Piano Lessons

Kent Toalson, a performing Nashville piano player, teaches piano lessons at Green Hills Guitar Studios. Kent Toalson has been a session player and live keyboardist/organist for countless Nashville artists and bands over the last decade. As a student of pioneering local musicians Chris Wood and Regi Wooten, Kent learned the invaluable nature and profound musical guidance that comes from personalized lessons. His experience with diverse genres
in professional settings allows him to teach a wide variety of musical
styles and techniques, as well as provide insight on applied issues
like studio recording and networking for musicians. Kent believes in
meeting a student exactly where they are with their goals, while
creating a personal, feedback oriented approach to help them develop
and open their musical potential.

AREAS OF STUDY

Students at Nashville’s Green Hills Guitar Studio receive personalized, private keyboard lessons tailored to their specific needs and musical interests. Topics of instruction include (but are not limited to):

-Piano, Electric Keyboard, and Organ instruction for all skill levels and ages
-Jazz, RnB, Classical, Rock, Country, etc. styles
-Rhythmic, harmonic, & melodic approaches
-Taubman “coordinate motion” technique
-Licks, chops, & creative improvisation
-Chord voicing & chordal movement
-Getting gigs, networking, and band dynamics
-Recording studio prep & etiquette
-Audio engineering for keyboard players
-Live performance prep
-Learning songs by ear
-Memorizing songs
-Comping and identifying your role
-Hanon scales and exercises
-Notation
-Critical listening
-Nashville Number System, classical music theory, & non-Western approaches
-Stride piano & walking the bass
-Reading sheet music and building repertoire
-Having fun! (it’s important)

Visit the piano lessons page or call Green Hills Guitar Studio today for more information on how to sign up for piano lessons in Nashville with Kent. If you’re ready to get playing, fill out the contact form below.