Albuquerque Piano School

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  • Horace W.

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    Sabrina is among the best teachers, music or otherwise, I've ever had. Each time I encounter difficulty, she always has some kind of concrete guidance to help me through it. Instead of simply telling me what I've done wrong, she shows me specifically what I can do to make it better. That's a good teacher. Plus, she's fun to be with!

    Oct 8, 2016Verified
  • Justin C.

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    It was excellent she is really nice and plays very well she knows how to teach. she is well educated in classical music so if that's what you want she is the perfect teacher.

    Aug 27, 2016Verified

About this pro

Is it possible to combine high standards of quality with flexibility and fun? Over a decade of success at Albuquerque Piano School would suggest that it is. Instructor Sabrina walks students of all ages, backgrounds and creeds through a comprehensive education and personal development. Students learn to play at a high level with efficient, sustainable technique. They learn to read, write, and hear the music theory at the level of their playing. Sabrina's students have played with orchestras in Santa Fe, chamber music recitals teaming up with local violin studios, and auditioned yearly for membership to the American College of Musicians. Others have enjoyed the fulfillment of playing for their own private enjoyment, and everything in between. All students have laughed a lot and felt free to be themselves from day one. Albuquerque Piano School has six yearly opportunities to share music with others and annual masterclasses with guest instructors. For your convenience, APS accepts online payments, credit card, check or cash. APS continues updating its services to meet your modern busy schedule! Earning the trust of my students is incredibly rewarding. When you honor any viewpoint, however surprising a child's viewpoint may be at times, you are then able to see students flourish as musicians in a trusting environment. I feel honored that students want me to know about what's important to them and what's going on in their lives. You can't dread going to work when you know someone's been waiting all week to tell you about the prize she earned in school! I love looking back overyears with a student and seeing how far he's come and how much he's grown.

Years in business

13

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Number of employees

1

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Q & A

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
    During the school year, I teach 37 weeks over the course of 10 months, and I divide the cost of tuition evenly over those ten months. So you are charged the same amount every month, regardless of how long or short that month is. It is easier to remember and you typically are writing smaller checks than you would if I charged month-to-month. I take cash, check, credit card or online payments. Beginning in the fall of 2017 I will be accepting automatic monthly withdrawals, for those who prefer.
  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
    If the student is a child, I start by getting a sense of the family as a whole, because family support is important. I also make sure the family has a clear sense of who I am as a teacher; I like to balance flexibility with consistent good habits, so it's important that the family and I are on the same page before we get started. For adult students, the process is similar, just without the home support component. Once we get a sense of our values and how they meet up, I inquire about the student's personal goals as a musician and make a plan that tailors my approach to their needs.
  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
    Since acquiring my Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, I have continued building my experience as a pianist by working as an accompanist in ballet schools, musicals and churches. I have taught piano for over a decade, privately and at the New Mexico School of Music. I continue to seek out feedback by holding masterclasses with guest teachers and setting up duets with other studios.

Business hours

Mountain Time Zone
SundayClosed
Monday12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Friday12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
SaturdayClosed
Coverage Area for Albuquerque Piano School is about 30+ miles of Albuquerque, NM.