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

New Year’s Greetings

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Lessons Begin January 15, 2018

Students and Friends,

We wish you all a great start to Spring Term 2018 complete with lots of great piano playing. Everyone has made such great progress and performances were awesome! Monday, January 15th is also MLK holiday and lessons will be held at the regular afternoon times. Visit the Student Portal for the Technique Guide, Book 2 recordings and admin documents. Check your email for make up lessons if you need them. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Alice, age 3 performs

Alice, age 3 performs





Spring Term 2017 Lessons Begin January 16, 2017

Spring Term 2017 Lessons Begin January 16, 2017

Students, Greetings and Happy New Year!

We wish everyone a great Spring Term 2017 and also welcome new students that will begin this term. We hope you all enjoyed the holidays and winter break and had a chance to relax, even play through your performance pieces and repertoire lists! This week is a great time to review your previous assignments to prepare for your first Spring Term lesson.  Don’t forget to go over technique, scales and reading pieces. This week, we are making the final schedule and need your input in case you need to change your lesson day/time. Check for a Studio News email for more details of upcoming events and a revised Spring Term calendar. See you on the 16th!

Congratulations to Oak Martin, age 16, who performed a terrific organ recital yesterday at the Cathedral of St Philip in Atlanta. We are proud of your accomplishments!

Oak at the organ at the Cathedral of St Philp in Atlanta

Oak at the organ at the Cathedral of St Philp in Atlanta

Students Play at Fernbank and Breman Venues

Fernbank Museum Venue in Atlanta

On April 9th and again on June 12th, a group of our teenage students had the opportunity to play the piano at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. Of particular interest were the special exhibitions featuring musical instruments and music found in nature, “Wild Music”, the latter of which is still ongoing. These performance opportunities were possible thanks to one of our parents, Dr. Sofia Sheikh, for planning and organizing this wonderful experience for our young artists. She reported, “Congratulations to all the students for an exceptional performance and being so well mannered at the museum. You made all of us as well as the Fernbank Steinway proud! We have had very appreciative comments from museum management and patrons alike”.

 Students Perform at the William Breman Jewish Home

On July 13th, a small group of our students performed for the senior residents at the Breman Home. The residents and staff were delighted to hear the wonderful performances from beginner levels to advanced. The interaction and encouragement went both ways and it was a memorable experience! Thank you Robin Singer and Shauna Horvath for arranging this opportunity!

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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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