Adult students can get in shape and build confidence in a variety of dance styles. No matter your experience level, we have classes that emphasize the true artistry of dance.
Helping preschoolers build a love for dance in a preparatory program that emphasizes learning classroom skills and having fun.
New students learn the fundamentals of ballet, tap, and jazz in engaging, age-appropriate programs that focus on establishing a strong foundation.
From late beginner through intermediate and advanced levels, students develop technique and artistry as they progress with Piedmont School of Music & Dance.
Piedmont School of Music & Dance is proud to be home to private music lessons for all ages. Instruments offered include piano, voice, violin and guitar,
More than just a dance studio, Piedmont School of Music and Dance students build character and leadership skill alongside dance technique in a unique leadership training program.
Take a step into the spotlight in one of Piedmont School of Music & Dance's regular performances like the annual Student Recital or our original production of The Nutcracker.
Our experienced instructors are committed to helping students of all ages find success both in and out of the studio. Our instructors are passionate about helping each student build the confidence that comes from a positive dance training experience.
A well-rounded and effective program for teaching technique to young dancers (ages 2 – 4) in a fun, accessible way! The curriculum is broken down into 6 to 8-week sessions, for a total of 6 units to be taught over the course of the year. An original “Mila Story”, will accompany each theme along with seasonal pre-choreographed dances and seasonal newsletters for parents to review vocabulary and what’s being taught.
Click below to get started with a two-week trial of classes that includes FREE ballet slippers!
In the Piedmont School of Music and Dance Fundamentals program, new dancers ages 5 to 15 learn the dance technique, terminology, and skills that provide a strong foundation for future learning. Classes are a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz. Click below to get started with a two-week trial that includes an intro lesson and free dance shoes!
After mastering the fundamentals of dance, youth continue to develop their skills and have additional training opportunities as they progress through higher-level classes. New students with previous dance experience may also be accepted to more advanced-level classes after being evaluated by an instructor.
Youth accepted to Level 2 or above program will also be considered part of the Piedmont School of Music and Dance leadership team, charged with supporting the positive, character-building community we've worked so hard to build at the studio.
Ballet is the foundation of dance training. Students develop strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance by practicing ballet. All dance styles will refer to ballet technique and terminology. Fundamentals classes will devote 50% of time to ballet training.
The remaining class time is divided between tap and jazz dance. In tap classes, students develop rhythm and precision as they learn to move their feet to the beat. Jazz dance training helps students build expression and artistry in their movements.
Our Charlotte music school offers piano lessons for students of all abilities and ages. PSMD offers every style of piano lesson from jazz and classical to Gospel and pop. We have students who want to play for fun and others who wish excel at the collegiate level. Because PSMD has multiple piano instructors on staff, we are able to match students' needs with a faculty member who works best with their particular age, interest and skill level. Our instructors recommend starting piano lessons no earlier than 5 years of age. PSMD’s private piano lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are offered in 30-minutes, 45-minutes and 1-hour increments. For advanced level piano students, PSMD has instructors with their master’s degrees in piano who can prepare students for university auditions.
Voice lessons or singing lessons are popular among all ages at our Charlotte music school. Students are encouraged to sing their favorite songs from pop artists to classical arias. PSMD’s voice instructors all have university training and performance backgrounds in music, specializing in voice, and they sing everything from musical theater and jazz to opera. Our private, one-on-one voice lessons are offered in 30-minutes, 45-minutes and 1-hour increments. During a voice lesson students will learn about proper pitch, how to project and perform, proper breathing techniques and how to increase their range. Our schools offer 2 optional performance opportunities each year with our Winter Music Recital in January and Spring Music Recital in mid-June. PSMD’s music recital package includes a professional accompanist for our voice students.
Private guitar lessons at our Charlotte music school are offered in 30-minute, 45-minute and 1-hour increments. Due to hand size, our typical student is 8 years of age before beginning guitar lessons, but some students start even earlier with a junior sized guitar. PSMD’s excellent guitar staff provides lessons in acoustic, electric and bass guitar in all styles ranging from rock to jazz, classical to pop and Spanish to chording. Our guitar instructors have university training and or are professional musicians, so they understand the proper theory and technique regardless if a student is interested in metal or classical. PSMD has the teachers to help you and or your child become a successful guitar musician.
Violin lessons are one-on-one instruction and offered in 30-minute, 45-minute or 1-hour increments. Being that the violin is one of the smallest string instruments, our instructors can begin violin lessons as young as age 5. Our faculty offers violin and viola, as well as private fiddle lessons for students of all ages ranging from young children to adults. Our violin instructors have university training or are professional musicians and many perform regularly with local orchestras or bands.
Feel free to contact us by phone or click on "Get Started" below. We'll reach out to address any inquiries you may have, recommend suitable classes based on your proficiency, or arrange an in-class evaluation to ensure you're placed in the most fitting program for your current level.