Silva Piano Studios

Established in East Cobb for over 20 years

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.

Alice, age 3 performs!

the silvas at 2 pianos photo by Joseph MoriartyAt Silva Piano Studios, we offer piano instruction for children five years old through adults with all levels of training from beginner through university prep and beyond. Students learn to master the fundamentals of playing the piano in less time than other methods with our specially designed “Silva Piano Method©”. This approach is the result of over 20 years of research. Together, we have more than 60 years of combined teaching experience.

In only one year, beginners 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. There are a number of venues in which our students perform such as the Fernbank Museum, retirement homes, piano competitions and other recurring recital opportunities. 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 normally invited to contact us to schedule a free lesson/audition however, our teaching schedules are completely full at this time. You may contact us to get on our waiting list!

Left column: Photos of Dr. and Mrs. Silva by Joseph Moriarty. Middle: Tristan perfects his technique. Right: Dr. Silva and Oak discuss summer music camp trips.

Silvas at piano, photo by Joseph MoriartyTristan working on perfecting his hand postitionOak and Dr. Silva during visit in between Georgia Boy's Choir trip to Spain and Portugal and Cincinnati and Interlochen music camp travels.

Students at Silva Piano Studios
Intermediate students enjoyed instruction and an ice cream party at Silva Piano Studios!
Katie Kemp performs with Reinhardt Universtiy Orchestra. Photo by Benjamin and Herbert Hendrickson

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

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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
  • Rodney Dangerfield at the Top of His Game (1980)
  • Norm Macdonald Last Stand Up on Letterman
  • Brave New World - Episode 1
  • Xenu and an Illustrated History of Scientology
  • Olavo de Carvalho sobre o comércio com a China, dinheirismo brasileiro, e luta ideológica

Current Studio News

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Studio News

Happy New Year 2020!

Lessons begin January 13


Hello everyone and welcome back to Spring Term at Silva Piano Studios. Click on the Student Portal for the Spring Term, 2020 Calendar, Book 1 recording for download into your listening device, see the Technique Guide and other helpful links. Students: the password to the portal is in the last email you received.


Over the holidays, we were so pleased to see Sage, who was playing the piano for friends and family. We also got a very special visit from Daniela and her husband and new baby. Daniela still remembered how to play Bach’s Prelude No.1 at the piano. We had the pleasure of treating Claire to lunch, when she arranged to see us after her first semester at Syracuse University. During the student Open House at our new location at Hawkins Store Road, we were very happy to see Wyatt, who is also a first year student studying to become an airline pilot and has already completed his solo cross-country flight.  In December, Fardad came over for dinner and got to practice and is playing better than ever! It was so nice to catch up with all our amazing alumni! We hope to see more of you in the future.


Saturday students began their lessons on January 11th. The rest of the term begins Monday, January 13th. Please double check your schedules as we are shifting some days and time slots to accommodate new students, Ms. Emily’s schedule and students advancing to longer lesson times.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone this week!

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Sage at the piano during the Holidays

Dr Silva and Claire at the studios
Daniela and baby Leo at the piano

Daniela and baby Leo at the piano

Daniela and baby Leo at the piano 2Fardad playing at Silva Piano Studios

Fall Term 2019-2020 Information

Welcome back, continuing students! Check out the Student Portal on our website to access the registration for Fall Term 2019-2020 and the password may be found in your previous email messages from us. On the portal, you will find the current registration form and tuition information. Tuition and fees will be the same as before so nothing has changed for this school year. Make sure you know the schedule of your other after-school activities before you submit your piano lesson day and time preferences.

For new students on the waiting list, thank you for your patience as we have been acquiring new studio space and instructors to accommodate you! We will contact you to schedule your free lesson/interviews during the month of August. There is no need to do anything at this point but wait to hear from us. We will get a hold of each of you individually. We will officially announce our new studio location once we receive approval from the Cobb County.

We look forward to seeing everyone in August!



Registration for Fall Term 2019

Fall Term Registration 2019 and Other News

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Welcome back, students! Fall Term Registration is underway. This week, we are wrapping up Summer Term lessons and meeting with the last group of prospective new students. You will receive a registration email with additional information that’s not already on the Student Portal.

You can get a head start by signing in to the Student Portal, to download your registration information to send to us along with your admin fee and the first month’s or term tuition. Check your previous e-newsletters from us or your interview checklist for the password. Good news- this year, the tuition and fees are the same as last year. We will make a rough draft of the schedule and continue to adjust it during our trip to Bulgaria. During the first 3 weeks of August, we will be in contact by email and reinforced through website announcements, on the Student Portal and general announcements on Facebook. Everyone’s lesson times will be confirmed or adjusted via email as the Fall Term start date approaches. The calendar is not up just yet, but we will follow the Cobb County Schools.

We are happy to announce that our associate teacher, Emily Grooms (BA Georgia State University) will be joining us again on our teaching staff! She will hold down the fort at the Studios while we are gone and report back to us as your registrations come in. More to come about Ms. Emily later…

We look forward to seeing everyone beginning August 20th!

Until soon, Dr. Francisco Silva, Mrs. Mireille (Mimi) Silva, Ms. Emily Grooms and Dorian Silva (cello)

Student Portal: Students sign-in

Click here to get to the student portal for announcements, administrative docs, student materials and videos, discussions and 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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