Piano books are an additional expense. We start with these two books by James Bastien. These may be purchased at a local music store or on Amazon.
Every piano teacher would love for their students to begin on a real piano. There is a lot to be said about the touch that develops, or the quality of technique that they can hear and work towards. Not every family has the luxury of a piano to begin with so keyboards are a good option for the very early years of study. There are a few things to know before purchasing them.
Registration fee is $35.00/family. Monthly Tuition is $100.00, due first week of month and includes weekly lessons, Master Classes, summer piano camp & recitals. The number of months with 5 weeks helps to balance out vacations or illnesses. $10.00 late fee if tuition is not paid by 30th.
Master Classes are groups of 8-12 students who prepare pieces to present outside the formal piano recital. We study composers, theory, techniques & skills through games & presentations.
Traditional piano lessons focus on lesson books that most students find boring. Students respond much better when we supplement their foundation with music they know and love. My method gets students reading from the very beginning, then learning to sight read, play by ear, improv, compose and perform.