Perkins Center for the Arts Conservatory of Music offers piano lessons at our 2 locations in Moorestown and Collingswood, NJ. Organ lessons are offered in our Moorestown, NJ location. Music theory is incorporated into piano lessons. Composition lessons are also available. Lessons are available for students of all levels from beginner to advanced and for ages 5 to adult. Our faculty also offers in home private lessons upon request throughout South Jersey.
About Perkins Center for the Arts
Perkins Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality music and art education in South Jersey. The Conservatory of Music at Perkins Center for the Arts has been the premier provider of private and ensemble music instruction in the region since 1977. Programs support and expand the understanding and appreciation of classical and contemporary music by the greater community while employing and supporting professional musicians who preserve, teach and promote this work.
Iris Lelkes – Mrs. Lelkes earned her music degree from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel and has more than 30 years of experience as a private piano teacher, accompanist and chamber musician.
Irina Nenartovich – Mrs. Nenartovich earned her music degree from Saint-Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, is an accomplished pianist and composer, has authored 12 original method and repertoire books and has been teaching piano since the beginning of her music career.
Inna Nikolyukin – Mrs. Nikolyukin earned her degree in music from Donetsk State Music College (Ukraine), has extensive experience with the Suzuki method and choral conducting and has been teaching piano for over 20 years.
Carol Porter – Mrs. Porter received her degree in Music Education from Crane School of Music (Potsdam State University, NY), a master’s degree in Opera from Binghamton University and brings over 20 years of teaching experience to the studio, specializing in styles from pop and Broadway to opera.
Kathleen Reed – Mrs. Reed is an experienced private piano instructor with 10 years of teaching experience, continues honing her skills under the tutelage of Maestro Alexander Fiorillo, of Temple University and is a member of several local and national music teacher associations.
Sheila Siegel – Mrs. Siegel earned her music degree from Wellesley College, has studied at Glassboro State University and Rutgers University and is a member of the South Jersey Music Teachers Association.
Frank James Staneck – Mr. Staneck earned his music degrees from West Chester University and Temple University, is a performing musician and his original works have been premiered by The Philharmonic of Southern NJ, Greater South Jersey Chorus and West Jersey Chamber Music Society.
Dr. Ray Landers
To learn more about the piano instructors and the rest of our faculty please click HERE.
What You Can Expect as a Piano Student at Perkins Center for the Arts
- Private and group lessons are available.
- Lessons can be scheduled for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Learn more HERE.
- Perkins Center members receive discounts on lessons.
- Students learn piano and music theory through a series of lesson books and private instruction. Lessons are based on a student’s skill level.
- A piano is available for use during lessons at both facilities. We do not provide instruments for rental or home use, but can provide rental information.
- Students should provide their own lesson books for lessons.
- Students with special needs or requests are encouraged to speak to the program manager to discuss any accommodations needed during music instruction.
Piano Lessons Availability
Monday 1:30-10PM; Tuesday 2:45-10PM; Wednesday 3-10PM; Thursday 3:30-10PM; Friday 3:30-9PM and Saturday 9AM-3PM.
Lessons are scheduled on a first come first served basis and times fill up fast! We book lessons in (4) 10 week quarters from September through June. Flexible scheduling is available during the summer session.
For more information about our Piano program and to schedule lessons with our faculty, please call Monday – Friday at 856-235-6488 Ext 302.
“I think Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown is an excellent place for children and adults. We are very happy with the Music Conservatory program. Miss Kathy Reed is an excellent teacher. She is warm and always enthusiastic. Her energy is contagious!” – Evaluation Response
“I can’t say enough about piano teacher Frank Staneck – with his patient way of teaching he helped me attain levels I never thought I could!” – Evaluation Response
“My 14 year old daughter has been coming to Perkins for the last seven years for piano lessons with Iris Lelkes. The relationship between Iris and her is very special and important to both me and to my daughter. Iris connects so well with her students on many levels. She knows what my daughter is capable of doing and celebrates her successes. I am so grateful that Iris has been a part of our lives and that she has made music an amazing source of pleasure and learning for my child.” – Evaluation Response