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.
Summer and Fall enrollment open
Group lessons for children and adults
College students and professionals
Rehabilitation for injured musicians
Piano lessons in French
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.
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A variety of pricing options are offered based on lesson length, frequency and level.
For children: beginner and elementary level. Students receive 1 hour per week in groups of 2-3: $150/ month or $550 per semester.
Contact the Studio for more information about children and adult private tuition.
Group Piano Classes
2 locations in Kansas City: Waldo, UMKC, Westport
Group piano Lessons Registration Spring 2018
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
(60 minutes, $150/month or $550/semester)
Monday: 5-6pm 6-17 2/3 spots
Friday: 3-4pm 6-17 OPEN
4-5pm 6-17 FULL
Register here for Waldo spring 2018
UMKC: Group of 4-12 students for children and adults, by levels
(45 minutes: $197/semester)
5-6:45pm 9-13 Group Piano I
6-6:45pm 9-13 Group Piano II
7-7:45pm 13-99 Adult Piano III
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 Adult Piano I
3-3:45pm 14-99 Adult Piano II
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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