Piano Lessons in Mile End, Montreal, also available on Zoom.

I believe the skill of playing the piano can be learned quickly and by anyone! Regardless of your experience level I will find repertoire you will like. This will keep you engaged and progressing in your piano studies. Whether you are preparing for the RCM piano exam or want to learn how to write a song, I can guide you through the process. Learning to play the piano is a rewarding gift that gives back in immeasurable ways. A skill to cherish for life, to share with others or to nurture as your own personal passion.


Kara Keith

BFA film and painting studies,
Diploma Classical Piano RCM,
Professional recording artist and international performer for over 20 years

About Kara

I was drawn to the piano at a young age and began learning songs by ear. I had the incredible opportunity to study for many years under Dan Morin in Calgary Alberta and was instilled with the value of practicing which helped me reach goals beyond my imagination. I went on to study at The Mount Royal Conservatory of Music but a repetitive strain injury kept me from graduating their program. At the time, I was disappointed but found a new way of making music, the expression of which carried me through the tough times

I became a singer-songwriter and over the next twenty years wrote and produced ten albums and toured with various bands. After an artist residency at The Banff Centre, I worked with Grammy nominated engineer Howard Bilerman at the Hotel2Tango recording studio in Montreal. As a consequence I fell in love with the city made Montreal my home where I have been teaching piano since 2010.

Kara Performing with her band UN at The Lethargy Festival in Zurich CH
During the lessons we work together to develop a consistent practice that will be fun and effective for you to reach your goals and will include*:
  • technique; scales, chords and arpeggios
  • ear training; playing by ear, interval identification, listening games
  • note reading; beginner, intermediate, advanced (RCM grade I-X)
  • repertoire from all genres; with a focus on classical piano, movie soundtracks and pop
  • song writing; composition, lyrics and arrangement and creative play
  • performance and piano exam preparation (for RCM candidates and all recital participants)

    *note: lessons are offered both in person at my Mile End studio in Montreal and online through ZOOM

Notes from my Students

I started piano lessons and within 5 weeks I was able to play 3 short pieces from memory. Kara is a great teacher and quickly understood the right method that worked for me

– Jennifer P. (32 yrs old)

Throughout my two years of lessons, Kara has pushed me to play and create music I never thought I could. I learn not only how to play music, but to feel and understand it. Also, Kara is very wise and funny

– Sashka (16 yrs old)

She opened my heart, my hands and my mind to the wonder of making music and effortlessly instilled the passion to practice–willingly and often. This is the unrivaled magic of learning the piano from Ms. Kara Keith. Fabulous fun–truly memorable–even as a mature student who always wanted to learn to play and finally got the chance through this lovely lady

– Elaine M (55 yrs old)

I like how she teaches, i really like how its done. I like the songs she picks they really flow. I feel very comfortable with Kara

– Iggy (8 1/2 yrs old)

Lesson Fees

  • $25 per 1/2 hr. lesson (children)
  • $35 per 45 min. lesson (children and adults)
  • $45 per 1hr. lesson (adults)
  • $50 per 1hr drop-in (un-enrolled)
  1. All Ages & Levels
  2. Classical Music / Song Writing
  3. Recital Opportunities & Preparation for Piano Exams
  4. Community outreach such as visiting Retirement Homes and Hospices
  5. Highly Customized and Thoughtfully Designed Lessons


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Email[email protected]
Phone: 514-476-8862