Do I need a piano?
Students must have an acoustic piano or a weighted 61+ keys keyboard (88 keys is best) with a pedal at home in order to practice. The bench should be adjusted to the proper height. Acoustic pianos should be tuned annually or more often as needed.
If you are looking for a first piano, this guide might be of help: https://colourfulkeys.ie/how-to-choose-your-first-piano/ (Please note that the author is based in Ireland, so money amounts and sources differ from what you’ll find in the US.)
For my students, you can try some of these options in the studio. I can recommend a couple of technicians in the Buford or Atlanta areas as well as a piano mover. It’s best to have a technician look at a piano before investing further in it. This may cost in the $100-$200 range.
How much do I need to practice each day?
That depends on your age and goals. As with any skill you want to develop, daily practice makes for regular progress. HOW you practice is more important than how long.
That said, generally, for young children, starting with 10 minutes works. For older beginners, start with half an hour daily. Another loose rule-of-thumb, is 3 minutes per year of age. If you lose track of time in the joy of making music, don’t be surprised. 🙂
How much are lessons and materials?
Tuition & Fees
Monthly Tuition pays for membership in the studio and a set number of lessons. It’s flat-rate: the same amount every month. Most music is included except method books and any special requests from student.
Private, 30 minute – $88
Private or online, 45 minute – $120
Online, 30 minute – $108
Annual Registration: $25/student (due each August after start year)
What payment forms do you accept?
Check, cash, Zelle and credit card (through the studio management portal)