Lana Gaudio School of Music
Lana Gaudio School of Music

Lana Gaudio School of Music

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Introduction: Hi, I am the founder of Lana Gaudio School of Music. I founded my company on one simple idea - find a way to connect students with top-level teachers and pianists, no matter who you are or where you live. I personally have been teaching piano for over 25 years, and I have been taught by some of the top names in the field, from Sir Wladimir Kockanski to Dr Richard Reber and Dr Celia Georing. All of my teachers are similarly talented and certified to teach piano, regardless of skill level or age. From beginner to advanced, seven to seventy-seven. Our Covid-19 policy: every member of my staff including myself is fully vaccinated against the virus. In addition, we use proper PPP, masks, sanitizer, and hand washing in public spaces. The first lesson is always free, and we use it as an orientation to get to know you, your student, and our teachers.
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Hired 10 times

Serves Seattle, WA

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3 employees

25 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Jul - Dec

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Deborah J.

Piano Lessons

Lana is extremely knowledgeable with theory and practice of all kinds of music. I am a returning piano player and she is encouraging and positive. She drives to my house which is so helpful. I'm amazed at how much I've learned in just three lessons. I highly recommend her.
Nov 17, 2017
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Swan H.

Piano Lessons

We just started and had our first lesson, My kids and I all like her!! Hope I will see my kids's big improvement with Lana. :)
Nov 10, 2017
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Lana S.

Piano Lessons

I just started to take piano classes with Lana; however, I can definitely say I like her. She is a very good person, who cares about a lot of things. She is sensitive and patient with her students. I highly recommend her, as a piano teacher. Thank you Lana. :)
Sep 22, 2017
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Chris C.

Piano Lessons

We are excited to have such a skilled and kind teacher for our son.
Nov 15, 2017
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Ayse N.

Piano Lessons

Jan 27, 2018
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Lana Gaudio

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Tuition is payable at the top of each month, and covers all lessons for that month. This streamlined pricing is helpful not only for me as a business, but also for my customers, since the price won't change from month to month. Some months you will receive 3 lessons, and some 5, but most months are 4-week months. It averages out to 4 lessons every month over the course of one year.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We begin with an evaluation lesson. This is an opportunity to get to know you, and talk about your musical goals, and how to achieve them. I will lay out a basic rough curriculum plan to get you to that goal. This will include short-term and long-term goals for your proficiency. Most standard lessons, we spend about 20 minutes at the piano, and 10 minutes learning music theory or music history/appreciation. I feel it's very important to develop a broad understanding of music and how it functions. During the applied portion of the lesson at the piano, I will check your progress on any material assigned the previous week. At any one time, we usually have assigned a very short scale or etude (which will change weekly), a "technique" piece (which should change bimonthy), and a "repertoire" piece (which you should expect to change approximately once per month or once every other month depending on difficulty.) If the student needs help overcoming a difficult passage, we will take the time during that 20 minutes to do so. Students are encouraged to ask questions as they think of them during the lesson; it lets me know that they are thinking critically about their music. Practicing expectations are never about how long the student spends at the piano. Instead, I try to foster an attitude of "short, focused practices" that happen multiple times a day. Each short practice session should last no more than 10-15 minutes, but should have a specific goal – like, say, repeating a difficult 4-measure section 5 times in a row correctly at any speed. Once that goal is accomplished, the practice session is over. This keeps my students from becoming "clockwatchers", and puts the focus instead on achieving a particular goal with every rehearsal. If you have any other questions, just ask! I've spent my entire adult life developing new ideas and techniques to overcome some of the most pernicious hassles of learning to play an instrument. Whether you are a new student, or you've been taking lessons for a few years, or even if you're an expert at the instrument, I probably have something to offer you to just bump you up to that next level in your musical journey.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an MME from University of Kansas, 6 years post-grad study with Sir Wladimir Kochanski, and 21 years professionally teaching music to students.

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