Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A. I have an interview with a new customer to discover what goals and interests he or she has. If a parent wants his or her child to study piano, I ask the child if he or she wants to learn and is willing to practice ten minutes a day. I require the parent to learn with the child just like doing homework after school.
Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I hold a B.A. in music from Mills College and an M.A. in piano pedagogy from Holy Names University and studied early childhood education and worked in preschools to be familiar with how young children learn.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. I do have a standard price $25.00 a half hour. $20 if two children are taking the lessons
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I began teaching piano lessons while attending Mills College under the guidance of a music professor. At Holy Names University, I attended classes on piano pedagogy observed professional piano teachers teach young children using Suzuki methods
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Although I teach all ages , my main specialty is the instruction of the young children
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I enter my students in Piano Guild auditions every spring. They always do very well in the auditions as well as the biannual recitals. Some of students play piano in a school band and are learning to minister in worship services.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Look for a teacher who loves people and is patient and has a positive attitude. The teacher must be dedicated to the success of students encouraging them to study music throughout life and share music with others to enrich their lives.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A. The customers ask what methods does the professional use to teach piano, what services does the teacher offer recitals, auditions, and competitions and what styles of music are taught.