Does your child want to learn to play the piano? Perform beautifully? Understand music better? Write their own music? Be accepted into elite ensembles? Become a leader in their ensemble?
Or does this describe you?
Essential Music Lessons provides comprehensive and individualized instruction for all ages in any musical style.

Lessons and Classes


Hi, I’m Heather Niemi Savage. I have thirty years’ experience teaching music to students of all ages and abilities with patient and encouraging guidance. As a certified Ultimate Music Theory teacher, professional collaborative pianist, and award-winning composer, I can help you reach your goals, whatever they are!

I want to help you reach your musical goals! Let’s talk!


Heather is a wonderful piano teacher! She has taught our two boys since each was age 7 and helped them both development strong skills in reading and playing music. She is patient and teaches to each of their learning styles – and makes it fun and interesting

Liz B., parent

“Your theory class made college music theory easy!”

Tyler B., music theory student

“You are a 5-star piano teacher!”

Liam B., piano student