Evergreen Piano Studio

Evergreen Piano Studio

5.0
1 employee
31 years in business

About this pro

Evergreen Piano Studio provides both in-studio and online piano lessons through Skype.  I offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes some or all of the following:
     Core lesson, technique, theory, ear-training, sight-reading, scales and chords, lead sheets and basic composition. Understanding that everyone is unique, the curriculum may be customized upon request or need.         

Lessons are  30 or 45 minutes once per week. A free, non-committal introductory consultation is advised; please contact me with a time that is convenient time for you.

        
        
          If you are interested in online Skype lessons, all you will need for set up is the Skype program downloaded, and a laptop, or (desktop in close proximity of the piano/keyboard). Extra cameras and microphones may be added but are not necessary as long as I have a good view of the keyboard. .
        If you need clarification on any of the above, don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,
Linda Bates

Member of Washington Music Teachers Association
Member of Olympia Music Teachers Association
Member American College of Musicians

Reviews

Elissa V.

June 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Ms. Linda was such a blessing to our daughter! I was always impressed with her enthusiasm and passion for teaching piano. We appreciated the many ways she challenged our daughter as a piano player, and how encouraging she was along the way. She is an excellent piano teacher for sure, and I would highly recommend her!

 

Julia A.

November 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

My friend, whose son received a music scholarship as well as enjoyed his piano lessons highly, recommended Linda to me. Linda’s great experience and personal methodologies guide students in the shortest way to success and brings an appreciation of music into their lives. No moments during her lessons are wasted for unrelated matters – she always keeps students focused by moving from one activity to another, and by being friendly and encouraging. She is always flexible with her schedule and pleasant to work with. She is a rare instructor who works hard to give students the opportunity to perform in public venues a few times a year (the most favorite moments to my boys), which make children self-confident and proud to demonstrate the fruit of their effort. I have two children who are taking lessons with Linda and they love it: 8 years old (for two years) and 5 years (for over a year). Daily practice at home for my children has turned into a fun habit, and I do not have to be involved much anymore. Linda is a role model for how an instructor should be and I highly recommend her to everyone. I am very thankful to Linda for bringing such an appreciation and joy of music into my sons’ lives. Our family moved to Portland three month ago, but we are still driving to Olympia once a week for lessons because so far we cannot find another instructor with the same excellent qualities.

 

Shannon M.

November 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

 

My children have been with Linda since they started piano at age 5, they are now 16 & 14. They simply love her. I appreciate her willingness to flex to their different styles of learning and engagement. I gave both the option to stop lessons after 8th grade, neither one wanted to stop so as a Junior & Freshman in high school they are still with Linda.

Gerald S.

November 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

 

My children have been taking piano lessons at Evergreen Piano Studio since 2013. I know for sure that this place is the right place for my children because they don't complain about going or wanting to quit. Ms. Linda has a calm personality and provides honest and direct feedback to the children on where they need to improve and the method for improving. Since our children have been taking lessons at Evergreen Piano Studio, their knowledge and performance has significantly improved. Excellent teacher and mentor for our children.

Kim H.

November 2, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Linda Bates brought back the joy of playing piano to my son! Linda is intuitive and understands how to motivate kids to want to learn to play better.

 

Sandra S.

May 20, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Professional, comprehensive, and personalized study of the piano. Her years of experience are obvious in her ability to approach each student as an individual with a unique learning style. Thanks for giving us the gift of music!

 

Amanda S.

February 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Linda teaches all three of my children piano.She started with my oldest who is 13 years old when she was six. She is patient yet firm with what she expects.She has been giving my son who is high functioning autistic piano lessons for a year and we have seen him do very well with her class.

 

Kristi R.

November 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter has taken lessons with Linda for 6 years, and I'm very pleased with her progress. Linda is patient and makes piano lessons fun. My daughter is now 13 and plays for our church regularly, and I'm certain she will continue to enjoy the piano for years to come. I have found Linda's pricing to be more than fair. You'll be lucky to have her!

 

Crystal G.

October 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter started taking lessons about 2.5 years ago w/teacher Bates. I felt like this teacher has listened to my questions or concerns and addressed them pro-actively. I really appreciate teacher Bates does not placate my child and upholds fair consistent rules (my child loves grey areas). I have really enjoyed watching and listening my daughter 'get it' and she can actually 'play' the piano. Its amazing and I am glad I found someone took the time to help my child be as awsome as I already knew she was.


         It has been my utmost pleasure to watch as my students grow from barely being able to push the keys down, to accompanying a high school choir, theatrical play or playing for a social event or church service. Many have taken their training off to college.  All have known that very special connection between the musician and the instrument. This is the ultimate goal.

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Lacey, WA 98513
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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

First off, I schedule a 30 minute interview with the interested party in order to understand goals and to go over the studio policies. If all is acceptable and agreed upon, we can find a convenient time-slot and begin lessons the following week. There is no high pressure involved.


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

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

Linda Bates was formally trained for seven years under the tutelage of Joanne Skidmore in Portland, Oregon. She has taught piano successfully for the past 30 years. In addition to teaching, Ms. Bates has acted as Music Director for several community theater productions in Crested Butte Colorado which included vocal direction and accompaniment for the musicals Annie and Oliver and served as pianist in Cabaret. She was employed by The Portland Waldorf School as classical pianist for the Eurhythmy class. Linda has served as Director of Music Ministries, Worship Leader, pianist/keyboardist and Music Coordinator in various churches for the past 17 years and has accompanied school concerts, numerous weddings and social events. She considers music to be a lifelong pursuit, and continues to further her education by attending pedagogy seminars, college classes and teacher workshops.


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

Pricing system for once per week lessons

Online:      $120. per mo. for 30 minutes

                $170. per mo. for 45 minutes