Salt Lake Piano Academy
Hired 1 time
12 years in business
- What types of customers have you worked with?
Private piano lessons are offered in weekly 30-minute sessions. Generally children 6 and up are accepted for beginning piano, exceptions are made for exceptionally-motivated younger children on an individual basis. Depending on the students goals, 60-minute lessons may be appropriate for older intermediate and advanced students. Transfer students will receive an initial consultation during their first lesson to assess current abilities and discuss what they would like to accomplish, establishing expectations for both the teacher and student. The curriculum is customized to meet each students specific goals and needs, but will always include performance of both classical and popular music styles, note-reading, technique, and elements of ear training and music theory.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Excerpted from "A Parent's Guide to Piano Lessons" by James W. Bastien: The piano teacher who has an enthusiasm for music, a liking for children, and a desire to teach can inspire and motivate the student and stimulate his interest and curiosity in music. In this regard, a skilled teacher is one who knows more than the notes; he is an effective communicator who can impart knowledge and cause others to learn. It is well worth the time and effort to find a teacher with these attributes. What elements make a good teacher? Your child will be working with a piano teacher for at least thirty minutes a week for nine months each year (longer, if summer lessons are taken). The piano teacher exerts considerable influence over your child, and you want to make sure the association is pleasant and beneficial. Considering this, you want the *best* teacher for your child, even if the child is a beginner!