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Piano Forte Music School

Also serving San Carlos, Menlo Park, Belmont, and Redwood Shores

Piano school for kids can provide a lot of benefits, including better concentration skills and higher self-esteem. At Piano Forte Music School, we teach piano lessons to kids as young as age five. Contact our kids piano school today set up a lesson schedule for your child.


Reach Your Goals

Here at Piano Forte Music School, our first priority is to help our students reach their individual goals. Whatever you want to do with piano, our piano lesson school will provide you with a personalized lesson plan to help you achieve your music objectives.


Train With the Best

Our director, Marie Dvorkin, started playing the piano when she was five years old. She later attended Tchaikovsky College of Music where she graduated in Piano Performance. She also has a piano performance degree from California State University of Long Beach.

She has taught at a variety of music schools, and her passion is to teach children to love music. She believes in her students, and her number one goal is to help them build their appreciation for music and reach their personal goals.


Contact Us Today

We teach lessons to all levels from beginner to advanced, and we provide our students with a number of performance opportunities around the Emerald Hills, CA, area. From local music festivals to Carnegie Hall auditions, we can offer you the chance to grow your talents. We also offer student evaluation programs, including CM (MTAC) and ABRSM.

If you would like to set up piano lessons for yourself or your child, contact our piano school to learn more about your options. Call +1 (650) 454-6832, email school@pianoforte-music.com, or fill out our online form to discuss our courses and lesson plans.

welcome WELCOME TO

Piano Forte Music School

Our Piano School strives to bring confidence to all our future performers from their first note on the Piano to them wowing a crowd with their playing.

We're there at every note along the way so no matter what stage you're at. From 5 years up, we take students to the next level

We bring student through a wide range of material to help them develop an incredible musical foundation.

We craft a learning experience for every student to create a more enjoyable experience. All lessons are in one-to-one setting.

A starting point for all students

Call us about one of our starter courses or ask us about creating a lesson plan that fits with your schedule. Lessons start from $45.
about Our Approach

Why we are little different

We weave ear-training, sight-reading, and theory, with a strong foundation in ergonomic technique.

Piano technique

Music history and music theory

Ear training and sight reading

Preparing students to be at performance level

who Our Director

Marie Dvorkin

With teaching practice is based on fundamentals of Russian Piano School with more than 10 years experience

Background from Russia Piano School

Enthusiastic, patient, and friendly

10 Years Experience

Students Evaluations Program prep. (CM, ABRSM)

about Our School

Piano Forte Music School

Based in Redwood City, California and open all year long, including summer months

Tuition is monthly charged and is due during the first week of the month

Make-up lessons in case of missing a class

Open all year long, including Summer

Highest quality music lessons

One hour - $80, 45 min - $65, 30min - $45. First trial lesson is free

Operating hours; M-F 2-9pm, Saturday 9-6pm, Sunday closed

about Our Aim

Performance ready

We strive to ready our student to be excellent performers, ready to wow any audience

Ready students for music evaluations programs

Bringing students to national competitions

Performances at festivals and recitals

Instilling confidence through a depth of newly learn skills

about Our Promise to Parents

Confidence Creating

Learning a musical instrument has an incredible positive affect on children and young adults

Confidence boosting

Increased intelligence and improves memory

Fosters creativity and develops discipline

It's really great fun!

why us What Students Get

Why Chose Piano Forte?

Piano Forte Music School offers the full package for students of all types.

Excellent instruments

With a stunning grand piano and a range of fully weighted digital pianos, students learn on great instruments

Exceptional Learning

A well balanced approach to teaching helps your student learn the right way, and learn fast

Personalized Lessons

We work with the personality and skillset of students to craft an experience that works for them. No two students are the same.

Performance Training

We aim to bring student to a standard where they can confidently attend competitions and perform in front of an audience.


My son loves his lessons with Marie and comes home beaming. He's has become very dedicated and practices at home, it's great for his discipline! Marie is fantastic

Cecily Brown


Marie is the best! I am a player too and consider myself to have good technique, until I saw her play. She is giving my daughter excellent habits which has improved her skills tremendously.

John Evans


My daughter has gone from a beginner to an excellent player in a very short timeframe. She is so excited going to her lessons with Marie. She loves it! I've seen her confidence significantly increase also.

Jane Symth


Ask us about getting a personalized class today!

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