Private lessons are offered, but space is limited. Typically, a child who is beginning between the ages of 5 and 6, we encourage the child to enroll in our Let’s Play Music classes. If the child has previous experience at the piano, the parent and teacher will decide if private lessons are a better fit for the child. The student and parent must be committed to daily practice and the student must be ready for the rigor of private lessons. Placement will be determined during an interview with the student and parent.
The child must have a well-tuned, fully functional piano or a high-quality digital keyboard on which to practice. All keys and pedals must be in working order, with an appropriate piano bench on which to sit.
Suggested Daily Practice:
Ages 6-8: 15-20 min
Ages 9-13: 30 – 40 min
Ages 14 and above: 45 – 60 min
The students are invited to participate in two recitals each year: winter (late November or early December) and spring, (late April or early May). There is a recital fee of $25 due in November and April.
Several of our teachers participate in CFMTA and offer festival and competitions opportunities. Although not mandatory, these performance opportunities are encouraged.