Piano lessons are available for beginner through early advanced, age 5 and older. Lessons focus on the basics of playing piano by integrating all aspects of musicianship, including the use of proper technique, analytical listening and fluent reading in a supportive environment.  Although the focus is on Western Classical music, students are exposed to a variety of music styles including popular music, jazz and world music.  Lessons occur once a week, every week.

Required Materials: Students must have access to a fully functional and well-tuned piano or full-sized weighted digital piano for daily practice. Students should bring their music method books, a lined notebook and repertoire to each lesson. Additional materials (piano book bag, metronomes, music, flash cards) may also be recommended.

Practice Expectations: A student’s progress is determined by dedicated practice, not by simply attending lessons. Ideally, students should practice at least 5 days a week. I don’t usually specify how much a student should practice each day, but I do expect student to practice long enough to complete their weekly assignments and to make progress. 

Examinations

Playing and written examinations are highly recommended but not compulsory. I offer preparation for and participation in the following examination systems:

Certificate of Merit (California)

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (UK)

Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada)

Concerts

All students are required to take part in my studio recitals twice a year, usually in May and December.