If you have not tried virtual lessons before, I encourage you to give it a try. You may be surprised how well it might work out for you.
New students may enroll at any time during the year, and monthly tuition will be prorated to reflect the number of lessons the student will receive in that first month of lessons.
All students need an instrument at home for daily practice.
A digital piano is acceptable if it meets the following requirements:
If you want help purchasing or renting an appropriate digital piano or harp, I will be glad to provide links to a variety of suitable options.
Students in kindergarten and above may enroll in piano lessons, depending on their readiness. We can assess whether a young child is ready during our first meeting.
I always encourage quality practice over quantity, and practice instructions will be given in each lesson to help each student make the smartest use of their practice time. I definitely don't recommend trying to cram a week's worth of practice the day before the lesson; this is usually frustrating and discouraging for the student.
These general time recommendations will help students achieve more consistent progress. You should plan on practicing at least 5 days a week.
Private lessons are held one-on-one, once per week.
If you have circumstances that make a weekly lesson difficult (either because of scheduling or finances), we can discuss a-la-carte lesson options.
Lessons can be 20-minute (for very young children), 30-minute, 45-minute, or 1 hour lengths. Lesson length depends on age, attention span, and level. I can help you decide which is best.