Lawson Piano Studio


"There are a handful of people in my life that I can honestly say have changed me. Betty Lawson is one of those very people. She didn't just teach me piano, she taught me to make music, song, how to flow and create. I will always remember how she taught me to just pound the keys, letting loose of all timidity...and maybe breaking a few keys. I'm honored to have had such a person's fingerprint in the music I make and life I live."

Lisa Stovall Gungor

Lisa and her husband Michael Gungor were nominated for two Grammy’s in February of 2011. Their Album "Beautiful Things" and the title song were nominated in the Best Gospel Song and Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album categories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How old does a child need to be to start piano lessons?
We usually start children at six years old although, there are exceptions. If you believe your child shows exceptional talent, we should meet and discuss the possibility of beginning lessons a bit earlier.
How difficult is it to learn to play the piano?
Playing the piano isn't difficult. Developing a good habit of practice is the most challenging aspect. Regular practice is a must in order to train the mind and hands to play well. Anyone that will be diligent to develop the "habit" of good practice will discover piano playing to be a joy.
How much should I practice?
The more practice the better! Students will progress more quickly if there is a daily practice routine. Attempting to "make-up" in one or two days will not produce the same result as developing a consistent daily habit. We recommend a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes every day for beginning students. After 4 to 6 months of study a student will then need to increase their daily practice time to 30 minutes. Intermediate students require at least 45 minutes of daily practice and advanced students require a minimum of 60 minutes a day. The more important question… "How should I practice?"… will be answered in detail during lessons.
What type of piano is needed to take piano lessons?
A traditional acoustic piano is best to develop the hands properly.
May I begin taking piano lessons on an electronic keyboard?
Yes, you may begin on an electronic keyboard but as soon as possible you will need a keyboard that has keys which are weighted and touch sensitive, although an acoustic piano is the best choice for proper development. There are a few electronic pianos that can be good substitutes, but must have the following qualifications:
  1. Eighty-eight keys
  2. Keys that are weighted
  3. Keys that are touch sensitive
  4. Full size keys
  5. Sustaining (damper) pedal.

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