Is it finally time to start learning to play the piano?

How about from the comfort of your own home?

Now offering online piano lessons.

Welcome to Doane Piano Studio.My name is Mary Doane and I have been teaching piano to children and adults for over 30 years. 

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Things you should know about online lessons

  • All you need is an electronic keyboard in good working order to start.
  • Six years old is a great age for children to begin.
  • Parents should be close by as children may need guidance during a lesson.
  • Beginner students should be able to practice roughly 15 minutes per day, at least 5 days out of 7. More advanced students should plan for a half hour per day.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing books to go along with lessons.
  • Payment is due in advance of lessons. I accept Venmo, Paypal and Credit Card payments.
  • A good internet connection is required. I will connect with students through Zoom, Google Hangouts or Facetime.

About the Teacher

Mary Doane is a Dover, New Hampshire based performer, teacher, accompanist and choral conductor who strives to guide students of all ages in a joyful exploration of music through creative, personalized piano instruction.

Miss Mary holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music and Elementary Education from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s Degree from Boston University. While at USM, she studied with Thomas Bucci. Earlier studies were with Rebecca Rodenberg. Additionally, Mary studied organ with Mr. Douglas Rafter and Dr. Polly Brecht.

Mary has been Minister of Music at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, NH for the past 20 years and previously served as music director at Cape Elizabeth, ME, United Methodist Church. Mary has been teaching piano for 35 years. In that time, hundreds of children and adults have experienced her energetic, thoughtful way of teaching.

Kathe K. Barlow
Kathe K. Barlow
18:02 20 Jul 21
We have only wonderful things to say about Mary Doane! She's lovely, encouraging, connects so well with our son, and... has made learning the piano over Zoom the most delightful experience. She's creative with her lessons, inspiring, and passionate about bringing music into the lives of her students. We are so grateful to have found her & highly recommend her and her work!!read more
Meaghan Roache
Meaghan Roache
11:38 17 Aug 20
Mary started giving piano lessons to two of my children (via Zoom) during the pandemic and she's been wonderful,... especially given the challenging format. She relates to both my younger daughter and my near-teen. Because we hadn't been able to meet her in person, she even drove by our house and (socially distantly) delivered some surprises to the kids. I'd recommend her for any age piano student - she's so kind, caring, and good at what she does!read more
jan kirk
jan kirk
19:14 11 Jul 20
I found Mary on a Dover website soon after we all started our quarantine. My granddaughter loves piano and I had been... looking around for a teacher for her. Mary answered my queries right away. I talked to my then 12 year old granddaughter and she was so excited. We have all enjoyed listening to what she has been learning from Mary. We even attended a Zoom recital!!We highly recommended Mary as a music teacher🎼🎶🎵🎶🎹read more
Melanie Shields
Melanie Shields
18:48 11 Jul 20
Some people have two left feet- well I have two left hands! And yet, Mary is teaching me to play piano. I have known... Mary for twenty years as my Minister of Music and choir director. Now she is teaching this old dog some new tricks. She is patient, joyful and a delight to work with each week. I can strongly recommend Mary for piano students of all ages!read more
Daniel Bromberg
Daniel Bromberg
09:36 08 Jun 20
Mary has been giving piano lessons to our daughter for the last two years. She has thoughtful approach that meets... students where they are and works with them to move at their own speed. She is caring and compassionate and makes learning piano an enjoyable experience for our 8 year more
Karen Merriam
Karen Merriam
20:34 04 Jun 20
Mary is a gifted, soulful, and nurturing teacher who is able to meet her students wherever they are and guide their... musical growth in a supportive manner. She is fun, engaging, adaptable, and has a wide knowledge of more
Emily Samuel
Emily Samuel
10:35 04 Jun 20
Mary started teaching my daughter piano when she was four years old, and we absolutely love her! She is patient and... kind and provides the perfect balance between letting wiggly kids be themselves and focusing on the task at hand. Her teaching methods work - we took a break from lessons when my daughter started Kindergarten, but she still sometimes sits down at the keyboard and I hear her repeating the things Mary taught her almost a year ago! We are so excited to be returning to Mary for online lessons!read more
Bradley Solomon
Bradley Solomon
16:24 31 May 20
Does a wonderful job teaching my daughter how to play piano. Absolutely love Mary’s teaching methods, and my daughter... really loves her more
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Online Piano Lessons are perfect for

  • Children ages 6 and above
  • Tweens and teens who are beginners and intermediate students
  • Adults looking to learn a new skill, but unable to travel due to work or family obligations
  • Anyone looking for a super-convenient way to learn to play music

A 61 note keyboard in good working order is sufficient for a beginner (first 2 years). Keyboard should be located in a quiet room.

Miss Mary has been such a wonderful teacher. I took lessons with her when I was a child, and now both of my daughters are taking them as well!

– Jim –

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