Private One-On-One Piano Lessons in Hamilton and Stoney Creek

The Music Stand – Hester
Studio and Store

14 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON  L9A 5B5
(905) 574-9212

The Music Stand – Stoney Creek
Studio (by appointment only)

67 King Street East
Stoney Creek, ON  L8G 1J9
(905) 574-9212

We teach all ages, all levels

ages 5 and up

What can I expect?

Piano Teachers

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favourite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first few months. Our piano teachers enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.

What You Learn

Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A 7 year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a 57 year old taking up piano for the second time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose The Music Stand as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for music lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. During your first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favourite type of music and set goals to help accomplish whatever aspirations you have for yourself or your child. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Why Take Private Piano Lessons?

Better grades in school

High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers

Journal of Educational Psychology

Improved speech and reading

After musical training, children showed enhanced reading and pitch discrimination abilities in speech. Remarkably, 6 months of musical training thus suffices to significantly improve behavior and to influence the development of neural processes as reflected in specific pattern of brain waves.

Cerebral Cortex - Neuroscience Journal

Tuition Fees


Prices reflect private weekly 30-minute lessons. Music lessons are exempt from sales tax. A one-time $15 registration fee applies after the intro period.

New Student

$ 20.00 Per Lesson
New Students


$ 25.00 Per Lesson

Credit Card

$ 24.50 Per Lesson
Most Popular


$ 24.00 Per Lesson

Why Us?


years in business


students taught


annual lessons

All students enjoy:

10% off all music books

two recitals per year

progress reports and report cards

preparation for exams/competitions

  • University/College trained teachers, or with extensive professional performing experience
  • Private lessons provided to ensure students learn in the manner that is best suited for them
  • Students are able to choose from pop, jazz, rock or classical instruction
  • Choice of more than one teacher for each student to fit your child’s personality and learning style
  • Instruction available for children as young as 5 through adulthood
  • Ability to schedule private lessons for 2 or more family members at the same time to avoid hours of waiting and driving to different lesson providers each month
  • The Music Stand owns the school and retail store. You don’t have to go far to find books, instruments, or accessories. Everything you need can be found in one place.
  • The Music Stand offers instrument rentals and maintenance services
  • We offer The Music Stand Exams and Royal Conservatory Exam preparation for all grades
  • We prepare students for Kiwanis and any other music festival
  • Optional low pressure recitals offered at least twice a year free of charge
  • Desk staff available to assist you during all teaching hours, 6 days a week
  • Wide range of time slots available for music lessons
  • Students or parents are never required to fund raise for studio events
  • Year round program (Special Summer Program)
  • Competitive pricing and Tax Receipts available (Family discounts)
  • Easy access and free parking
  • 30+ years in the music lesson and retail business!