I began teaching piano in 1997 in Avon, MN. My first student was 3 years old so I learned quickly how to cater my lessons for preschoolers. I moved my business to St. Cloud, MN in 2003 and to St. Paul, MN in 2013 where I currently teach.
I teach at a local preschool and out of my home studio to students ages 3 to adults. I customize lesson plans according to each student’s goals and specific needs. I host three recitals a year and at least one piano family play date as well.
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Samantha has a long history of teaching piano. She is personable and very responsive to with communications. So far, we are very happy.
Patience, cheerfulness, and knowing when to go easy and when to push a student to improve.
My daughter started just 2 months ago. She loves going to her lessons and practicing at home. Samantha is very thorough in her instruction of readings music, understanding theory, and proper technique. She moves at the pace necessary for my daughter, and that keeps things challenging but still fun. I really appreciate how Samantha encourages a love of music that is so contagious, I never have to prompt my daughter to practice.
I like to schedule a meet and greet before our first lesson. This allows the student to see the studio, meet me, sit at the piano and get a feel for what Lessons would be like. I go through the contract with parents and answer any questions they may have. We schedule our weekly lesson time and await our first lesson.
The first few weeks are spent getting familiar with the piano itself, learning some basics with simple songs and exercises, and developing a practice routine at home.
Beginner lessons are 30 minutes in length, once a week - $25
60 minute Lessons are available to students at an intermediate/advanced level, once a week - $45