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The North Shore Piano Studio Method

Students learn how to play the piano using a comprehensive method that helps build a strong musical foundation. Students learn by improving their ability to play technical exercises as well as work on fun, familiar songs. Lessons follow a structured process based on weekly goals to help students:

  • Learn how to read music by playing songs that they are familiar with

  • Play with proper technique and fingering

  • Build a solid rhythmic foundation

  • learn music theory and understand how music is composed

  • Develop a personal sense of musicality by encouraging artistic choices

  • Be able to perform their favorite songs for others with confidence and ease

In addition to a comprehensive musical foundation, students also have the opportunity to learn the following subjects:

  • How to improvise

  • How to compose their own songs

  • How to play and sing at the same time

  • How to play other keyboard instruments such as analog synthesizers, electric pianos and organ

  • How to record music and make it sound great using professional music engineering, production and mixing techniques

  • How to become a successful musical artist

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About Brad Alderman

I have three main passions in my life: listening to music, playing music, and teaching others how to play music. I started playing the piano at the age of 7 surrounded by a musical family who listened to all types of music. Much of my life has been focused on mastering the different genres I now enjoy; including classical, jazz and contemporary music. I love learning the music of each decade and continue to learn the popular music of today. I share with my students the many types of piano techniques and all the wonderful songs I have learned.


I began teaching piano lessons to children while pursuing a degree in Piano Performance at Berklee College of Music. After college I joined the piano faculty at the Bosse School of Music and then later started the "Rock Band For Kids" program at Medfield Makes Music. I also pursued my professional career as some talented college friends and I formed our own rock band named Gentlemen Hall with myself playing piano, synthesizers and composing with the group. We quickly gained success in the Boston area winning an MTV Music Award, three Boston Music Awards and were voted Boston's Best Band in 2012. Our music was played at Fenway Park and featured on television shows and commercials for brands such as Target, Samsung and Microsoft. We signed a record deal with Universal Records in 2014 and recorded four albums resulting in over 10 million streams online as well as performing our music in concerts all over the country. I now use my professional experience in the music industry to help students who want to succeed as musical artists.

On the cover of the Boston Phoenix after being voted Boston's Best Band in 2012

On the cover of the Boston Phoenix after being voted Boston's Best Band in 2012

I opened the North Shore Piano Studio in Lynn, Massachusetts in early 2018 to create an inspiring environment to share my knowledge and experience with the Boston North Shore community. As we have quickly grown this year, we now have multiple talented teachers for new students. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to learn!