After the consultation, if you would like to enroll, we will set up automatic billing, which is $120 per month for a weekly 30 minute lesson. (Sorry, no sibling discounts)
45 minute lessons are $180/month (recommended for advanced students).
60 minute lessons are $240/month (recommended for students seeking to continue piano in college).
If there are no times available, it means all the slots are full. I will keep you on a waiting list and reach out when I have an opening!
I have earned a lot about teaching over the last 20 years from being a mom and a homeschool parent!
My number one goal is that your child LOVES music and LOVES coming to lessons. I strive to learn your child’s personality and learning style so we can make lessons a success. EVERYONE learns at their own pace and in their own way.
If you enroll siblings, one may go faster and one may go slower. That’s okay! Again, the goal is to love music and love lessons.
If for any reason your child does NOT love lessons, I encourage you to find a different teacher or even try a different instrument!
All lessons are private and 30 minutes long. (Advanced students may be advised to have 45 minute lessons.) The student will be given homework and will be asked to practice 5 days during the week. Practice at home is key– it’s what allows the student to progress! Lessons are a check-up and a coaching session. And each lesson is more valuable when accompanied by practice at home!
Looking forward to sharing my love of music!
As a parent, do you need to help at home? Not really! Just give gentle reminders to practice and call out encouragement: “Good job! I liked that one! Wow that was great!” Don’t worry– if there are mistakes, I’ll fix them at the lesson. (If there are obvious mistakes, for sure help guide and direct! That’s what parents are for!)
Parents are encouraged to drop off students after our first consultation. Unfortunately, I don’t have a waiting room for parents or siblings. In the summer, feel free to play in our backyard on the swing set or go down the street to the park!
Lessons are in my home, off the front door, in my office with my Boston acoustic piano.
Choosing an Instrument
If you are going to use a keyboard to practice on, please look for these 3 things:
1. Weighted keys (this means you can’t see under the keys). This helps the student with their technique and helps them play in a more controlled way.
2. 88 keys. It will be frustrating to practice when they run out of keys to play! Make sure your keyboard has 88 (not 66).
3. A pedal. A pedal is an important part of making music! You can usually buy one that plugs into the back of your keyboard.
If you are going to purchase or acquire an acoustic piano, please make sure it’s in tune! I recommend Rick for piano tuning. He is wonderful and affordable.
Your piano should be tuned once a year!
Contact Rick Nevala if you need to get your piano tuned: 612-209-8159 or firstname.lastname@example.org
After our first consultation, I’ll let you know which books you should purchase!
I’ll give you an Amazon link so you can purchase and then the books will come directly to you!
March 10 – 15
July 1 – 8
November 21 – 26
December 19 – January 1, 2021
Because of the nature of my studio, I can be fairly flexible with your lessons!
If you are sick, let me know and we can reschedule during one of the weeks of our break, if possible. (You will be given a calendar link to reschedule your lesson.)
If I am sick, I will ask my high school daughter sub for your lessons! (She is very advanced and you will love her!)