Welcome to Silva Piano Studios

Located in East Cobb, Marietta GA

Concert Pianists

Francisco Silva (DMA):  performed the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle twice and complete piano solo repertoire of Maurice Ravel. Mireille Gradeff Silva (MM):  repertoire includes Bach’s Goldberg Variations and the 24 Chopin Preludes.


The Silva Piano Method

A unique, customized piano method that includes solfege training!


Natasha and Mrs. Silva at the piano.

Pianists Francisco Silva and Mireille Silva Photo credit: Joseph Moriarty

Pianists Dr. Francisco Silva & Mireille Gradeff Silva

Silva Piano Studios

Established in East Cobb for 20 Years!

Offering piano lessons for children five years old through adults with all levels of training from beginner through university prep and beyond.  We designed a piano method for our students to master the fundamentals of playing the piano in less time than other methods. This approach is the result of over 20 years of research. Together, we have more than 60 years of combined teaching experience.

In one year, our students as young as five years old can learn how to play and read music at a level that is normally achieved in 3-5 years with other methods and adults are able to play their first Bach, Beethoven and Chopin pieces!

Intermediate and advanced students focus on developing technique and repertoire. Each term ends with a student concert. A number of our students have successfully auditioned for various university music programs, completed advanced degrees in music and are professional musicians or teachers.

Prospective students are invited to contact us to schedule a free lesson/audition.

Oak and Samantha get autographs from Cameron Carpenter
Intermediate students enjoyed a Master Class and an ice cream party at Silva Piano Studios!

Former student, Katie Kemp performs with Reinhardt University Orchestra after winning concerto competition.

Students in Performance Videos Sampler

More Student Videos

  • Kevin, age 18, waltz
  • Isabel 13, after 11 lessons plays Ivan Sings by Katchaturian
  • Joe, age 16, Mozart Fantasy in D Minor
  • Sage, age 7 plays and sings
  • Wendy Stephens, performs Mompou Dance #6
  • Wyatt, age 8, Burgmuller Op. 100,
  • Tarik, age 12, Nesta Rua, Villa Lobos
  • Katie, age 15, Chopin Nocturne in E Minor
  • David, Chopin Polonaise Op26 #1
  • Ariel 13, Original Composition, Running Away
  • Feipe, age 9, Moment Musical by Franz Schubert
  • Fardad, age 12 Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major, 1st Mvt Hob. XVIII:11

News Section

Current Announcements at Silva Piano Studios, a Blog about Solfege and Music Training, Student Portal Link

Students Performing

Students Performing


Spring Term, 2016!

Hello Students! We hope you had an enjoyable Holiday Season and we wish you all a wonderful New Year. We anticipate a wonderful and exciting year of piano training, new repertoire, improved technique and great performances! We look forward to working with each of you to explore and develop your potential and musical goals. Spring Term lessons begin on Monday, January 18. The teaching schedule will remain the same unless we contact you for time adjustments. Keep track of the lesson weeks on the calendars in your assignment folders and refer to the website Calendar and Student Portal for extra activities and announcements. During this term, we will announce additional training for both  Book 1 and Intermediate/Advanced students and extra performance opportunities. A few of our parents have expressed interest in organizing student performances at local area retirement homes, the Sheppard Spine Center and other similar venues. You will receive an email about these activities shortly. We will announce the dates and particulars on the website as well. If you can coordinate and volunteer with this endeavor, let the organizers know after you hear from them. Meanwhile, students will prepare choose and prepare their performance repertoire throughout the term. We welcome our new students! You will receive your Book and CD set and an assignment folder at your first lesson. We are very excited for the opportunity to share our knowledge and skills and look forward hearing you play each week.

Make Up Lessons and Winter Break

Make up lessons and Winter Break begin this week! Check for specific dates and announcements on the Student Portal and Calendar pages.

Students, you all worked hard this Fall Term and you are all playing so well! We have a record 6 students finishing Book One this term who are preparing for their Book One (all the pieces in the book) recitals at their homes! This is a huge accomplishment as these students are moving up to more advanced piano playing and are officially not beginners anymore. Congratulations to Westin, Isabela, Cassie, Declan, Abby and Hughes- you are all amazing! Note: You will receive Book Two and your Technique Book when you finish your Speed Drills in 60 seconds for each page and complete all the Rhythm Exercises.

Interested Students:

We offer a free lesson throughout the year. We may schedule new student lessons/auditions at our mutual convenience at Silva Piano Studios. The free lesson/audition takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

Student Portal and Studio News

Click here to get to the student portal for updated studio news announcements, all administrative, teaching materials and videos, a student/parent blog for discussions, and more resources!

Solfege and Music Study

This blog is to invite discussion of the use of solfege and music training. We have been using solfege effectively for more than 20 years of teaching with the “Silva Piano Method“. Follow the link for the specifics on solfege on the Silva Piano Method page... read more
Mireille and Francisco Silva have developed one of the most innovative piano programs to date! With the Silva piano method and her enthusiasm for music, her enthusiasm for her students, and the way she enables a student to move along to an advanced level of piano skills quickly, I HIGHLY recommend her. This is one piano teacher who needs to be teaching other music teachers! I have been her student, as has my daughter. I have used other piano methods and the Silva method is far and away the best.

Deborah H.

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