Under the leadership of Joy Kiszely, winner of the Steinway Piano Top Teacher Award for 2016, The Main Line Conservatory of Music is the perfect environment for serious and gifted young pianists, ages 5 through 18. The school provides the best possible education, guidelines, and practical training necessary to the qualified piano student who wishes to pursue a career in music, as well as to music-loving children whose aims are non-professional.
Students at the Conservatory receive close individual training with teachers who are passionate about music and know how to reach a child through a carefully planned program designed to fit the student’s need and ability. An integral part of the piano instruction is the enrichment of the student’s musical knowledge which arouses his interest in, and appreciation of, music.
When students are ready for public performance and competitions, we provide them with a variety of performance opportunities which set goals, stimulate their best efforts, help them grow musically, and experience personal development through music.
The secret to our 5 decades of success in nurturing and developing the musical potential of each student is the revolutionary approach to music education pioneered by Zoltán Kodály. The infusion of the principles of Kodály music training into the piano lesson develops fluency in reading and writing music, enhances sight-reading and sight-singing, improves mental and physical co-ordination as well as pianistic technique, and enables artistic and intelligent performance - making the learning of music a joyous experience which lasts a lifetime.