Committed to Excellence in Piano Studies Since 1967
We provide the best possible education and practical training for the qualified piano student who wishes to pursue a career in music, as well as for music-loving children whose aims are non-professional.Enroll now
Becoming a Pianist at The Main Line Conservatory of Music
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 to develop each student’s love of music and pianistic skill, whether as a life-long joy or as a profession.
Students must make a commitment to more than just regular attendance. Daily practice, weekly assignments, and a positive attitude play an important role in the success of those enrolled at the Main Line Conservatory of Music.About Our Methods
Founded by Accomplished Musicians
Located in Ardmore, the Main Line Conservatory of Music was founded by Dr. Andor and Joy Kiszely in 1967.
Over their 5 decades of teaching, the Kiszelys produced winners in major competitions and many of their students went on to serve on the faculties of universities and colleges. Others have followed their example and founded music schools that proudly carry on the musical tradition they learned at the Main Line Conservatory.
The Main Line Conservatory of Music has given its students who desire to perform opportunities to take part in competitions, as well as college preparatory courses for those planning to major in music. Each decade of the school's history has had its share of outstanding achievements.About Our History
Making the Learning of Music a Lasting Experience
The founders of the Main Line Conservatory took their inspiration from the revolutionary approach to music education pioneered by Zoltan Kodály. The influence of Kodály’s principles has led to five decades of success in nurturing and developing the musical potential of each student. As such, piano lessons at the Main Line Conservatory help develop fluency in reading and writing music, enhance sight-reading and sight-singing, improve mental and physical coordination as well as pianistic technique, and enable artistic and intelligent performance - making the learning of music a joyous experience which lasts a lifetime.Enroll Now
To Grow Musically and Experience Personal Development
When students are ready for public performance and competitions, the Main Line Conservatory of Music provides them with a variety of opportunities which set goals, stimulate their best efforts, help them grow musically, and experience personal development through music.
Concerts & Recitals
Deepens the students' understanding and control of a piece and is an invaluable tool for general personal growth.Concerts
A fascinating process to reach one’s full potential as a musician and a person through performance preparation.Competitons
playing with orchestras
A peak experience of learning and performing a movement of a Concerto, accompanied by either a second piano or an entire orchestra.Orchestras
This experience has all the ingredients of concerto preparation, with the added fun of sharing your practice with a friend.Duets
Bringing the student to a new level of awareness about the piece they perform through coaching by a master teacher.Master Classes
A significant musical growth experience which develops high musicianship and imagination.Chamber Music
Music is a manifestation of the human spirit, similar to language. Its greatest practitioners have conveyed to mankind things not possible to say in any other language. If we do not want these things to remain dead treasures, we must do our utmost to make the greatest possible number of people understand their idiom.― Zoltán Kodály
Meet Our Skilled and Experienced Teachers
Students at the Main Line 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.
Our Outstanding Students Throughout the Years
When students are ready for public performance and competitions, we provide them with a variety of performance opportunities which help them set goals, grow musically, and experience personal development through music.
Our Outstanding Teaching Throughout The Years
Read What Parents Are Saying About The Main Line Conservatory And Its Teachers.
“Main Line Conservatory of Music is a great school. Both of my daughters studied piano there and won many prestigious competitions. Besides the piano classes, the school also offers the Kodaly theory class which is very unique and helpful to develop the musicianship. Highly recommend!”
― Jin Zhang, parent