Josh Castle
Piano Studio

Looking for piano lessons in Granbury, Texas? You've come to the right place.

About


Hi! My name is Josh, and I love music. I’ve been playing the piano since 1993-ish and teaching it since 2011-ish. I have a bachelors degree in vocal music education from Abilene Christian University, and lots of experience as an accompanist and performer. In my spare time (which, to be honest, isn't much right now), I study math, computer programming, philosophy, politics, and Japanese. I also have a wonderful wife, Gayla, and a crazy daughter, Lucy. They’re pretty great.

Blog


Reading Music Notation

Reading Music Notation

To what extent is reading music like reading text?

How Music Lessons Benefit the Brain

How Music Lessons Benefit the Brain

The research is in...again.

Talent

Talent

Couldn't have said it better myself.

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

Here are some reasons why you ought to practice faster.

Player Piano: Tetris Theme

Player Piano: Tetris Theme

A classical twist on a classic theme.

Spring Break & Lang Lang

Spring Break & Lang Lang

Spring break! Woo-hoo!

FAQ


How much do you charge?

The current rate is $30 per half hour lesson.

When and how often are we supposed to pay?

I’ll be pretty flexible about payment schedules until they come back to bite me in the butt. Some students pay at every lesson (which is probably my preference), and some students pay once a month. Either schedule works for me!

Do you require a contract?

No.

What materials do I need?

If you’re a beginner, then I recommend Suzuki Piano Book 1. If you’ve taken lessons before, then I’m usually content to use materials that you already own. Once students have finished Suzuki Piano Book 1, they’re pretty much ready to begin tackling real (albeit light-weight) classical music, so past that point we’ll mostly use public domain works.

Contact


I'm so glad that you found my website. Drop me a line and we'll chat! I'd love to hear from you!