Sara Marie Brenner - Brenner Music & Academics
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My children are always excited to go to their piano lessons because Sara makes it fun and interesting!Nov 29, 2016
Mrs. Brenner was very kind and accommodating. I really enjoyed working with her and look forward to continuing lessons.Nov 29, 2016Verified
My daughter and I had a great meet and greet! My daughter is looking forward to singing lessons at the beginning of January.Dec 28, 2014Verified
Mrs Brenner is a diligent teacher, full of zest and very passionate about what she does. My daughter is very happy having her for a teacher and looks forward to her lesson every week. I highly recommend her!Oct 22, 2014Verified
Sara is an excellent instructor. I couldn't have asked for a better piano teacher for my 4 yo son. She understands how children learn, gives gentle and effective corrections and is sweet as can be.Sep 30, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is very simple - a flat, monthly tuition rate based on 46 lessons per year (this means there are 6 times a year when we might skip a lesson and not make it up). The cost is $115/mo for a 30-minute lesson once each week (46x per year), $172.50 for 45 minutes and $230 for 60-minutes. Tuition is due by the last lesson of each month for the month following. No registration fee, no recital fees. Books, recitals, etc. are included in the tuition!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I really like to have a phone conversation first, then have 4 lessons together to give things a try. Nothing can be evaluated in the first lesson -- the student is usually nervous, and I need a few lessons to get to know the student too. I am very much for open communication, so if something is not working I will be honest and share that with you. I do require 30 days advance notice to discontinue.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?*Currently earning post-master's degree as an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum & Instruction, secondary education with a music endorsement *Suzuki Association of the Americas training in June 2014: 51 hours of continuing education in Suzuki method *Collegiate and graduate coursework in music and music education *Kodály Level 1 certification, Capital University *University of London - England, training in dyslexia *MBA (graduated with a 4.0 GPA) *BA