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is to help each student build a solid musical foundation
that will provide them a lifetime of enjoyment. I believe
there is creativity in all of us. My job as teacher and
mentor is to inspire each student to uncover their potential,
be a guide and way-shower, helping to develop and strengthen
school year will begin the week of August 18. If you are
interested in lessons, please call 256-348-5236 or send
an email. Space is limited.
go here for tuition information and the registration form.
Tuition Information & Registration
and Partner Lessons
I'm offering Beginner Group Piano Lessons
for elementary age students. (6 - 9 years old / 1st - 4th
grade) Students are grouped according to age and ability.
Classes are limited to 6 students to ensure each student
receives individual attention. At least 3 students are required
for the class to make.
If you are
interested in Beginner Group Lessons, please call or send
are offered on an as-needed basis. This is an excellent
choice when two students are at the same level musically
and developmentally, and when there are budget considerations.
Please feel free
to contact me with any questions you might have concerning
these programs, or to discuss your child's music interest.
and Make-Up Lessons
give at least 24-hours notice if you must cancel a lesson.
Make up lessons are given at the teacher's discretion,
depending on the available time and the student's need.
Last minute cancellations and no-shows will not be made
Learning any new skill takes
consistent, focused repetition. In the music world, it's called practice.
In order to receive the full benefits of musical study, daily practice
minutes, six(6) days a week is the ideal for the beginning
to early intermediate student. As pieces become longer and
more complex, the amount of practice time needed will naturally
increase. For younger students, as well as busy families,
this time may be divided into shorter segments.
The ultimate goal of practicing
is to be able to play the assigned pieces musically with all the right
notes. Carving out a consistent practice schedule is the first step. I
strongly recommend that parents sit down with their child at the beginning
of lessons and establish a daily/weekly routine for practicing. With our
busy schedules and countless obligations each day, it is too easy to let
the day slip by without practicing. But if practicing is established as
a priority on your child's To-Do list, creating a daily habit, your efforts
will be rewarded. The student will make consistent progress and they -
and you - will enjoy their musical study much more.
studying music is a family affair. It takes family coordination
to set up and keep practice routines. It also takes parental
support, which can come in many forms - anything from asking
your child to play a favorite piece, to keeping abreast
of weekly assignments, to pep talks when a difficult song
comes along. In addition, sitting in on practice sessions
with younger children, helping them read instructions or
lesson assignments, can help alleviate potential anxiety
when the student is new to reading words as well as music.
If you have questions or would like suggestions or practice strategies specific to your family, please contact me.