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Welcome to the Little Piano School Berlin – Thank you for visiting.

The Little Piano School Berlin offers creative, holistic and playful piano lessons for children as young as 18 months.

We would like to give you a brief introduction to our method, our ideas and our teacher, Orsolya Deák. We would also like to describe the benefits of our classes along with a sample of some of our games, photos and links to media about the Little Piano School.

Interested in our courses? We can be contacted by phone or email and from there we can arrange an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you

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Orsolya Deák-Clyne - Teacher

Graduate Music Teacher and Certified Little Piano School Teacher

Orsolya Deák-Clyne was born in 1981 in Transylvania and grew up in Cologne. She has been involved intensively with music since her early childhood. Her training began on the piano at the age of eleven with Mrs. Margit Mátyás at the Rheinische Music School in Cologne and Professor Andreas Frölich. As a young pianist, she won several awards, including the federal competition Jugend Musiziert. She completed her studies in instrumental pedagogy at the Folkwang University of the Arts under Professor Till Engel.

She was also involved with chamber music masterclasses and piano masterclasses by Mr. Ilan Rogoff and professors Pavel Gililov and Arnulf von Arnim amongst others. During her studies, she began three years of additional training as a Little Piano School teacher as a fellow of the Klavier Festival Ruhr. She has been running the Little Piano School Berlin since 2013 and also works closely with Kim Monika Wright, the founder of the teaching method.

Orsolya Deak

Teaching Method

Principles of the Little Piano School

• Each note has a specific colour, no matter the pitch

• Every game has a didactic and musical purpose

• The body is a communication tool

• Song can give expression to the voice

• Musical improvisation can express emotions effectively

The Idea

Music is a universal language. The love of music doesn’t have to be learnt, it is there from birth and stays with us for a lifetime. This idea is the focus of the teaching method Kim Monika Wright developed in 1986. The aim of this teaching method is to maintain a natural approach to music, to develop and promote it through play.

The Method

Even at the age of 18 months, children have their own ideas and needs. Our task is to identify those needs and to understand and respect them. The world of young children consists of countless „living“ elements, our lessons are aligned to this perception. The sensitive handling and lively exchange with the children is just as much in the spotlight as is the inclusion of ethnic and cultural diversity. In small groups the children experience playing, dancing and singing using an intuitive approach to music, simultaneously developing their social and motor skills. Here, the easily accessible piano is not only an instrument but the perfect toy and ideal medium for children with wich to express themselves.

Unique Feature

Classes are held twice a week for thirty minutes each in small groups with children of roughly the same age. The courses for the youngest children can be started from the age of 18 months and is based on psychomotorics and the implementation of our early musical games. Older children can later take individual classes along with the group courses.

The Details

Classes are held twice a week for thirty minutes each in small groups with children of roughly the same age. The courses for the youngest children can be started from the age of 18 months and is based on psychomotorics and the implementation of our early musical games. Older children can later take individual classes along with the group courses.

Benefits of the Little Piano School

Why the Little Piano School Berlin? Let us convince you of the benefits of our teaching method:

Musical Basics:

The children playfully learn the basics of note reading in both treble and in the bass clef, thus developing a good basis for all instruments.

Straight to the piano:

The piano is a robust, child-friendly instrument played in a very natural posture.

From 18 months:

We know from experience that even very young children can play music on the piano.

Small Groups:

We strive for a group size of five children per class - small enough to work individually with each child, large enough to allow lots of interaction.

Peer Classmates:

We teach age-homogeneous groups in order to optimally respond to the needs of the children.

True inclusion:

Children with special needs play side by side with their peers in the same group which helps promote understanding and social inclusion.

Colourful notes:

By connecting notes with colors, music becomes identifiable to children in the world around them.


The classes are held without parents, so children can develop their independence.


In childhood, one week is an eternity – the two weekly lessons maintain the child’s attention, the learning effect and the feeling of play.

First Games

Some games and craft ideas for the first games at home.

You cannot quite see the benefits of the Little Piano School? You are always welcome to attend a trial lesson – just contact us and we will arrange a suitable date.

Not sure if it is the right thing for your child? To give you an idea of the method and an impression of  the teaching material, here is a guide so that you can explore the interplay of tones and colours at home with your children.

These games, of course, do not replace the actual classes, because there is far more to it than this. However, they can give you an introduction to the Little Piano School.

GAME-INSTRUCTION for Download: Living Notes


For our friends in the press and all those who would like to know something more about the Little Piano School, you can find background information here. Browse through our press archive for all the relevant information about the Little Piano School Berlin.




The best and easiest way to join the Little Piano School Berlin is to contact us directly with your request. If we do not answer the phone, we are in class and look forward to hearing your message on our mailbox.

Contact:: Orsolya Deák-Clyne, Osnabrückerstr. 17, 10589 Berlin
E-Mail: info@littlepianoschool-berlin.de
Phone: +49 157 56 47 88 80


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Photographs: Kirill Semkow

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