Red Piano Music Studio

Red Piano Music Studio

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
6 years in business

About this pro

Red Piano Music Studio is the newest music instruction in the Rochester, MI area. We believe that one shoe does not fit all, and that all students learn differently- so we tailor our teaching to that.

When you register for lessons with us, you are getting lessons that are a handpicked culmination of repertoire, games, activities, and theory that suit you or your students needs!

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Credentials

Rochester, MI 48309
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • -Cora Lambert, Owner and Director of Education at UpBeat Music Academy

    "Miss Mackenna has a gift for working with young children. She is energetic, professional and skilled at engaging and inspiring young musicians through a wide variety of teaching techniques. I highly recommend Miss Mackenna!"

  • -RPMS Mom

    I first met Ms. Greene when my 18 month-old son started a toddler music class. I was amazed to watch Mackenna keep 2-8 toddlers engaged with instruments and songs for 30 minutes. She met each child on their level, and helped them experience music in whatever manner they were comfortable. I can’t speak highly enough of her talents both as a teacher and as a musician. A violinist for over 32 years, of paramount importance was finding a teacher who would help my kids establish a foundation for enjoying music for a lifetime. She has done that and more. And as a business owner, I have been impressed with her work-ethic, calmness under pressure, and responsible nature. She always arrives early, with a smile and ready to make music with little people.



FAQs


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

During a first lesson with any student, I like to get to know them, and their parent! I'll ask you about what you like, what kinds of music you listen to, and what your goals for learning piano are. We will play some games, and the most important part- play some piano!


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

Miss Mackenna has over 12 years of private lesson experience. She is currently a music education student at Oakland University. She has been an instructor and teacher trainer at The Children's School of Music, substitue organist for the First Baptist Church of Midland, director of multiple music groups/ensembles, and is currently the pianist/organist of a church in her town, director of the Oakland Area Saxophone Ensemble, bari sax player for the Oakland Jazz Band, and, her favorite- owner of Red Piano Music Studio!


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

Our studio has different prices for the different courses and lessons we offer. Please visit the "lessons" segment of our website, www.redpianostudio.com.


How did you get started teaching?

I love music. But, my PASSION is teaching! It began a few years ago when I was hired as a piano/early childhood music/guitar instructor at The Children's School of Music. I loved working with all my students of different ages, abilities, and personalities! 

My favorite part of teaching is watching my students grow as both people, and musicians!


What types of students have you worked with?

Here at Red Piano Music Studio, we have worked with all types of students! We have experience teaching everything from private lessons, to group piano or guitar classes of up to 12 students!

We begin private lessons as early as 3.5 (or 6 on saxophone) and offer them to all ages of teens and adults, but even the youngest of kiddos can find their place in our Toddler Tunes music courses!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently had the opportunity to take a summer roadtrip around Michigan. My favorite part was a stop we made at a small business in the U.P called The Jam Pot- yummy jam and muffins, and I picked up a CD of one of the monks (who worked at the business), playing some beautiful Rachmaninoff and Chopin excerpts!


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

Rule #1- You don't have to stick with the first teacher you take a lesson with!

A private teacher is someone you will spend a lot of time learning under and getting to know, so it's important that you have a connection with them. Don't be afraid to schedule 3-4 lessons with 3-4 different instructors to find a method of teaching that is best for you


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

There are a few things students and their parents should think about before meeting with their teachers:

1. What kind of things do I want to learn while in private piano lessons? Are their any special pieces I want to learn?

2. How much time do I have/want to practice a week? 

3. Am I going to get to (or have to!) perform in recitals, or for lots of people?

4. Where do I see myself 1 year from now regarding the piano? Am I still in lessons? Am I playing for my church? Am I the keyboard player in a rock band?