Welcome to Hands Together Piano Studio!
                     "Where it's always time to play"

Phone - (215) 657-8494
Email - HandsTogetherPiano@yahoo.com
The fundamental goal at Hands Together Piano Studio is to maximize the likelihood of students acquiring and retaining music as a lifelong companion.

There are four specific goals that our program and methodology are centered around. Our aim is for students to:
Experience their musicianship as a natural self-expression.
Play repertoire that covers a broad range of musical styles.
Develop the ability to progress independently.
Have a highly positive, self-affirming experience throughout the music learning process.

Why choose Hands Together Piano Studio?

There are many piano studios offering classical piano lessons. What is unique about me (Cheryl Woodford) and Hands Together Piano Studio?

I am a dedicated, gifted, full time teacher, with a lifetime of experience playing and teaching piano. I have taken lessons most of my life and always strive to play and teach better. My style is down to earth, flexible and challenging. I want students to enjoy lessons and the songs they are learning, so they will stick with piano and have all the benefits that playing piano brings. The greatest feeling is when my students leave their lessons smiling! I want to teach my students everything they need to know to be great piano players and to be able to play whatever they like. I always give choices of songs to learn. I am happy to help with any music that students need to learn for school or church. I love when students talk to me and ask questions!

I request that parents attend lessons for the first few years so they will know how their child is supposed to practice at home. Parents are welcome to video the lessons as well. Learning piano is like a 3-legged stool. It requires a willing student, a compatible teacher, and very supportive parents.

Besides loving piano, my specific goals for students are to read music fluently, to play easily with great technique, to have a good understanding of music theory, to play songs they love, and to be comfortable playing for others.

One of my former students is now a full time piano teacher. Another had a lead role this year in her high school musical and received a full scholarship to study music education at college. One sings in the Keystone State Boys Choir. Many students play additional instruments - violin, saxophone, drums, flute, and ukelele.

I teach many adult students.  Many have come back to piano after playing as a child, and many have started from scratch, even in their 50's and 60's. 

My youngest student now is about 6 and my oldest about 70. The youngest student I ever taught was 3 and the oldest was 85.

I have enjoyed living in Willow Grove since 1984. This is a lovely quiet neighborhood, easy to get to, with plenty of available parking. 

I hope to hear from you. Please get in touch to schedule a free information session!


Anyone interested in learning more about Hands Together Piano Studio can come for a free 30-minute introductory session. This is an opportunity to see the studio, meet the teacher, take a mini-lesson, and get answers to any questions you may have about tuition, scheduling, instruments and practicing.

I hope you will enjoy watching some of the videos throughout this website and on the Videos page!



Relaxation and stress release
Creative outlet and expression of feelings
Sense of accomplishment
Part of a balanced life
Playing the piano is fun!
Listening skills improve
Diane Voghel, Warminster
I am amazed at how this style of teaching results in such advanced playing by the student. Miss Woodford has a real love of music and an understanding...
Eileen Hillman, Abington
We had friends over for dinner the other night and our six-year-old daughter wowed them with her growing repertoire...
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