Piano Lesson Details
WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON FEES
30 Min Lesson...............$35
30 Min Daytime Lesson
30 Min Lesson for 2 or
Contact me at email@example.com
LESSON ELEMENTS & PERFORMANCES
Review assigned material and refine technique and expression
Learn new material, usually 1-2 pieces per lesson, depending on skill level
Practice music reading, hand technique, scales/arpeggios and theory
Winter and spring recitals
Videos available to supplement the lesson
EXPECTATIONS & POLICIES
A piano for at home practice is greatly encouraged instead of a keyboard. If using a keyboard, it needs to be full size and have weighted keys (no toy keyboards). The Yamaha P-45 is an excellent keyboard at an affordable price.
Weekly lessons are expected
Daily practice, approx. 20 minutes for beginners, 30 for intermediate
Parent involvement for young beginners
Payment due on the first of the month for upcoming lessons
Number of lessons billed can be adjusted if family vacation/event
For cancellations of already paid lessons: a makeup time will be offered, or one lesson per month may be forwarded as a credit to the following month
Materials fee - approximately $30/6 months for lesson books
A piano has a touch, feel, and sound that even the most expensive keyboards cannot reproduce. In my experience, students learn faster and stay in lessons longer with a piano. Keyboards, especially if they do not have weighted keys, don't have enough resistance to strengthen the fingers for beginners. Students then become frustrated because their fingers do not have the individual strength they need to play effectively and expressively. And, a keyboard will not have the same tone quality and responsiveness that a piano has.
Don't let cost or size be a determining factor. Often, used pianos can be found for free or low cost on Offerup and Facebook Marketplace. And, the footprint of a real piano is only slightly larger than a full size keyboard. Also, a real piano is a piece of furniture and is more attractive than a keyboard, especially if placed in a living area. Feel free to reach out to chat more about finding a used or new piano.
PIANO or KEYBOARD?
Do Online Lessons Really Work?
YES, THEY DO!
During our lesson, I have camera views of my hands on the keys, my face and the lesson book.
Additionally, the video tutorials support the student throughout the week as they see and hear the music they have just learned.
I have started many students, including young beginners, with online lessons and they have been very successful!
Gilbert, Queen Creek San Tan Valley