INTRODUCTORY STUDY PROGRAM

30-minute sessions Package of 4 introductory lessons $95

MAKES GREAT GIFT CERTIFICATES 

2019-2020

Monthly tuition package is pro-rated 11 months , with school breaks and 2-3 allotted absences (if beginning different month than September, or alternate week lessons, multi -family discounts, adult daytime discounts, scholarships, financial need packages discussed on individual basis)

Also included, 7+ group lessons, 1-3 performance opportunities, potential competition and recording possibilities also possible/ . And certain monthly apps for studio games, assignments, contests etc (average $12 month)

Tuition includes 7% tax

Always delightful and fun, good learning experience. 4/9/19

30 minutes 155

45.               203

60.               249

45 minute 2 installment payments, 1 per semester discounts include 1 complimentary month, and material discounts, and extra summer discounts. 999

The tuition agreement includes two missed/canceled lessons and one for teacher absence. (If none missed it is two complimentary lessons) Lessons canceled for weather or additional teacher absences are rescheduled or credited.

Questions to ask a teacher.

What are your qualifications?

Education. Music Degree Lawrence University/Conservatory. Graduate Studies Westminster/Ryder.

Goals/expectations. For student to always progress and we set some goals together, such as so many pages by certain date sometimes contests for music terminology, scales, composition. Also to have fun learning and enjoying the journey.

Teaching Experience. 28 years of private studio teaching. Kindermusik certified and have taught classroom music K-8.

Philosophies of Music Education.

With experience comes more knowledge! And there is more than one type of learning. My philosophy is to learn music, exercise the brain,

Specific songs student wishes to learn, to have a hobby that uses your emotions. To develop a skill that you will enjoy for a lifetime As an educator, my role is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn and grow. Music is key to experiencing and understanding feelings through musical experiences. and it's not about me.

Lesson focus can offer students the agility to internalize music for reasons beyond enjoyment.

music/feelings are constant. Human beings constantly feel. Musical sound externalizes an allowance to hold unto a feeling so it cannot wash away, giving a permanence. music lessons will inspire learning, will work collaboratively making discoveries. Students ear at the center. And building a relationship so important to learning.

I’ll strive to ENGAGE, CHALLENGE and INSPIRE growth.

This is my full-time career and focus so keeping an open connection to parents and having parents attend some lessons is helpful to success. 

Lessons are geared to the individual, many methods, and add some fun and unique ideas that include "How to compose", "How to improvise", "How to play lead lines" , "how to expand your singing range", " Unique singing warm-ups geared to the individual, and "let performance jitters work for you", to name a few. ❤️

PRACTICING:

Individual basis. Busy lives/ schedules need creative practicing inc a couple weeks of vacation from practicing in exchange for a couple everyday practice weeks, etc I know this is the ultimate challenge as you do not want to be the "practice or else" monster, nor do you want your child to dislike music.

I have creative ideas for practicing beyond the 20 minutes a day. Competing with sports, school, video games adds extra challenges and we can budget some time, and not same every week.

Schubert

Impromptu