Miss Claudette's Piano Lessons
I have been teaching piano since I was a freshman in college, majoring in Music Education at the University of Kentucky, more than 30 years ago. I love teaching and seeing my students progress in their abilities to play piano and grow to love it as I do. My lessons are fun and my students work hard to learn. Our bi-yearly recitals are exciting and everyone enjoys the opportunities to perform. To help prepare for recitals and to have contact with the other students, we have a Master Class Week once every two months. For that week students attend a group lesson in place of the private lesson. These are greatly enjoyed by everyone. Because it is the basis of learning music (and because I love it as well) lessons are traditional and based on classical training as well as popular and jazz and other styles that we (the students and I) enjoy. Since 2001 I have taught my piano lessons in a studio at Mount Paran Church.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I teach students ages 5 years old through adult. I find out their former involvement in music and what are their interests in music. I introduce them to the piano by seeing that they recognize the pattern of keys. Next I introduce them to the concept of high and low in pitch. Then I introduce them to the appropriate book for their study of piano. Proceeding from there I encourage them with the extreme importance of daily practice.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Music Education, emphasis in piano, from the University of Kentucky. I attend piano workshops and continue to research music and piano teaching. Of the utmost importance is my experience in teaching and how I am continually adapting my teaching to each student’s abilities and capabilities.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Private lessons are $45 for 45-minute lessons once a week.
Students enrolled in private lessons with me attend Master-Your-Piano group classes a few times a year. Those classes are $10