Lessons are available in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments (we recommend 30 minutes for ages 7 and under) and scheduled on a weekly basis. In addition to private time, students can receive an extra 15-30 minutes in our Theory Lab or Composition Room following individual instruction.
Students are required to have an instrument of their own to facilitate practice between lessons. If you need help with that, your instructor will be happy to help. Most supplemental materials are provided by the studio (this can vary with each individual instructor). There will be the ocassional need for a music purchase. Tuners, metronomes and some textbooks will be needed depending on the instructor and program.
We like to challenge our students. We do not always teach page by page through curriculum, spending months going through books. If a student has mastered the objective/piece we move on to something different. We do our best to mix up styles and let students have a say in what pieces they will be studying. Many years of teaching has proven that students who like what they are working on will work harder, longer and feel much more productive/ improvement; and have fun doing it!
*Voice students learn basic piano to allow individual practice.
*Theory classes to reinforce private lessons
*Piano students are taught both chording and music reading as well as scales, modes and improvisation in numerous musical styles.
*Modern technology is a big part of our teaching. Teaching apps such as Piano Maestro, Music Tutor, Rhythm Lab and many more are used to enhance students' learning.
* A Composition Lab and Theory Lounge are a new addition to our studio Fall 2017
*Recitals take place at least twice per year and many other performance opportunities are available.
Most importantly, our instructors are also professional musicians and are constantly sharpening their skills in both educational and performance settings.
We feel it is extremely important to build relationships with our students. For that reason, we dress casually and encourage conversation. We are always available to answer questions between lessons. There is no reason to let a question go unanswered until the next week.
Let us know how we can help you.
We are structured on a tuition basis and all fees are due the first of every month and incur a $25 late fee after the 7th unless other arrangements have been made. Autopay is available and encouraged (required beginning August 2018)
All lessons (except specialized lessons) based on 4 week month
30 minute weekly lessons $100/mo
45 minute weekly lessons $140/mo
Students reserve a set weekly time for their lesson. That time is reserved strictly for that student. Make up lessons are allowed if 24+ hours notice is given. Any other situations are at the descretion of each individual instructor.
We require 30 days written notice if you wish to discontinue lessons for any reason.
We offer prepaid lesson discounts.
We DO NOT give refunds on prepaid lesson packages.
Performance groups $30 per month if taking privately
$50 per month all other students
Beginning Piano Class 6 week class $125 includes book
A one time $50 registration fee applies to all new students