Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons for Children and Teens in Denver and Thornton.

Piano Lessons

Our family-inclusive piano lessons for children are unique from other studios. Instructors at A Child’s Song primarily draw from the Bernard and Carol Shaak Method of piano instruction. This method allows for a parent to share in the joy of lessons along with their child. Parents learn with their children by playing duets and musical games, as well as setting practice schedules together.

The Shaak Piano Method is unique because it first teaches children to play by ear. This later gives students the foundational freedom to create music in any environment.

Within three to six months, students move to additional method books to learn sight-reading and become proficient using sheet music.

We also teach adults!

Piano Lessons for All Skill Levels

Our school promotes an atmosphere of acceptance and nurtures the development of all children and adults, regardless of situation or personal abilities. We offer individualized programs based on each student’s skill level and goals, including piano lessons for special needs students.

Group and Private Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons for Children at A Child's Song.
A piano student performs at our quarterly recital.

Private Piano Lessons 

A great opportunity for students to experience growth through personalized instruction. Students proceed their own pace, with a focus on learning comfortably. Weekly private piano lessons range from 30 to 60 minutes each week. Students with private lessons are also welcome to attend group keyboard instruction in order to socialize and learn with other children. Ages five – adult.

Group Keyboard Class for Kids 

Our monthly keyboard lesson class meets independently from private lessons. Group piano lessons consist of ensembles, rhythm training, ear training, theory, and musical games. A great way to meet new friends who share your child’s love of music! Ages five and up.

Students of A Child’s Song have participated and won awards in the TASHCO, Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Programs, Honor Orchestras and Jazz Bands.

Our Piano Instructors

Kristin Orlando. Piano Lessons for Children in Thornton and Denver.
Kristin Orlando, Piano Instructor at A Child’s Song.

Kristin Orlando

Kristin has been with A Child’s Song for over 16 years. She teaches Piano, AussieROO Toddler Gym, and Kindermusik. Her background is in early-childhood development and music. Kristin was recognized by Kindermusik International for their work with special needs children.

Kristin began playing piano at the age of four and studied under Carolyn and Bernard Shaak and Sandy Taylor. She loves to see the joy and sense of accomplishment when a student masters a new skill. In addition to teaching, she also enjoys chasing after her three boys, Luca, Gian, and Ario. She would like each family to be brought closer together through exploring music. kristin@achildssong.com


Cindy Trost. Piano Lessons for Children in Thornton and Denver.
Cindy Trost at A Child’s Song Winter Student Recital, 2017.

Cindy Trost

Cindy began piano lessons at the age of six. She received a B.A from the University of Northern Colorado in Special Education and Music and her Masters from Colorado State University in Education. She has given private piano lessons and was a special education teacher in Adams County. She is married, has two grown daughters, one grandson, and one granddaughter. cindy@achildssong.com



Sandy Taylor and Student. Piano Lessons for Children in Thornton and Denver.
Sandy Taylor with a piano student at our Winter Student Recital.

Sandy Taylor

Sandy has taught private piano lessons for children for over 30 years, and Kindermusik for over 16 years. Her educational background is in early childhood and music. She and her husband, Charles, were licensed foster parents and fostered over 30 infants. They are the proud parents of eight adopted children ranging in age from five to 30-years, and grandparents to six adorable grandsons. Their life purpose statement reflects our goals personally and professionally – to minister to children. Sandy is a Kindermusik Educator, AussieROO Educator, Piano Educator, and Interactive Metronome Therapist. sandy@achildssong.com

Piano Lessons Schedule

Email info@achildssong.com, or call 303-460-7408 with any questions about piano lessons or registration.


[Tuition is per month, based on 44 teaching weeks per year and includes all materials.]