Tim's Weekly Piano Lessons
As I've described, I'm enthusiastic about playing. I hope that my excitement about the person learning is felt. I really love teaching.
I've been teaching on and off for the past 20ish years. I just like seeing the student (doesn't matter the age) light up with the knowledge that they've done something spectacular.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Interview and assessment
Musical and personality questions
Type of music student wants to learn
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
12 years Classicaly trained
9 years in symphonies
20 years teaching beginners
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$40.00 per half hour
4 lesson minimum paid up front
Minimum 24 hour notification via text, email, or voice message to cancel, postpone, or reschedule lesson time. If not given, Lesson is charged to student for time Lesson was arranged.
How did you get started teaching?
A friend asked me to teach them, and then their child and it just moved on from there.
What types of students have you worked with?
Beginners, are the dominant choice. A blank slate is always promising.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I was on a cruise and the music director found out that I played the piano and asked that I sit in with the performance....it was a lot of fun....
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Give it your all or don’t bother. Don’t do it half willingly, give it all you have and with enthusiasm!!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Why do they want to learn to play?? Hopefully not the “i always wanted to learn” answer or “mom and dad want me to learn”
hopefully they have been inspired, because that is usually the best student.