Playing music is an emotionally rewarding and immensely gratifying activity
Private online piano lessons are personalized for you or your child
Is your child addicted to their electronic device?
Piano lessons- Help your child go from watching screens to writing symphonies
Advanced music-Piano Lessons
Let’s learn the piano!-Get into music at any age
Watching Screens. Writing Symphonies.
Is your child addicted to their electronic device?
Are you worried that they’re wasting all of their time on unfulfilling and unrewarding activities?
Help your child go from watching screens to writing symphonies
Are YOU in search of a stimulating activity that you won’t dread doing?
Welcome to Paul Miyai Piano lessons. You’ll have to excuse the alarmist headline up there, but in my experience, it’s the biggest anxiety parents approach me with: “I’m worried my kid isn’t cultivating any interests.” It comes in many forms, but at its core, this is the message I have encountered time and time again. As both a piano teacher and general music educator, my goal is not simply to train my students’ fingers to stroke the right keys at the right time, because then they’re just fancy pianolas! My goal has always been, and always will be, to help my students become more intellectually curious by fostering a fundamental love and appreciation for music.
The benefits of music education are nearly endless. Studies show that children who learn to play an instrument at an early age excel in school, are more emotionally intelligent, and are generally capable of grasping richer concepts and generating more abstract thought. I can’t tell you how many adults I teach who tell me that they wish their parents had gotten them piano lessons as a child. The good news is that it’s never too late to get started. Playing music is an emotionally rewarding and immensely gratifying activity that is a perfect lifelong hobby. By enrolling your child in piano lessons online, you’re giving them a gift that will pay dividends for many years to come.
Ready to give your child a great head start in life? Or to finally add the missing piece you’ve been in search of your whole life? Let’s learn the piano!
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
― Leo Tolstoy
Hi, I’m Paul. Paul Miyai, to be exact. I’m a professional pianist that’s played shows all across the world. I am well-versed in a wide variety of genres. In addition to my professional playing, I’ve spent the last 20 years helping students fall in love with music through an exploration of what is (in my humble opinion) the most enchanting instrument - piano.
As a piano instructor, I’ve worked with children and adults alike. I have a varied didactic skill set that can meet the unique learning needs of any student, whether they prefer enchanting classics or modern pop. My private online piano lessons are personalized for you or your child, regardless of existing skill level. The only thing you won’t get as my student is bored! In contrast to traditional piano instruction, my lessons are designed to be fun and engaging. After all, that’s what music is!
Piano has always been a passion for me and one of the biggest reasons for that is I always played music I loved. I keep that in mind now I am the teacher. Passion is going to fuel you when you want to learn music. I will take into consideration why you are studying the piano and long term goals. Once that is established then I can make a program that can get you to your goal.
My goal is to offer reasonably priced lessons for all ages and levels. I offer personalized one-on-one piano lessons either in the student’s home or wherever you have an internet connection.
I help guide and foster students in a range of different musical styles including: classical, pop, jazz and musical theatre. We also prepare students for university and conservatory entrance auditions, music school exams
Paul is really a gem of a piano teacher! He is classically trained but as a working musician, his skills are highly diverse. He is incredibly inspirational as a teacher and so passionate about music as an individual! We've had a few piano teachers before, but I have to say Paul is one of the best out there! He has been amazing at inspiring our 12 year old daughter, and I was so impressed that I am now also taking lessons from Paul!!
Linda-Mother of 12 year old daughter
"Paul understands how modern kids tick and gives them the tools to learn. He is always positive and he teaches them why they need to learn as well as how to practice. He has made my kids love the piano again and love jazz too!"
Mother of students Ted and Toby,
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Paul focuses on getting the fundamentals right and makes learning music accessible and fun with his down-to-earth and relatable approach. He's the kind of teacher I wish I had as a young student..."
50 Years–Old, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Paul is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him. I have taken lessons with him for nearly 10 years. He is able to teach in many areas such as pop, jazz, classical, funk or rock. He is also super supportive, positive and understanding.
14 Years Old
Paul is a fantastic teacher and would highly recommend him. He has been teaching my kids (12 and 14 year olds) and myself (adult learner who never played an instrument before) for about 8 months and we love his style of teaching and we are really enjoying the classes. He adjusts so well to everyone’s style and pace and we love our weekly classes.
Adult Student and Mother Of Two Students
Paul is an amazing piano teacher, I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for a teacher.
Paul is a great teacher! He takes each student's interests into account when planning lessons. Makes learning piano fun. Results are amazing!
Heather-Mother of 12 year old student
Paul is a wonderful piano teacher. He is wonderfully patient and encouraging with both my sons. He truly takes their musical interests to heart in order to make them want to keep learning and playing piano.
Hedy-Mother of two students
I started taking piano lessons from Paul over three years ago and as an adult it can be very intimidating however that did not happen in the least. Paul is very professional, patient and understanding when it comes to teaching. He is an amazing teacher and I have learned so much from him and continue to do so each and every lesson. I encourage any adults out there who really wanted to play the piano to take lessons from Paul Miyai. You will not regret it. Paul deserves 5 stars all the way!
Kathi- Adult Student
Paul is a great teacher to have. He is very diverse and know a lot of genres in piano. He's also adaptive and will make a study plan based on your goals and how much time you can spend for the piano per week.
Anh - Adult Student
Paul Miyai is a wonderful pianist and a great teacher to boot. I was forced to learned to piano as a kid by my parents and have never found enjoyment in the art. Having dropped music for well over 20 years I decided to try and pick it back up. I found Paul early last winder and we've been having lessons for over 3 months now and I have to say the decision to go with Paul is one of the best I've ever made. H e is fun and energetic and every lesson seems to go by in the blink of an eye (for better or worse). We do our weekly lessons online through Zoom, and despite not being in-person Paul has an incredibly good ear and can quickly help identify and work on mistakes or weaknesses. I've improved significantly in a surprisingly short time all thanks to him, and I would recommend him to anyone new or returning to piano.
Timothy - Adult Student
Started taking his classes in July and have been enjoying piano classes since. He’s very enthusiastic and passionate about piano and helping you improve on your pieces, classical or modern songs, and even jazz. He can help younger children to adults and will help with what ever you need/want. Great and passionate teacher.
Paul is a very dedicated and creative piano instructor. I have been taking classes with Paul for a couple of years now! When i first shared my goal to learn how to improvise(i had classical training in piano as a child) he tailored classes to help me work towards that particular goal. He is always encouraging and motivating. I highly recommend classes with Paul!