Welcome to

Encore Piano Studio!

Encore Piano Studio provides personalized piano instruction in the Reno-Sparks area by Cindy Harris.

409 Penny Way

Sparks, NV 89431




$700 per 18-week semester of 45-60 minute lessons.

$140 per month for 5 months.

For complete studio policies, contact Cindy Harris.


Fall Semester

August 19: Semester begins

September 6: Liszt Piano Party

(5-7:30 pm)

October 4:Chopin Piano Party

(5-7:30 pm)

October 12: Silver State Music Competition (participation is optional)

October 14-18: Washoe County fall break - No regular lessons

November 22 or 23: Performance class (Time/place to be announced)

November 25-29: Thanksgiving break - No regular lessons

December 8: Recital at Steinway Piano Gallery - (4:00 pm)

December 20: Last day of semester


  • Classical music emphasis
  • Music reading skills
  • Playing by ear
  • Music theory
  • Music history
  • Composition and improvisation
  • Recitals
  • Computer review games
  • Recreational music-making for adults
  • Activity-focused instruction for young children
  • Large lending library of music to personalize instruction
  • Church music emphasis for interested students

Teacher Bio

Cindy Harris began taking piano lessons at age 9 and quickly discovered the joy of expression through music. She continued taking classical piano lessons through high school and college, followed by 5 years of piano lessons focused on music theory and arranging. She is committed to pursuing continuing education in music and piano pedagogy.

Mrs. Harris began teaching piano lessons while in high school and found that she delighted in passing on her knowledge and abilities to others. With more than thirty years of teaching experience, she still loves to teach all ages and levels.

In addition to teaching private lessons, Mrs. Harris participates in her church’s music program as accompanist for congregation, choir, soloists and ensembles. She is currently an active member of Music Teachers National Association and Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association.