment classes that encourage students to go deeper into their piano education. The forward-looking schedule adds some rigor and creates milestones for students to shoot for, and this also provides them with regular feedback that allows them to feel pride in their accomplishments with a desire to go farther. I truly think my son would have quit piano a long time ago if he was not at PPS, but this program challenges him, rewards him, and now (after 10 years), he is so proud of the fact that he can go anywhere, see a piano, sit down and play – and people will come listen. The instructors are all highly accomplished musicians, and having access to this many music professionals in one place is also a huge bonus! If you are going to invest in music, PPS provides exceptional value!

Shana A., Beavercreek

Our family has been in the care of this amazing school for over a decade. Everyone has encouraged and supported our children every step of the way. We are so thankful for The PPS!

Meghan M., Beavercreek

My children joined Piano Prep School in 2016. Jennifer did a great job of assessing each individual child and recommending which teachers would be best suited for them. What is best about it is that their private lessons are scheduled at the same time, which is very convenient for my schedule. The additional diverse instruction and performance opportunities are an added benefit for my kids and the best part is that they enjoy it!

Grace, Emily & Jimmy’s mom, Centerville

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