San Antonio Northside Studio

You LOVE Piano is a piano studio on San Antonio’s Northside.  The studio is conveniently located in Stone Oak and Encino area,  just minutes from 281 and 1604 intersection.

Creativity Centered Approach

You LOVE Piano is the only studio that offers creativity-centered “Play a Story” program in San Antonio. Our creativity-centered approach help students see piano as a friend – an endless source of inspiration.

Our students

  • Create and write own music
  • Do all the learning in the lessons. 
  • Feel empowered and ready to practice at home instead of feeling lost and overwhelmed
  • Have access to hundreds of online videos
  • Listen to famous songs and stories of great composers
  • Learn many songs to play for friends and family
  • Build strong techniques.  Play big, rich and impressive sounding songs all over the piano
  • Learn music theory through stories and games
  • Discover inner musician,  perform with confidence, and achieve freedom at the piano
  • Develop the skill of a lifetime to enjoy making music.

Hours and Location – San Antonio Northside

The studio is located in Encino area –  only minutes from 281 and 1604 intersection.  It is easily accessible from Stone Oak, Bulverde,  Gardenridge, Hollywood park and Hill Country Village.  

Convenient Hours on weekdays and weekend. 

Get to know the teacher

“I have the best job in the world – being a pianist and a piano teacher. Nothing is more satisfying than feeling deeply immersed in the beauty of making music and seeing the twinkle and delight in students’ eyes.”  

–  Karen Lien, NCTM

Karen Lien, passionate and caring piano teacher, collaborative pianist, blogger and author of Piano Playground, fascinated with music theory and history, best known for her creative teaching approach, owner of You LOVE Piano studio in San Antonio, TX and active member of MTNA, NFMC, AES.   
What she loves most about teaching is the Magic Moments that happens almost everyday:
  • when a student finds the courage to push through nerves and achieve something wonderful
  • when a student suddenly has the light-bulb “A-ha!” moment
  • when a student chooses to say “I can do it” instead of “This is hard”
  • when a student enjoys discovering and not afraid of making mistakes (At You LOVE Piano, we believe that mistake is a perfect chance for discovery)
Seeing students and people around her succeed makes her happy.
In between teaching and dreaming up lesson ideas, she enjoys making up stories and silly songs on piano, singing with her not-so-perfect voice, baking sweets, doing Yoga, and spending time with her husband, daughter and son.  
Want to read more on Karen’s background? Click here
  • What People Say

    "I couldn't ask for a better introduction to piano for my daughter.
    Mrs. Karen is reflective with her methods and has a variety of ways to connect with individual learning styles."


Introductory Class

You LOVE Piano is the only studio that offers creativity-centered “Play a Story” program in San Antonio.
Join our studio and unlock your inner musician.  Let the sparkle in your eyes shine a lifetime.