Woodland Creek Music

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  • Jennifer B.

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    Mr. Steve is patient, easy-going and fun! At times it's a struggle to get my son, Noah (10), to practice piano, but he always enjoys going to his lesson. Since he started playing several months ago, Noah has learned so much. I highly recommend Woodland Creek Music.

    May 5, 2017
  • Amy F.

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    Both my girls take lessons from Steve. They are 2 very different personalities and he has adapted his style to work with both very affectively. There's also room for flexibility in the schedule during the seasons as school and athletic programs change. A great experience with a professional who has a passion to share his knowledge and skills.

    May 2, 2017

About this pro

I have worked with hundreds of children and adults over the last 17 years and understand families busy lives. I am very student focused and work with them to develop a music experience that meets their needs. It's extremely rewarding to see students progress every week musically and as people.Music has so many attributes that will effect students throughout their lives and teaches valuable skills.I'm Mr. Steve to all my students and families.

Years in business

18

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Number of employees

1

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Piano Lesson FAQ's Q) How long has Steve Burleson been giving piano lessons in Sussex? A) 16 years teaching hundreds of students how to play piano and enjoy music. Q) At what age should I start my child taking piano lessons? A) I like to start girls at 5 or 6 and boys at 6 or 7. Girls are usually more mature, however, there are exceptions. These are just guidelines. Adults are always welcome. Q) Are your lessons private or group? A) I give weekly, private lessons, 1/2 hr in length. Q) How much time should a piano student practice? A) Beginners 15-20 mins a day, Intermediate 30-45 mins a day, Advanced 1 hr+ a day. Every student is different. Work with your teacher to develop good practice habits and time management techniques. Q) What piano methods do you use? A) I like the Faber Method and supplement Martha Mier Jazz, Dozens a Day and Hanon for exercises. I also encourage other styles, methods & composers based on the student’s interest. Q) What performance activities do you offer? A) We have (2) "Celebrations of Music" (recitals) each year and participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival. We also participate in the WSMA. We've had many trophy and state performance winners. Q) Are piano lessons year round? A) Yes, piano is a year round activity. Q) What is the cost per studio lesson? A) Lessons are $25.00 per half hr. Payment is due at the start of each month. We address make-up lessons on an individual basis. Q) What is the cost for home lessons? A) Lessons are $75.00 per hr. (2) student minimum Q) Are there material or sign-up fees? A) No, the only additional costs are to purchase music and registration fees for the music festivals.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      A meeting at my studio is required so we can all get to know each other and discuss goals, expectations and decide on a time for lessons.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I have been playing piano for 50 yrs. I have a B.S. & M.A. in music from UW-Oshkosh.I have given piano lessons for 17 yrs and played for 100's of weddings and events. I am a Pandora artist and have produced several CD's of my piano compositions and arrangements.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    Sunday12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    MondayClosed
    TuesdayClosed
    WednesdayClosed
    ThursdayClosed
    Friday12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday12:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Woodland Creek Music is about 20+ miles of Sussex, WI.