- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Regular private piano lessons are $25.00 for a 30” lesson. However, many of my students, enjoy lessons 45” , 60”, or 75” in length. For younger students, 15" and 20" sessions are appropriate and a great way to whet their musical appetite, & learn foundational musical principles! Joint Musical Sessions with siblings are fun, economical and convenient! (I.e., a 20" session for two young siblings, ages 4 and 5 yrs, would be the same amount, whether there are 2 children, or just 1! I OFFER a 20% discount for the 3rd, or any additional family member, (after the 1st two students,) who enrolls for lessons!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My 1st assessment evaluates: a)the student's previous musical study and exposure b)the student's learning style, and preferred modes of instruction c)does the piano fit the student, & vice versa? Does the student know how to sit appropriately at the Piano, and the critical importance of this foundational element? d)Is the practice environment one in which the student will progress as quickly as he/she is able? Does the room have appropriate lighting, is the bench the correct height and distance from the keys? d)How much time can the student practice, and is the student willing to be taught HOW to practice? MORE practice is not always the mandate, but LEARNING HOW to practice is critical!! e)What KIND of music does the student desire to learn to play? What physical and mental skills are necessary to get him/her to achieve their musical goals?
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In addition to receiving 10 yrs of pedagogy instruction from my mother, I am pursuing advanced studies right now, with a top-notch piano instructor here in the city where I live. I am also attending several seminars continually under the tutelage of the top Feldenkrais instructors in the United states! I have also registered to play in several city-wide performances for the Fall of 2015, and Spring of 2016.