Sue's Piano and Music Theory
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Hired 6 times
Serves Durham, NC
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Piano Lessons (for adults)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer low prices for online lessons with a discount for the first lesson to see if we are a good match. My lessons are just $20 for 45 minutes and $10 for the first lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
For online lesson I go over the pieces and methods the student is currently using to see if I can work with what they have been doing. For new students, I use Alfred's Basic and John Thompson to see if they will prefer classical or pop. I feel they need both because sometimes students who I think will want to learn popular will surprise me and decide on classical. I also teach music theory with the circle of fifths and scales, etc. depending on the student's level. I work with proper technique as much as possible with all of my students.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA in music history with a piano major and an MA in world music. My college piano teacher, Ruth Laredo, became a world renowned concert pianist who specialized in the music of Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. I also studied woodwinds in college with teachers who had international recognition. One of my advisers for my master's thesis was a world renowned composer, Halim El-Dabh. I studied pipe organ for 8 years at Duke University with the Duke University organist.