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

Spring Term begins Jan 18th!

Getting ready for 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 on the website for extra activities.

During this term, we will announce Master Classes for both  Book 1 and Intermediate/Advanced students and additional 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, we will work with our students to prepare for their performances throughout the term.

Please refer to the Studio Policy about lesson procedures in order to make the transition between students as efficient as possible. If you are early, please enter at the front entrance and wait quietly in the upper waiting room – try not to disturb the lesson in the main studio. Enter your studio at exactly your lesson time to swap seats with the previous student. It is a good idea to use the restroom moments before you begin your lesson and wash your hands and have a drink of water.

Tuition is due for either the monthly plan or the new term. We prefer that you mail the payment now, however you may bring it with you for the first lesson of the term if necessary.

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.


Students attend concerts!

Students attend concerts!


Students attend concerts at Symphony Hall this past weekend!

What a great weekend it was indeed! A group of our students and friends were privileged to attend  a solo organ concert given by virtuoso organist, Cameron Carpenter at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall on Friday night and again on Sunday afternoon with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Poulenc Concerto and the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. Mr. Carpenter is touring with a magnificent digital organ built by Marshall & Ogletree. We heard lots of selections including Bach, Scriabin, an original composition by Carpenter, a silent movie with the organ accompaniment (a real treat for everyone!) and his acclaimed transcription of Bernstein’s Candide Overture. It was exciting to hear this organ pitted against the full orchestra and holding it’s own. The immense power of the instrument enhanced the orchestra’s depth of color and volume, and the sensation of the vibrations is something you cannot get from a cd or You Tube listening experience.

We got to meet Mr. Carpenter, have him sign programs, cd’s, Oak’s organ scores and organ shoes! Mr. Carpenter was incredibly gracious to personally invite our students to see the organ and have a chance to try it out. Oak and Samantha also study the organ and this was a chance of a lifetime! Oak had a glorious time on the instrument and is more motivated than ever to study his music! The message from Mr. Carpenter to the “little ones” as he called them was to “keep practicing”! The other young pianists who attended were David, Sage and Rory and our adult students, Kim and David.


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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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