Where do the lessons take place?
Lessons take place in my home studio in Sapulpa, OK.
What lesson length do I need?
Most students ages 3 and up begin with 30 minute lessons. As students progress or decide to add another instrument (piano AND voice), I recommend 45-60 minute lessons.
Do I need a piano at home?
Yes! In my opinion, acoustic pianos are always best, but a weighted keyboard can suffice for the beginning stages. If you have any questions about purchasing a keyboard or piano, feel free to ask me!
How much practice is necessary?
This depends on the level and age of the student, and how fast they want to progress. The most important thing is that practice happens every day and that weekly assignments are completed. For younger students and shorter attention spans, practice does not have to happen all in one sitting! The goal is to keep coming to the piano! That said this is how long it will normally take to practice what I assign:
What kind of books do I need and where do I get them?
What is the youngest age of student that you teach?
For piano, I teach as young as three and a half. Students must be potty trained. I recommend students have some experience in a pre-school setting, but it is not required.
Do you teach adults?
No. I have taught adults in the past and have learned that I communicate best with younger students. If you would like suggestions of some piano teachers in the area who teach adults, please ask!
Do your students get opportunities to perform?
Do your students perform for auditions, competitions, or exams?
Students are welcome to take part in the area auditions, competitions, and theory exams, but it’s not a requirement.
What type of music do you teach?
How can I pay my tuition?
Tuition is a flat monthly rate. Bank transfer payments are the most convenient for most students but you can also pay by cash or check if you prefer.
What is your studio policy?
You can download my studio policy here.