About the Pianokids™ Creator
The Pianokids teaching method is the brainchild of Angela Grace, or “Ms. Angela”, as her piano students have called her for over 35 years.
Ms. Angela started her music training when she was 8 years old. She took traditional music lessons for years, and performed at classical piano recitals well into her teens.
After teaching piano for a number of years, a world renowned piano company invited Ms. Angela to a training program to learn how to teach piano to preschool children. She eagerly accepted.
Against the Grain
Somewhat against the traditional piano teaching mindset, Ms. Angela began to bring more and more 3- to 5-year-old children into her growing piano studio.
This age group became her sole focus starting in 1989, and over the next few years she fine-tuned her process of teaching piano to this very young age group.
She incorporated as Piano Kids, Inc., in 1994, and shortly after that, the program took off! The program gained popularity and the company expanded quickly.
For about ten years, the Pianokids team of professionals taught as many as 300 students per year in schools across multiple counties in Florida.
The Real Life Piano Kids
Ms. Angela is married to her beloved high school sweetheart, Danny, and is the proud mother of three children, Erica, Evan, and Erin. You might recognize these names from the characters in the Pianokids lesson books!
The three children each started learning piano with her curriculum at three and continued playing piano along with other band instruments, as well as enjoying tennis, barrel racing, surfing, and hunting through high school.
While Evan focused on other pursuits, Erica and Erin taught in their mom's studio during high school and into their college years. Erin is featured in the Virtual Piano Studio on the Pianokids website.