I teach piano in my home near Maxwell, IA. And I may travel to your home under the right circumstances. I teach all levels. Youngest students have a 30-minute lesson for $12. Older students' lessons are 45 minutes and include music theory, ear-training etc. The cost is $15. Advanced students and some adults take a one-hour lesson for $20. I am an experienced pianist and teacher. I play accompaniment for soloists, church services, weddings and funerals. I enjoy all things piano! It's important to have a piano (acoustic or digital) or touch-sensitive keyboard with pedal in your home for practicing. I hope to hear from you! Piano is a terrific addition to my life and I'd like to help you get started at this lifetime pleasure! Sincerely, Paula Long
My eldest daughter has had piano lessons with Paula Long since 2015. She was an early intermediate when she started lessons with Paula. In that time, with hard work and challenging instruction from Paula, she progressed well and is now an advanced student, well equipped in piano technique, music theory, and the ability to sight read new pieces well and learn challenging pieces with practice. Paula has the wonderful ability to see her student's strengths and weaknesses and the ability to teach to them. She encouraged my daughter in ways that I never could. Mrs. Long was instrumental in developing my daughter's confidence in playing, especially in front of others. Paula chooses various materials and books to help my daughter to both develop confidence and challenge her skills. One of the greatest things she gave my daughter is conversations about music and playing the piano that have helped her develop a deeper love and appreciation for music. They developed a sweet friendship at the piano bench. Although Paula lives in Maxwell, she came to Des Moines to give my daughter lessons on the days she was already in Des Moines. She was a joy to work with in arranging lesson times that worked for both of us. As a homeschooling mom, we have more flexibility than most and that worked to all of our advantages.
Paula has the wonderful ability to see her student's strengths and weaknesses and the ability to teach to them. She encouraged my daughter in ways that I never could. She knows just how to challenge her and just how much. Mrs. Long was instrumental in developing her confidence in playing, especially in front of others. She is very strong in theory and proper technique. Thank you, Paula
Paula is a great teacher. She blends well with my 15 year old who is new to piano.
Very easy to work with & great teacher/mentor. Paula has been my daughter’s teacher for several years and she has been very easy to work with. She plans her lessons to fit my daughter’s skill level and adds challenges as needed. Great summary and feedback for each lesson. Overall, I’m very happy with Paula being a great teacher and mentor to my daughter. Mike, 94 lessons with Paula