B Sharp Piano Studio

B Sharp Piano Studio

5.0
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

Do you want to enrich your child's musical foundation? How about giving them a creative and positive means of self expression? Do you want to help your child gain the invaluable self confidence that comes from conquering challenges? If you want any of these for your child, you may find what you're looking for at B Sharp Piano Studio.

At B Sharp Piano Studio, you will find individual piano lessons with a well-rounded approach that includes music theory, music history, ear training, composition, and for the adventurous, improvisation. Individual needs can likely be accommodated, since B Sharp Piano Studio is a small studio where every student receives personalized attention.

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Cleveland, OH 44124
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

New students are invited to meet me at a no-risk lesson. We will get to know each other and have some fun at the piano. You only pay if you decide to come back for lessons.


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

Minor in Music from Case Western Reserve University

Music Theory II at Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)

Private Instruction taken with Sean Schultz at Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)

8 years experience as church pianist


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

Tuition is calculated per semester. $235 for 1st grade and up; $180 for Pre-K and K. Semester is 15 weeks long.

No additional cost for recitals and group lessons.

Books and materials not included.


How did you get started teaching?

Like a lot of teachers, I was inspired by my piano teacher growing up. She helped me to appreciate all aspects of learning the piano, including musicianship, music theory, music history, ear training, and composition. I started giving lessons in high school and immediately realized that I loved teaching piano.


What types of students have you worked with?

I mostly teach elementary school aged students, but I have had a few middle school and high school students, and I am open to teaching adults as well.

A curious student who asks questions and is interested in learning the "why" behind the music will mesh with my style of teaching. The student who will do best with me is one who is willing to practice 4-5 days a week for 20-30 minutes day, depending on level.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently tried a new event, which I called "Studio Day", with great success. My students signed up for a block of time to record a CD. I edited and produced their CDs and presented them at their next lesson.

I always enjoy my student recitals. It's a time when they get to show off all their hard work.


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

What are you looking to get out of piano lessons? Do you want to perform at contests? Do you want to be able to play songs you hear on the radio? Do you want to be able to accompany a choir or band? Or do you want to play for personal enjoyment? Do you plan on practicing every day, or only at lessons? How far do you want to travel for lessons? When looking for a teacher, make sure you find one who suits your needs. Every teacher has a different personality, some of which may be more motivating to you than others. Every teacher has their own personal priorities, as well. Ask for a trial lesson so you can get to know a teacher before committing.


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