Successfully growing Music Makers in the greater Columbus, Ohio area since 1987
            Private Piano Lessons for Beginning through Early Advanced Levels  -   Ages 5 to Adult   
New Student Inquiries & Referrals Always Welcome - Initial Interview & Teaching Demo Always Free

*Discover & Express the Music in You*

     Sharon Renkes Piano Studio

Private Piano Lessons for Ages 5 to Adult        Beginning - Early Advanced Levels 
Inquiries & Referrals always welcome               Free interview and teaching demo 
          Growing Music Makers in the greater Columbus, Ohio area since 1987

2: Meet the Teacher / Sharon Renkes

"Making music has no boundaries and is not determined solely by age, talent, ability, learning style, or by what others may label a limitation.  All of my students can make music and have enriched lives because of it. Time spent with my students exploring the world of music and developing their expression of it through the piano is a joy and a privilege: something I love doing so much that I have never considered it work. So let's look inside for our own unique gift of music. Bring it out, dust it off, polish it up and enjoy!"  -- S.R.

Sharon Renkes began her career as a piano instructor in 1987 and is now teaching full-time in a private setting to students ages 5 to adult, from beginning through early advanced levels -- young children, elementary kids, teens, adults post highschool and those in retirement. All lessons are private and student focused, using specific teaching materials based on each persons unique learning styles, individual needs and goals.The piano studio is located in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Free on-street parking and WiFi are available.

Involved in music since childhood, Sharon began piano lessons and public singing at the age of four. Her formal study of piano, organ, brass and voice continued from elementary school through the college level at Ohio Northern University. Classes included music theory and composition, piano, ear training and music history, piano pedagogy and special emphasis on music education for young children. Sharon continues her personal music education through workshops, conferences, discussion groups, attending concerts, professional reading, listening to and enjoying a worldwide variety of music styles, practicing the piano and exploring new music.

Professional performing experience includes church organist and pianist, accompanist for school groups, vocal choir member and soloist as well as brass choir and handbell participant. She has been the featured musician at large public social events and charity fundraisers. Her time spent as a volunteer at the James Cancer Hospital providing live piano music for patients, visitors and staff has been especially meaningful.  


Sharon has 30+ years experience teaching piano, in private and group settings, to children, teens and adults with many different learning styles. Students are encouraged to expand their music experience by participating in school bands, orchestras and choirs, often continuing through college and into their post-graduate lives. Some have even chosen to make music their professional career as music educators, singers, composers, instrumentalists or by working in the music business industry.

Sharon came into the piano teaching profession through a career change. After 10+ years working as an RN, she returned to college as a music major at ONU. In 1987 Sharon and her family moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she was honored to teach with Dr. Lucy Chu for several years. Currently, she teaches solely as the Sharon Renkes Piano Studio.  

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, lessons are taught on-line via Zoom and FaceTime. A return to in-person lessons will be considered when Alert Guidelines are at Level 1 or lower.  All in studio lessons require facial masks and hand sanitizer. Piano keyboard surfaces and studio entry points will be wiped with disinfectant before and after each student.

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                      *Discover & Express the Music in You*                                                                              

Sharon Renkes at the piano
               Successfuly growing Music Makers in the
                   Columbus, Ohio area since 1987
               Sharon Renkes Piano Studio         
                       118 East Pacemont Road
                         Columbus, Ohio 43202
          Private Piano Lessons for ages 5 - Adult
        Beginning through Early Advanced Levels
                  [email protected]

                        Want to meet Sharon & her Pianos?
             New Student Inquiries/Referrals Always Welcome
                 Initial interview/Teaching Demo Always Free
                              Sharon's goal is a response to all
                              messages within 2 business days.                         

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