I build my lessons around each individual student, catering to what it is they need, and where I can help them build their skills the most. I do my best to avoid redundant, general lessons. I know that every person is different, and I want to ensure that they are learning as much as they can so they can become the best musician they can be.
Seeing a student get excited about mastering a difficult piece can be the most rewarding feeling as a piano teacher. I love helping my students work towards their goals, and guiding them in playing a song they love is just one of the many benefits of this job.
Shannon is very kind and positive. Made learning fun. She uses little incentives to encourage practicing and my daughter just loved her. We are so sad she moved.
Before starting lessons, I need to know 3 simple things:
-the student’s age
-if the student has any musical experience (it’s completely fine if they don’t!), and if yes, do they already have a set of books they have been working through
-if the student has access to a piano or keyboard to practice
-30-minute lesson: $30*
-45-minute lesson: $40*
-60-minute lesson: $50*
Books: usually a one-time cost of $13-18 depending on the student's age and level. (I will provide the books at the first lesson.)
I typically recommend starting with 30-minute lessons for beginners.
*travel fees added for in-home lessons (where I travel to the student)
I have experience teaching ages 4 and up. My students are typically kids elementary-middle school age, but I have taught some preschool age kids, high school students, and young adults. I have some experience with special needs students as well.
Every student is different, and I am open to trying an introductory lesson to see if the student is ready to start taking regular lessons.
I typically recommend that a student start lessons at age 5 or 6 (when they can read simple words).