My Goal has always been to provide high quality instruction, giving students a solid foundation in performance, theory and music history.

Coralie Harless | Instructor

Books

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. 

Piano vs. Keyboard

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.

There is a wide variety of keyboards. They can have many different features but here are the essential ones:
  • A minimum of 61 keys, (a full sized keyboard has 88 keys)
  • Touch sensitive keys, (keyboards with weighted keys are much better but cost much more)
  • You can get a 61 key keyboard for $100 – $125 at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s, Target etc. Craigslist is a good way to find used but quality keyboards often for under $60.

How Tuition Works

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.

Acceptable Payment Methods:
  • Auto Bill Pay – This is the easiest way for most families.
  • Cash – Please seal cash in an envelope and write your student’s name on it.
  • Check – Please make checks payable to Coralie Harless.

Master Classes

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.

Priorities

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.

Want To Get Started?

Send me an Email, it’s the best way to connect.  Tell me about your student then let’s set up an appointment to meet.  It only takes 15-20 minutes but gives you a good idea if this is the best place for your child.