Top quality piano instruction providing both group and individual experiences for students of all ages. 16 years in the area and 7 years in the same location. Experienced teachers, acoustic pianos. Serious but fun!
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We always start with an interview, which is free and carries no obligation to begin lessons. At the interview, we evaluate the student's readiness for lessons and develop a plan of study which we think will be effective in reaching the student's goals.
All of our teachers have either a undergraduate or graduate degree in piano performance or piano pedagogy. (Typically a Bachelor of Music or Master of Music.)
During the School Year (Labor Day to late June), we charge tuition on a monthly basis. Our monthly rates include virtually all of the services we offer: the weekly lesson, semi-annual recitals, workshop group classes, and most books and materials. Our rates also cover the cost of maintaining our beautiful and comfortable studio in Falls Church. This makes it a little hard to quote an accurate per-lesson rate!
During the Summer Session (late June to Labor Day) we charge for lessons one-by-one with no minimum or monthly charges.
We are always on 30 days notice to quit. No long-term commitments.
I taught my first student while I was still in high school, simply because I thought it would be fun! Since that time, I've alwayds had at least one student. I opened my fixed-location Studio in Falls Church in 2008. Our other teachers have different stories, but we all have long experience teaching.
We work with all types of interested students! Our very youngest beginners are four years old. Our oldest student is 82. The majority of our students are age 8 to 14. Most students grow up to do other things, but several students have gone on to study at the college level, including at Eastman and Berklee (in Boston).
Our December mini-recital! In this festive event, we enjoyed 84 well-prepared, well-presented student performances and hosted over 250 guests. And we ate 131 cupcakes. All in our own little Studio!
Attend at least two in-person interviews (i.e. interview more than one teacher). Even if you are a total beginner to music, the process of talking with different teachers will greatly help you to define your goals and needs.
Education begins with discovery and exploration. If you are interested in music and you have a quality practice instrument in your home and you have a plan for developing a consistent at-home practice routine...you have all the readiness you need to begin talking to teachers. Questions will occur to you as you begin talking to people!