We are Renee Hyche McKee and Richard McKee. We founded McKee Music Studios after moving to North Carolina from New York City in 1980. We have taught private piano since then, now bringing years of teaching experience into our students’ lessons. McKee Music Studios is based in classical piano technique and repertoire, and also offers improvisation, theory and composition as well.
We bring technology into the lessons with up to date music-learning games using iPads for sight-reading, theory and listening to the great artists who have recorded music throughout the years. For students who are interested in composition we teach how to use music notation software and can even take them through the steps necessary to get their music published.
We strive to be clear in our communication with parents and students. Our students leave each lesson with a clearly written assignment sheet for that week's practice at home, and we encourage parents to read the expectations and progress notes each week. We encourage conversation with parents that gives us insight to each child's interests inside and outside the music studio.
Located in Cary, N.C., our studio is known in the Raleigh area for excellence in music-making and also for teaching according to the individual learning styles of each student. We train our students through helping them set goals, encouraging them, and setting an atmosphere that brings out the very best in every one of them.
We teach beginning through advanced students, offering thirty minute lessons for the young beginners, and forty-five and sixty minute lessons for the intermediate and advanced students. Students have the opportunity to perform through recitals, musicales, optional competitions and class performances.
We look forward to working with you to develop the unique talents of your student.