Mandy Piano Studio

Mandy Piano Studio

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About this pro

I specialize in teaching all students how to become confident music readers. I feel that sight reading skill is the most important factor in students continuing to play, whether professionally or for pleasure, throughout their lives.

I enjoy instilling problem solving skills in children in a way that is fun for them. I like teaching children and adults music that they want to learn as well as getting to know their interests and introducing them to new music that becomes a new favorite.

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Atlanta, GA 30316
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5 Reviews


  • Carol Colatrella

    Mandy provides expert instruction to students of all ages, but she has special rapport with the young. We appreciated how her love of music and talent inspired our daughter and other students we saw at recitals. Mandy is a great teacher!

  • Renee Chahoy

    I have been studying with Mandy for 8 years. She is an excellent teacher with great knowledge and technical expertice. She has a warm and delightful personality. Great with adults as well as children!

  • Holly

    Mandy teaches my 5 year old daughter piano. She is very patient with her. Mandy has also helped build her confidence and my daughter really enjoys taking the lessons.

  • David Smart

    Marguerite is wonderful. I have referred many students to her over the years, and they have all been very satisfied with the lessons received.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to have students committ to one initial lesson. If the student dies not have a lesson book, I provide one at the first lesson. If the student has prior experience with piano or another instrument, I evaluate their existing knowledge. Regardless of whether the student is beginning or more advanced, we discuss goals, the amount of practice time that the student has in a typical week, and what we can expect to achieve at that commitment level. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott and a Masters in Piano Pedagogy from Georgia State.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons in your home: $45 for 45 min, $60 for 60 min, $70 for 75 min, $75 for 90 minutes

Lessons in my home: $30 for 35 min, $40 for 40 min, $50 for 60 min, $65 for 65 min

Weekly or twice monthly available

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching fellow students in high school. I then taught a few students near my college, and began teaching teaching full time immediately upon graduation.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 5 through seniors. I have taught beginners through advanced students, and worked with children with ADD, mild autism, and dislexia.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We had a guitarist accompany students at the Christmas recital, and it was great fun. I like doing Halloween recitals at my home, with students in their costumes.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try one lesson with the teacher to see if it is a good fit before you commit to further lessons. Ask about their expectations for practice and see if that fits with your schedule. Also ask about what repertoire is taught. Some teachers may only teach classical, and if the student is motivated by movie themes, jazz etc it will be important to communicate that interest to the teacher.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Amount of time you have to practice, and whether the goal is to prepare for band in school, to learn to read music, to become a serious performer, etc. If you don't have a piano, where you will practice and if you need assistance looking into renting an instrument or buying a new or used one. If you need an instrument, communicating your budget will help your teacher guide you in the right directionl.