5. Carol Nethen West Music Studio
- 48 years in business
- 2 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Palm Bay, FL
"Piano lessons are usually 45 minutes long and are weekly. I require students to practice daily and will make assignments in an assignment book. The lesson is broken down into three parts:
1. technical exercise
2. basic learning to read music or, for more advanced students, music theory as applied to the piano.
3, piano repertoire - pieces from graded repertoire books, standard classical repertoire, exploring different styles like jazz and pop
Tuition is paid on the first week of each month for the entire month. Any absences must be made up within the same week of absence to maintain weekly regimen. Cancellation requires 24 hour notice.
Any starter keyboards must be on a stand and have a music rack with a good light. The keyboard must have touch sensitivity so that the student can be expressive according to touch. Weighted keys, not just touch sensitivity, is required so that fine muscle coordination can be developed - without this feature, the student is trying to play tennis with a feather instead of a racket. The bench must be a piano bench style, not a chair and at a standard piano bench height.
I enjoy sharing music with students who are keen on practicing and completing assignments - the objective is enrichment of life for students and their families.I have experienced many students who have gained pride in themselves as they become more adept with technique and expression while making music. I have witnessed many families who enjoy making music together.
I also enjoy preparing students for college auditions. I play classical, sacred and jazz music. Currently, I am working on a CD smooth jazz release for Christmas."