This year, classes
will be held in a virtual format with optional in-person private lessons. All students will receive weekly instructional
videos that will follow their current level curriculum. Students also will receive bi-weekly 20 minute Zoom lessons
OR optional bi-weekly in-person private lessons for those who prefer.
All piano classes consist of small groups of 4-6 children that are 45 minutes long and
once a week. In the classes, children enjoy learning in a fun, relaxed classroom atmosphere. Friendships develop
and the joy of sharing music is experienced. Students are grouped according to age and level. During class time,
each student plays on their own digital piano.
new students and parents to come to my studio to meet me before the first lesson. Please contact me if you would like
to schedule a time to meet.
All students should attend their classes
on a regular basis to assure their progress. However, if a student must miss class, please notify me in advance
if your student will be absent so arrangements can be made to pick up the music assignment.
I cannot give
tuition credis or make-up lessons for missed classes. However, the last lesson of the session I give free as a way to
"make up" for missed lessons.
most important part of any music class is practice! That's why I strongly advise every student to practice at least
5 days per week between classes. Students should play each song in the current week's music assignmnet AT LEAST two
times during practice time. Parents should help remind students to practice until it becomes habit.
All students need a keyboard or piano to practice on. Keyboards are fine for the
first year of piano, but it is strongly advised to upgrade to a digital or acoustic piano some time in the second year of
piano. By this time, students need the weight of piano keys to allow their fingers to strengthen properly. Feel
free to consult with me before making a new purchase so I can help you make the best decision. The main difference between
a keyboard and digital piano is that a digital piano has weighted keys with a similar feel to an acoustic piano.