Francis Music Studio

Francis Music Studio

5.0 (3)
3 hires on
16 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching private piano lessons for over 30 years and it never gets old because each student is unique!  I tailor every lesson to fit the age, personality and goals of each person taking lessons.

Getting to know the students and their families.  I also love problem solving... helping a student figure out what to do when they seem 'stuck'.

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Charlotte, NC 28226
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3 Reviews


  • Yuxian Zhang

    Linda is really helpful and patient.

  • Michael Forest

    Ms. Francis is friendly and encouraging and has gotten our son off to a strong start in piano. He is already reading the notes on the staff! We also love the in-home studio setting that has been non-intimidating for our son.

  • Michael Forest

    Straight-forward, professional and personable approach.

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

Offer a free 'meet and greet' where I listen to the student and parents share their dreams and goals for piano lessons. If they have already had music lessons, I ask them to share previous music they have learned and their music journey thus far.   We also discuss my philosophy and studio policies.

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

Bachelor of Music Education degree with emphasis in piano from Taylor University.

Level 1-3 Kodaly Certification from Seattle Pacific University.

Various continuing Education credits via online courses and workshops.

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

$110 per month for four 30-minute lessons. 

$155 per month for four 45-minute lessons.

$45 registration fee

$30 recital fee 

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching while still in college.  Our university had a program that offered piano lessons to the neighboring communities.  I liked the one-on-one aspect of private lessons and continued to teach students in schools and then in my home studio.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 5-73.  Kindergarten beginners to adult beginners.  Intermediate and Advanced students.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A younger brother of one of my students was at the recital and was inspired to begin lessons after witnessing several older male students play some striking pieces!

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

Have a meet and greet with the teacher.  Get an idea of the teacher's style and philosophy.  If you feel the teacher is right for you, start lessons and give it 3-6 months before you make a final decision.

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