Our Philosophy


Studies show that children who take piano lessons have enhanced concentration and focus, having an "edge" academically, socially, emotionally, and later, professionally.  It's also an amazing creative outlet.  


Reach for the Stars Music Studio has a unique approach to learning music:  we think it should be fun!  Our non-traditional teaching methods are geared towards student accomplishment while being challenging, exciting, and motivating at the same time.  We believe our system allows children to reach their star potential!


It doesn't matter how old a person is:  from age five to age 80, everyone benefits from musical training.  But for children, we believe that music should be an integral part of a well rounded education.  Because music is built on spatial reasoning (rhythm, pitch, interval training), children who learn the piano naturally become better at other spatial things:  math, physics, and sports that involve negotiating time and space--like shooting baskets, catching and throwing balls while running, tennis, golf, and soccer.  And driving a car, too!  That's why we believe that children should start piano early.  But we also believe that the benefits shouldn't take years to manifest...Piano lessons should be a rewarding experience--immediately!

Does music make you smarter?

Music training has been found to be related to better language and mathematical skills, higher IQ, and overall greater academic achievement. Also, differences between musicians and non-musicians have been found in areas of the brain related to hearing and movement, among others.
— Assal Habibi. Senior research associate, University of Southern California

Neuroscience on piano lessons and senior citizens

Studies have shown that Seniors (age 60 to 85) without previous musical experience exhibited improved processing speed and memory after just three months of weekly 30-minute piano lessons and three hours a week of practice.

Piano lessons leads to a sharper mind in old age, according to a new study conducted by Brenda Hanna-Pladdy, a clinical neuropsychologist in Emory’s Department of neurology, and her colleagues.