I offer Suzuki Method Piano lessons, a listening-based method. My program consists of private weekly lessons in my home studio and a monthly group class. My primary focus for beginners is building a strong foundation of the fundamentals of playing and creating beautiful tone.
I have more than 30 years experience teaching ages 5 - adult. My Suzuki training comes from Suzuki Association workshops and Institutes.
My greatest pleasure comes from helping students gain ability at the piano.
I love seeing students progress in their piano playing abilities and grow in their love of music, eventually being able to play music that interests them the most. I strive to make lessons fun while working to help the student learn.
Over the years, Lori has been a wonderful piano teacher for my children. She is patient, creative and enthusiastic, coming up with unique ways to encourage and inspire her students. She is responsive and respectful of parent's input if any adjustments are needed due to a child's particular circumstance. And we love the Suzuki method, it takes off the pressure of learning to read notes while learning to play with good technique and form. Lori does a great job of introducing note reading and dynamics in a fun, relaxed manner and really inspires the students to try their best. We've highly recommended her to many of our friends and continue to do so.
My son began studying with Lori over a year ago and I have been so impressed and happy with our experience. She is always prepared, and incredibly professional. At every turn I have been impressed and grateful for the music education my son receives. He is progressing steadily even though he is not always an easy student! She is patient and kind as well as knowledgeable and talented, and I highly recommend her.
We have been very pleased with Lori's piano lessons using the Suzuki Method. Our 6 year old has enjoyed learning piano and is motivated by the success she is having through mastery of nicely arranged simple compositions. Lori maintains a good balance between fun learning AND precise discipline in terms of technique. She is professional, communicates very effectively and develops a good rapport with young students. With the Suzuki Method being one requiring parent partnership, I personally have enjoyed Lori's support and fun ideas that help me carry through with our home practice. We also really enjoy the workshops and recitals she holds on a regular basis. I highly recommend Lori Bolt!
I like to begin with a complimentary trial lesson. I work with the potential new student and explain my program to the parent. If lessons proceed, I provide support for the parent -who is required to help the child practice at home - in the form of instruction about the method and the best ways to conduct practice.
I have taken Teacher Training courses and Workshops through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. My course work is registered on their website. I am an Active Teacher member of the organization.
Tuition is a monthly fee of $133 for 30 minute lessons once a week for a beginner. Lesson length increases, as does the fee, once the student completes Book 1. Materials are additional.
Monthly group class is included in the monthly fee.
I have successfully taught ages 4 through adult.
The genre of music they're hoping to learn to play, as well as the commitment to practice several days a week to work toward their goals. In the case of the Suzuki Method parents need to consider their own time commitment to assist the student at home and to attend lessons with the child.