Piano Lessons

Nate Petley


PRIVATE RATES: 30 min - $30, 45 Min - $45, 60 Min -$60

Nate Petley is an accomplished freelance musician with a B.S. in Music Education from Millersville University. He has a deep appreciation for all things piano and keyboards. Recent ventures include playing in local variety bands, music directing shows, private lesson instruction, and college level collaborative piano playing.

Nate holds a coveted position as the keyboard/organ player for The Uptown Band, an award winning variety band based in Reading, PA. For the 2023 Broadway World Awards he was awarded with best sound design for a play or musical for his work in Ephrata Performing Arts Center’s “Amadeus”. Furthermore, he has worked as Music Director for Creative Pursuits Academy, Lancaster Mennonite, and the aforementioned Ephrata Performing Arts Center  as well as in other pianistic roles at The Fulton, Cavod, and Servant Stage. He also has ample experience working with pianists at his own studio as well as collaborating with instrumentalists and vocalists. His private studio is currently at Creative Pursuits Studio and he works with college students at Millersville University and Lancaster Bible College. To round out his resume he has also performed solo at restaurants: The Belvedere Inn, The Horse Inn, Josephine’s, and Lombardo’s all located in Lancaster, PA.

Caleb Heckman


PRIVATE RATES: 30 min - $30, 45 Min - $40, 60 Min -$50

Caleb Heckman has been teaching all across the Lancaster County area since 2012. A student of the piano since age 7, he has studied under Mr. Randy Day of The Lititz Academy of Music, Mrs. Kendra Bigly of Lancaster Bible College, and Dr. Anita Renfroe and Dr. Xun Pan of Millersville University. He is also heavily involved in the local theatre scene and has served as an actor, music director, and accompanist with many theaters around Lancaster County, especially Servant Stage Company, Cavod Theatre, Susquehanna Stage Company, PRiMA Theatre, and The Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts.

As an educator, Caleb is a firm believer in the philosophy that no two students are alike, and he strives to learn what motivates and encourages each individual student and to teach them according to their own goals and interests. Besides teaching students of all ages to play piano and read music, he loves to help them explore creating and composing music, learning chords and playing lead sheets, and more advanced music theory and analysis. He also loves to combine his proficiencies as an actor, music director, and accompanist to coach musical theatre students in audition prep.

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