Serini Piano Studio
Hired 60 times
40 years in business
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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
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Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
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Piano Lessons (for adults)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It's not complicated. I have 2 levels of pricing. For school age students, I charge a monthly tuition for 9 months, September through May. Holidays are already worked into the schedule, so the monthly payments are always the same. Summer lessons are pre-arranged, the tuition is by the hour, and collected up front. Adults have hectic schedules, so I charge an hourly rate. I ask my adult students to commit weekly or every other week, and to pay for 2 to 4 weeks in advance. If they know they will be out of town, we arrange around their schedule.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I typically sit away from the piano for a bit, "interviewing", if you will, the student (and the parent). We then move to the piano. I can generally get beginners to play Twinkle, Twinkle. Adult beginners can play Ode to Joy and Love Me Tender by the end of the lesson. At the end of the lesson, we step away from the piano, and I ask if they have any questions. I also ask if they enjoyed the lesson and if they're committed to playing the piano every day.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA from Bucknell University, where I majored in music. I had a course on Piano Pedagogy, and I had my own piano students during my senior year. I have been teaching ever since, which equates to over 30 years of education by experience. I also read books on the art of teaching piano, music theory, child development, and the like.