My philosophy is to have the students develop a desire and passion for music. Often it starts with piano but will expand to other areas of interest. Students have shown an increase in interest and motivation in school work, extracurricular activities and a desire to better themselves. Learning piano correctly is something that is very important because it is the foundation in which you build on. Like they say, fixing a bad habit is always harder than learning something new. However, at the same time a bad habit can be always fixed if done the correct way. I believe enjoying to play the piano is the most important.

Without it, one will never be motivated to want to grow. However, enjoying the piano is not so easy for some. Challenges often arise and many get discouraged after being unable to overcome them. One of the main challenges for students is the ability to sight-read. This is one of the top reasons why students often get discouraged from piano whether they are children or adults. But once you learn how to read music, students will often try to learn new music themselves. Isn't that the main goal for many? To learn music all on their own.

Whether it be a song you hear on the radio or a famous classical piece. Nevertheless, similar to a wonderful recipe it's a combination of "ingredients" that makes it great. Each individual student is different, therefore I will tailor my teachings based on their strengths, weakness and interests. I will choose, combine or invent materials and approaches that work best for that specific student. Remember, music is suppose to be fun but also requires effort from both parties (student/teacher).

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • At home music lessons

Serviced Areas

  • Rochester, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Oakland Charter Township, Troy, Commerce Township, Novi, Wixom

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Fortissimo Academy of Music
  City Rochester , MI
  Zip Code 48307
  Address Servicing most of Oakland County
  Phone Number (248) 805-1647

Products & Services

Music Lessons

We provide in home music lessons for:

- Piano
- Guitar
- Violin
- Voice

Our program helps our students to be self motivated to practice, do their homework, progress, and succeed in learning music.

Customer Testimonials

Stephanie was absolutely amazing with my son! I would highly recommend her. Very knowledgeable , passionate with her music, and puts her students at ease making lessons fun! My son hit a point where practice was getting tough. Stephanie got creative and worked with him to pick music selections he loved, wanted to practice, and renew his desire to play. Fabulous instructor!


We had 2 children train under Stephanie. She was extremely patient with them and when they made mistakes she corrected them without criticism. When they got bored she suggested songs they would enjoy to keep them engaged. I only wish we had met her earlier when my oldest was playing so she could have taken lessons with Fortissimo as well.


'Miss Stephanie' is a talented and focused teacher. We have seen my daughter become an excellent piano player over the years taking lessons with Miss Stephanie. We would recommend her to any family. I love listening to my daughter play


Very professional and nice teachers. My daughter loved the teachers, she earned a lot more with Fortissimo than she did with any other school. I highly recommend. All the teachers are really good and nice.