“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato



Since Keys to Expression Piano Studio was established in the Woodstock Neighborhood in 2001, Amie has instilled a life long love of music with a variety of students across the Portland metro area. She loves teaching piano to students, whether beginners young or older as well as college level or advanced.


Her thoughtful piano instruction is student centered with a priority on the process of learning and long term gains.  She uses high standards but with patience and appreciation for each individual.  Lessons include developing skills in sight reading, rhythm reading, ear training, theory, technique, interpretation and performance practice.  She encourages students to learn various genres of music, heavily informed by student preferences.


Varied piano performance opportunities are offered throughout the year, including small informal studio classes, traditional recitals at southeast Portland’s Community Music Center, and outreach performances in retirement homes across the metro area.   Students can also participate in Oregon Music Teacher’s Association’s Piano Syllabus program as well as their Period Festivals.  Details for syllabus and period festivals are available on the OMTA website.

Amie has given piano lessons to my two children over the past eight years. Amie has made them successful musicians, pushed for constant growth and expertise, and created a caring atmosphere where the vibe is always positive.  Amie’s daylight basement studio is the perfect setting for students to have their lessons. It is roomy and spacious. She can accommodate groups of students to perform and work with each other as well as individual lesson space.
Amie’s positive, encouraging, caring interactions always made my children feel comfortable as they grew as musicians. Amie possesses a great teaching ability with young children who are beginners and it extends all the way to highly accomplished adult students. Her skill, both as a teacher and performer is amazing. She has a knack for putting students in the right book series to meet their need while also choosing musical pieces that are high interest, challenging and fun to show off to the public. Amie is an accomplished teacher. – Marty Crouser, Eastmoreland resident and Lewellyn Elementary Teacher

Amie is an accomplished teacher

Amie Belisle is the piano teacher of anyone’s dreams! Gifted, passionate and caring with her students of all levels, she exceeds the benchmark. It has been a pleasure watching our grandchildren steadily progress in their piano skills and techniques. Her teaching style is warm, positive and always encouraging. Amie truly is a wonderful piano teacher. We highly recommend her Keys to Expression Piano Studio. Joan & Steve Pennings – Eastmoreland Residents

The piano teacher of anyone’s dreams!