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Aysgarth Piano Studio
Aysgarth Piano Studio

Aysgarth Piano Studio

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Introduction: Expert one-on-one service from a professional musician/teacher who cares about each and every student who walks thru the door. My goal is to invite the student to begin to enjoy the rewards of working hard and playing hard -- at the piano and IN LIFE. There comes a time in every student's life when they face a turning point...they either rise to the challenge and make visible progress OR....they keep giving the minimum effort and never feel the joy of achievement at the piano. My service helps the student take this leap and seamlessly pass from beginner to intermediate to early advanced, and beyond. I very much enjoy using the tools I was shown by my master teachers in order to guide my young pianists to excellence and proficiency. As a teacher, I am interested in fostering the love of music and in particular, the enchantment with the PIANO! One does not have to be a grand master to enjoy sitting at the instrument and bringing forth the sound of melodies, harmonies, hands crossing over one another, the discovery of the language of music, for indeed, it is like learning a new language. And it is with this in mind, I am intent on watching my students closely and devising their weekly lesson plans so as to help them go home with a clarity of purpose and with luck, inspiration to improve and progress. They are advised to phone me with problems and difficulties so they don't waste time practicing incorrectly. I devote time for all my young musicians-in-the-making whenever possible and encourage them to listen to classical music, especially, and to attend concerts and programs with their parents. It builds interest and curiosity. The ability to play the piano is a lifelong endeavor, a thrill in the best of times, and a solace in difficult times. Watching my students grow and mature in life and in music and knowing I played a part in this dramatic process! I also like being a mentor and friend to my young musicians-in-the-making. Tuition -- I have four levels of pricing: 1) very young children age 6 to 8 ($40 per 1/2 hr.) 2) children age 8 to 11 ($45 per 3/4 hr.) 3) older students from 12 to 21 ($48 per hr.) 4) Adults from age 22 -- ($55 per hr.) * Mature adults (65 yrs.
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Hired 12 times

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28 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, professionalism, and work quality.

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Lucy S.

Piano Lessons (for adults)

I decided to fulfill my dream of learning how to play the piano properly with a good teacher. I found Pam on Thumbtack and she has been fantastic for my adult piano lessons. I am 39 years old with a musical background that dates very far back in the day (high school), and she taught me the basics and challenged me beyond what I thought I was capable of. She is patient but strict, and emphasizes technique in a way that I find to be so helpful to prevent bad habits from starting early. Pam is a devoted teacher who pours herself into each of her lessons for all of her students. I have been learning from her for the past 6 months and plan to stick with her as long as she's willing to teach me.
Jul 31, 2017
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Claire H.

Piano Lessons

Pamela is amazing. I have learned valuable lessons and will always think of her when I am by the piano.
Aysgarth Piano Studio's reply
hi, dear heart! That was sweet of you to leave such a glowing review. I think of you often. Where are you? Would that I could see you and have a long chat about life, this and that, etc. Hope all goes well. Let me know your news and location, please. YOU are AMAZING!! Love, Pam
Apr 26, 2018
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Andrew M.

My experiences at Aysgarth Piano Studio are truly amazing! Ms.Kalt is a pleasure to collaborate and work with. I encourage you to take lessons from her because I guarantee you WILL get your money's worth. She is a talented woman who is devoted to teaching the piano. When I started taking lessons at the age of seven, I only had a basic knowledge of the piano and music. Without the help of Ms.Kalt, I would never have been the pianist I am today! Now, I'm eleven years old and have learned to play the Clementi Sonatina, a Bach Prelude and many more! She has changed the way I think about music and the piano. I continue to take lessons and won't quit. She has been an inspiration to me and other students. Overall, I rate Ms.Kalt ten of ten. This is because of her amazing efforts she puts into teaching of us students. Ms.Kalt is the first teacher I highly recommend because of her amazing integrity and effort she puts into teaching us students. I hope you find this review helpful and wish to see you taking lessons from Ms.Kalt!
Oct 9, 2017
Fan Y.

Pam is a brilliant and dedicated teacher. Her love for piano and music is contagious and she has a passion for guiding her students into the fascinating world of music. Pam has high expectations for her students, values detailed work and emphasizes playing from the heart. Through her inspiring guidance during the past two years, Pam has not only helped me build a solid foundation of piano techniques and greatly enlarged my repertoire, but also brought my music appreciation and interpretation to a much higher level. As an adult learner, I could fulfill my dream of playing the piano confidently and beautifully because of her. Each lesson has brought me a new sense of enlightenment, about the beauty in music and in life. I'm very grateful that I have such a wonderful teacher and the transformative experience of working with her.
Feb 16, 2015
Ethan H.

When I came to Ms. Kalt I had no idea on how to do anything, she taught me everything, even how to hold your hands correctly which seems like something no one would need to know but effects how you play dramatically. This year she got me to play the Moonlight Sonata, something that I never would have believed I could do before I started getting lessons from Ms. Kalt. She is a great teacher and I hope to stay with her for many more years.
Jul 31, 2017
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Pamela Kalt

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Tuition -- I have four levels of pricing: 1) very young children age 6 to 8 ($40 per 1/2 hr.) 2) children age 8 to 11 ($45 per 3/4 hr.) 3) older students from 12 to 21 ($48 per hr.) 4) Adults from age 22 -- ($55 per hr.) * Mature adults (65 yrs. & up) $5 off the adult fee

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My students' time with me is quite structured so as to make the most of our time together. We begin with assigned technical work, scales or arpeggi and other various technical exercises for warm-up (I rely on the Dozen-a-Day series and even my adults use these as well as the children!) Then we begin to work together on the assigned repertoire, which is geared to the level of advancement and a balanced menu is vital (classics, modern, contemporary, early jazz and rock for fun). We sometimes end up by looking thru music for the near future and I will often sit down and play things I think will "light up" their young faces and give them pieces to look forward to playing themselves!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance with honors from the State University of New York at Fredonia, N.Y. And as a high school student I acted as an apprentice to my own teacher by stopping off at childrens' homes before going home to give lessons to young beginners! It was invaluable to learning my craft of teaching, and marvelous for my confidence as a young tutor.

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