Nancy Ellen Ruocco Piano Studio

Nancy Ellen Ruocco Piano Studio

1 employee
53 years in business

About this pro

I have a Masters Degree in Piano Performance which I received after studying in Italy on scholarship and have taught all ages for many years. I belong to various professional groups: Music Teachers National Association and the Illinois State Music Teachers Association. I have been nationally certified by them.  I believe in working with each student individually so that music becomes a part of his/her daily life and a life-long joy.  Theory and Music History are a part of my lessons and I offer many opportunities for the student to perform in a friendly atmosphere. The study of music is an ever-giving gift. 

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Northbrook, IL 60062
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We begin by talking about what the student expects and what I as a teacher expect. Then, after assessing the student's level of expertise, we start to work.

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

I think I answered that in my profile.

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

60 min. - $54.00 (10% discount)

45 min. - $40.00 (10% discount)

30 min. - $30.00

How did you get started teaching?

I opened my own studio and advertised.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My students who participated in the AIM program I offer last year all received scores of above 95.

This past weekend, 6 of my students participated in a local Festival of Pianos - 6 duets played simultaneously on 6 Steinway grand pianos. This is a fun activity - students love it.

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

Know what your specifix goals are for studying piano.

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

Do I prefer classical or jazz/pop? or do I want to learn both?

Am I willing to practice every day?

Are my parents supportive of my piano study?