Music, Listening and Wellness
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private and group Piano Lessons

Dr. Boccard has more than 15 years of experience teaching piano to all ages and levels, including college students. Lessons focus on: technique, theory, history, various styles, memorization, floor activities, computer games, and performance training. Dr. Boccard's students participate in recitals, master classes and festivals in the Kansas City area. 

Enroll in Piano Lessons

Dr. Boccard is currently accepting students of all ages and levels in his studio based in Kansas City's Waldo neighborhood.

Fall enrollment open

Request a free 30-minute trial lesson 


Lessons Offered

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Adults

  • Group lessons for children and adults

  • College students and professionals

  • Rehabilitation for injured musicians

  • Skype lessons

  • Piano lessons in French


About

Dr. Boccard has more than 17 years of experience teaching piano to all ages and levels, including college students. Lessons focus on: technique, theory, history, various styles, memorization, floor activities, computer games, and performance training. Dr. Boccard's students participate in recitals, master classes and festivals in the Kansas City area. Most of Dr. Boccard’s students enter the Royal Conservatory of Music program earning the highest scores.

Observe a lesson with a beginner student here

Observe a lesson with an advanced student here

tuition

A variety of pricing options are offered based on lesson length, frequency and level.

Contact the Studio for more information about children and adult private tuition.

 

Dr. Boccard's
qualifications

A highly trained and certified pianist, Dr. Boccard has obtained many music degrees and certifications in both Europe and the USA.

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My child looks forward to every lesson... I see her progress. A benefit to these group lessons is that she holds herself more accountable because she wants to keep up with the other students. I think it’s a great option to private lessons.
— Missy G.
Aurélien has been very professional in his approach with my grand daughter and at the same time warm and caring. She continues to enjoy her lessons with him and looks forward to each new session.
— Mike G.
We are so grateful that Aurélien is our daughter’s first piano teacher. He is very patient, kind and encouraging and the piano teacher and role model I wished I’d found as a young girl. Our daughter looks forward to her weekly lessons. Aurélien is amazing with children and he creates an environment that is friendly and inspiring.
— Alison T.

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Group Piano Classes

2 locations in Kansas City: Waldo, UMKC

Group piano Lessons Registration Fall 2019

Dr. Boccard offers Group Piano Lessons to children, teenagers and adults. These lessons are held weekly in two different locations. Group lessons are a great way to learn with friends at a cheaper cost than private lessons. Young students often move faster as they feel more motivated.

Waldo: Group of 3 students, mixed levels

Monday:

4-5pm 6-17 Group piano

5-6pm 6-17 Group Piano

Friday:

4pm -5pm 6-17 Group Piano

5-6pm 6-17 Group Piano

Register here for Waldo spring 2018

UMKC: Group of 4-12 students for children and adults, by levels

Tuesday:

5-6:45pm 9-13 Group Piano I

6-6:45pm 9-13 Group Piano II

Saturday:

8:30-9:15am 3 Pre-Piano I

8:30-9:15am 4-5 Piano-Readiness I

9:30-10:15am 6-9 Piano Readiness I

10:30-11:15am 7-10 Piano Readiness II

11:30-12:15pm 7-10 Piano Readiness III

1-1:45pm 7-12 Piano Readiness IV

2-2:45pm 14-99 Piano Readiness V

3-3:45pm 14-99 Adult Piano I

4-4:45pm 14-99 Adult piano II

REGISTER HERE for UMKC classes

Interested in Private Lessons? Contact me and Request a free 30-minute trial lesson 


Keyboard Injury Prevention

In his desire to transmit and help others through music, Dr. Boccard's interest has brought him to study and seek knowledge outside of the scope of music performance in fields such as bio-mechanics, human anatomy, somatic education, psychology and coaching. He has been working in the field of injury prevention for pianists and musicians with some of today's leading methods and approaches such as the Lister-Sink method, the Taubman approach and Alan Fraser’s approach to technique.

Dr. Boccard's interest for holistic methods has brought him to work intensively with Alexander technique teachers and Feldenkreis® practitioners. He is also a practitioner of the Tomatis® Method, a technique of sound sensory stimulation that has tremendous success helping children and young adults with developmental delays, psychomotor difficulties, attention and communication disorders.

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Dr. Boccard is great with our son, who started piano lessons at age 13. We appreciate his knowledge and willingness to work with our son’s playing style.
— Carrie D.
Aurélien has an exceptional approach to fostering a child’s appreciation of music. The structure of his class is dynamic and engaging; he is exposing children to the piano but also core musical concepts like rhythm, soft and loud sounds, high and low notes. His approach is grounded in creativity, encouragement, and close observation of his students. In teaching piano, Aurélien has found his vocation.
— Laura A.