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Dena Maxwell Piano Studio

622 Handel Lane

Woodstock, Illinois  60098







Dena Maxwell Piano Studio offers beginner to advanced piano lessons for children starting at 4 years old.

Dena Maxwell Piano Studio is conveniently located on the northeast side of Woodstock with easy access to McHenry, Bull Run, Wonder Lake, Johnsburg and Crystal Lake.  

Learning Made Simple.  Here's how...

Lessons designed to fit each student.

Anna had a really hard time in piano. When she transferred to the studio,

she had completely shut down from the overwhelm.

She said there was just too much to remember and it was confusing.

However, lessons became simple with the right learning strategies.


Instead of long lists, we built a big picture overview and then filled in

the details. 

She also had an easy time remembering, if we color coded her steps.


Teaching to Anna's strengths made learning simple.   She loves playing

Beethoven and Chopin now.

Are you curious what learning strategies would make piano simple

for your child?


See for yourself at an introductory lesson. 


Lessons created to help students enjoy learning.  

I have often heard teachers, parents and kids say that piano lessons and practice are big struggles. Do you worry that your child will face similar struggles in lessons?


Lessons at Dena Maxwell Piano Studio offer creative and joyful lessons.  Practice struggles are out the window. We ditch that "P"  PRACTICE WORD and focus on PLAYING.

What makes learning simple for kids at the studio is turning practice into PLAY.  And by that, I don't mean it's just semantics.  We are serious about play.  It's good for the soul.  It takes the stress out of learning.

The studio is carefully and intentionally designed to create a learning environment to support the natural curiosity of the child. Hard stuff?  We do that together before kids go home.  


Kids will play naturally what they love.  They love what they are good at.  So we spend time figuring out how to make the music easier to learn at the lesson.  I spend time finding music they LIKE.  Games, duets, and cool sounding music make learning satisfying, enjoyable and just plain FUN.  

It's a recipe for true, long lasting success.

Here are just a few of the results you can expect for your child:


*pass their first piano books up to 2 times faster than the 30 minute lesson

*sight read fluently with the increased reading practice at the lesson

*compose and create music during the lesson

*enjoy playing at home instead of struggling to finish learning the assignment

*perform with confidence at recitals

*play more music

*read music they like

*develop independent piano skills 

Discover how your child can succeed in piano, too!  Find out more at the introductory lesson.  

Anna loves Chopin

"The lab style made a huge difference.

Both of my children were auditory learners.

 The lab helped their reading level improve to

catch up with the playing abilities."

Tricia Rutledge

See full testimonial here

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