Piano Lessons with Mary Ann Barker
24 years in business
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.
Mary Ann Barker
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge a flat monthly fee of $120.00 for one 30 minute lesson per month, $180.00 for one 45 minute lesson per month, and $240.00 for one 60 minute lesson per month.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The most important thing to know before starting is: What does the student want to learn most? Is it pop music? Classical? Jazz? Learning to read staff music or chord symbols? Interested in learning theory in depth? Ear Training? Maybe a little of everything? Having a "Meet and Greet" with the student (and parent, if 17 years old or younger) before the first lesson gives the student time to express their desires, needs, and expectations, and gives me time to listen and prepare, and to establish an open, communicative relationship that makes its way into each and every lesson.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was educated in Classical piano by Marie Antos who was a graduate of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. I was educated in jazz piano by Craig Najar at Berklee College of Music. I am self-taught in the areas of popular and rock music.