I love the piano, and I love being a part of the journey to help others discover it! I am committed to pursuing truth and beauty in my life, and music--specifically the piano--has been an important part of my own journey. Music helps us as creative, intelligent, and unique beings to explore our world, to express what we may not have words for, and to communicate with others.
Piano lessons include repertoire and instructions specifically tailored to each student’s learning style and personality. Lessons are "traditional" in the emphasis on learning to read music and playing the body of classical repertoire which has survived the test of time. However, lessons may also include playing by ear, improvisation, pop songs, lead sheets/chord charts, theory, or general musicianship. Lessons are meant to be a positive experience, motivating our journeys to become more fully our own selves.
Contact me to set up a free trial lesson or to begin lessons!
LESSON COST (effective September 1, 2020)
$35 / half hour lesson $50 / 45 minute lesson These lesson fees may be paid weekly. Accepted payment methods include cash, check, paypal, venmo, apple pay, google wallet, and debit/credit card.
The 2020 calendar brings us extra uncertainty! I am offering lessons via video or in-person, depending on families' comfort level. I will be wearing a mask to all in-person lessons until the CDC recommends otherwise. I will not teach any in-person lessons if I am feeling unwell or have a cough. Students who have colds, coughs, fevers, etc and are still able to have a lesson will be asked to consider the video option for the duration of their sickness. I am mindful that we are all under new circumstances and will be extra flexible for anything resulting from COVID-19.
Normal policy: Students who intend to take lessons at a consistent time for the entire academic year may take advantage of the monthly payment option, $100/student, which is a good faith agreement between instructor and student to continue regularly scheduled lessons for the academic year. Monthly payments are due on the first lesson of each month, September through May. This includes an average of 30 lessons at the regularly scheduled time between Labor Day and the June recital (minimum 28 lessons; maximum 32 lessons). This 30 lesson structure allows for Christmas break, spring break, occasional illness, and other professional obligations for the instructor (no more than 2 cancellations per year per weekday by the instructor for professional obligations). Rescheduling options will be available on a limited basis and at viable times for both student and instructor. Video lessons (Skype, Facetime, Google Duo, FB Messenger) may be offered in extreme weather conditions. Students who frequently cancel or need to reschedule lessons may not receive 30 lessons.
Lessons may begin at any point during the year, contact me to begin! Official first day of lessons is Monday, September 14. There will be NO LESSONS on the following days: November 25-29 (Thanksgiving) December 19-January 3 (Christmas break) Please communicate your spring break/vacation travel plans in advance. Additional "no lesson" days may be scheduled during the year due to my accompanying schedule. These days will be communicated in advance and will not be billed or counted in the lesson total.
AVAILABLE DAYS / TIMES
Available times subject to change throughout the year; please contact me for the most current times or with specific requests 10/9/2020 currently no openings. Please contact me if you'd like to join my waiting list, or check out other piano teachers on www.mnmusicteachers.com. Saturday/Sunday times open for very occasional students at the per-lesson rate, please contact me about specific dates
Lessons will be scheduled at the same time every week. A 24 hour advance notice is required to avoid a lesson charge. Refunds for unused lessons will not be issued. Alternate lesson times are offered on a very limited basis and are not guaranteed to be available. Any lessons canceled by me, or lesson time missed by me, will be made up or refunded/not counted in the annual total. Video lessons may be offered in the event of inclement weather or other extenuating circumstance. Students are expected to continue lessons through the year; if lessons need to be discontinued please give a two-week notice. The monthly lesson rate is due at the first lesson of each month, September through May. A shared google spreadsheet will be updated with lesson dates and any additional amount due (books/programs).