Piano Lessons


Piano is one of the most commonly played instruments in the world and learning the piano provides a great foundation for all other musical pursuits. People take piano lessons for many different reasons, some may want to study advanced classical music, some may want to learn jazz improvisation, while many others are beginners looking to improve their skills and have fun. With there being so many different styles of teaching and types of piano playing it is important that you find an instructor to fit your needs. At Music Royale we have more than ten piano instructors with a wide variety of backgrounds and music degrees. We have students studying classical, blues, jazz, pop and even music recording with Garageband. Our piano lessons are customized to help achieve the personal musical goals of each student. We believe that anyone with a passion for music should have an opportunity to play, including students with physical disabilities or special needs. Every student is unique and your lessons should be too.

At Music Royale, we offer many performance opportunities throughout the year for our students. We have recitals and informal performances, as well as open mic nights and our very popular Rock School class. Our rates are very competitive and all of our lessons are scheduled month to month, with no long term contracts to sign. Music Royale is an independent music store owned and operated by local, professional musicians. We are located just 3.5 miles north of 270 in Powell, Ohio inside the Recreations Outlet (big red barn) shopping center, just west of the Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road intersection. We are just minutes from Columbus, Worthington, Dublin Lewis Center and Delaware and we have plenty of parking. Please check out the bios and videos of our piano instructors below.

Our lessons are customized to each student and we do our best to fit each student with the appropriate teacher. We believe this approach best serves our students and creates a fun and relaxed learning environment. Please contact us for teacher recommendations and available lesson times!


Abbey Bechtol

Instruments Taught: Piano, Bass, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Alto saxophone

Aster Kanke

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin

Ben Turner

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Drums

Ben’s lessons are about having fun, sharing knowledge, & creativity.

Caleb Hutslar

Instruments Taught: Piano

Carolyn Cline

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin

David Swank

Instruments Taught: Piano

Dr. Gaby Valladares

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds, Clarinet, Alto saxophone, Tenor saxophone

Jackson Neesley

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano

Kelly McLennan

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice

Maxwell Sebastian

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Bass

Megan Wetzel

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin, Viola

Nick Labita

Instruments Taught: Piano

Paul Baker

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Bass, Double bass, Strings

Phil Smith

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Bass

Race Lerma

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Bass, Strings, Violin, Banjo

Rob Cave

Instruments Taught: Piano

Scott Gorsuch

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Drums, Ukelele, Bass, Sound engineering

Sean Perry

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Cello, Violin, Viola

Sean’s love of performance is matched by that of his teaching. He has taught private lessons in violin/fiddle, viola, music theory/composition, and piano for the better part of a decade, with students ranging in age from 7 to adulthood.

Sydney McSweeney

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice

Thane Leshner

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Bass, Voice

Troy Kunkler

Instruments Taught: Piano, Drums