I believe each person is different in their learning styles, so I cater my teaching to them. I use various method books in the beginning like Faber and Faber or Hal Leonard series and quickly move into more interesting repertoire.

My goal is to allow someone to have proficient reading skills and ample technique as quickly as possible so that they can enjoy the music they are seeking to play.

Music has played an important role in my life and offers a kind of joy that I know will have teh rest of my days. Playing with other musicians is also one of the greatest pleasures in life, in my opinion.

                                        – Molly Knight Forde

Learning to play the piano

Learning to play the piano requires a serious commitment to lessons and practicing. It is a means to acquiring self discipline, and this is the only way to good  results. The amount of practice time depends on the individual, their particular learning skills, and how long their lesson time is.

Daily Practice is important. Home environment should be conducive to a student’s success in this area. I reserve the right to dismiss any student for lack of progress due to poor practice habits and attitude. Parents will be notified if there begins to be a problem in order to try to rectify the situation.

Learning to play is much more successful if ample progress is made as the student gains confidence and inspiration as their skills improve.

30 minute lessons

For the littlest piano players
  • Suitable for ages 7-10
  • Includes 4-5 lessons per month
  • requires one semester commitment
  • good place to start learning to play piano
  • piano skills
  • fun instruction

45 minute lessons

for younger students
  • Suitable for ages 9 -13 or beginners
  • Includes 4-5 lessons per month
  • requires one semester commitment
  • good place to start learning to play piano
  • piano skills
  • sight reading

Concert/Audition Prep

special series of intensive lessons
  • Designed specifically for students preparing for performance or audition
  • Three 2 hour sessions
  • Work on specific pieces
  • Improve mastery and delivery
  • Stage Presence
  • Audition practice

About Molly Knight Forde

Molly Knight, pianist, is an acclaimed performer and recording artist whose attention to subtle nuance and color have ranked her among the finest musicians.  She has performed as a solo pianist across the U.S. and in Europe, and has broadcast live on Radio France, Antenne 2, National Public Radio and regularly on KING FM.  Ms. Knight was the recipient of the Diplôme de Virtuosité at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, where she studied with the late Gaby Casadesus.  She also holds Performance degrees from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Washington. Her teacher include Bela Siki, Elizabeth Pridonoff, and Frank Heneghan.

Ms. Knight currently serves on the faculty of the Seattle Girls’ Choir, free lances as a professional collaborative pianist, and maintains a private teaching studio in Seattle. She is a certified member of the NMTA, WSMTA, and performs regularly for the Ladies Musical Club.With her husband, she facilitates a global meditation school, regularly performing the music of Thomas de Hartmann and Gurdjieff. Her CD’s “The Art of Dance” and “French”  are available at Amazon.com, cdbaby, and itunes.

Molly Knight has been teaching students of all ages for 20 years with success both in the competitive field as well as recreational music. Her success in private teaching results from her enthusiasm for music, emphasis on the mind body connection and her strong relationship to the individual student and their particular needs. As a result, her students have won many awards in local festivals.

She focuses on technical ease at the piano, a beautiful sound, and playing from the heart. She is experienced and educated in the Alexander Technique and the Dalcrose Method. Theory, improvisation, and sight reading are woven into the lessons and separate ear training and sight reading classes are offered along with private lessons.

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Molly Knight has performed as a solo pianist and with orchestra in the U.S. as well as in France.  Le Monde states,”…a dazzling performer whose great attention to subtle nuance and color rank her among the finest musicians.”  Her reputation as duo pianist and chamber musician has resulted in live radio broadcasts and television appearances including Radio France, Antenne 2, NPR and KING FM.  Ms. Knight returned to Seattle in 1994 from Paris, France where she studied with the late Gaby Casadesus.  She was the first prize winner of the Diplome de Virtuosite at the Schola Cantorum, and subsequently taught piano there.  She holds degrees in piano performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the University of Washington. Ms. Knight has been on the faculty of Seattle Girl’s Choir since 2006.  She currently maintains a private studio in Seattle and is launching RidgeMusic to promote high quality local chamber music. Her recent CD “The Art of Dance” is available at Amazon.com

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Molly has been a tremendous teacher and coach in the five years since she first started teaching my son. She’s passionate, demanding, encouraging, incredibly knowledgeable, good-hearted – and full of smiles. If you have a child who’s talented and willing to work hard, Molly is the one to help them realize their potential. Her love of music is infectious for students of all ages.

– Mark Bryant

Molly has provided our daughter with a positive piano experience that is built on a foundation of music appreciation.  She has taught our daughter technique, offered challenge appropriate to her skill and developed feeling and relationship to music.  – Michelle Golingo

I started taking lessons from Molly about 1 & a half years ago. I am an adult student who took piano lessons throughout my childhood and continued to play for fun as an adult. Molly has helped me pick back up more serious practice & was able to identify areas that I needed to work on. My lessons are always targeted to those areas. Molly is an incredible teacher who is energetic, positive & knows how to individualize lessons. I look forward to each of my lessons & always leave feeling better than when I arrived. Molly has helped me re-discover the enjoyment I had studying piano as a child. I can’t say enough good things about Molly as a teacher. And I can finally play Claire de Lune-something I had been trying to teach myself for six years!    – Eliza G.

Our son has been taking music lessons from Molly for over 2 years and they have been Great, she is able to provide exceptional motivation along with positive fun lessons that really makes the difference in helping our son to achieve higher results in his piano performance.  Roman O.

Molly is an amazing music & piano Teacher! Her approach with children is delightful. She is both encouraging & motivates students while maintaining high expectations with an affectionate and professional demeanor .  My 10 year old has been studying with her since the fall of 2012 and has made amazing progress in her ability to play piano & read music thanks to Ms. Knight.  – Suzette C.

Would you like to schedule an introductory session?

206-234-7958      molly@knightmusik.com

Piano Studio is located in Seattle, WA within easy access from I5 and Hwy 99.