Piano Studio
Piano Studio

Piano Studio

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Introduction: I have close to 30 years of experience teaching both privately and in schools. I am willing to be flexible with lesson times and days, or structured as the family would like, because I understand that students and families are busy with life and other activities too, just like I am. I enjoy watching how my students grow from year to year through their skills, accomplishments and understanding of music. Plus, I enjoy giving them the tools that will last them for the rest of their lives when I’m no longer their teacher. I like to give students goals throughout the year through preparing for recitals, playing or music theory exams through the ABRSM program, sonatina festivals and other opportunities that might be available in the area where I live.

Hired 8 times

Serves Madison, WI

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30 years in business

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Excellent 4.9

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Fran K.

I have worked with Helga for many years, both as a professional colleague, as well as the parent of two of her piano students. Helga has high expectations for her students, encourages them, and finds ways to build upon their strengths. Most recently Helga provided musical guidance for my daughter’s wedding and played the piano before, during and after the ceremony, which enhanced the entire event. Our family is grateful to Helga for expanding our musical knowledge over the years.
Aug 17, 2021
Lindsay C.

Helga was so wonderful to work with! She helped us pick out the perfect songs for our wedding ceremony, she took the time to play us a variety of options and was also very willing to learn songs that we wanted to use. She was very organized which helped us be prepared for our wedding day! Her piano playing made our ceremony so special and elegant!
Sep 6, 2021
Letizia B.

Piano Lessons

Our 7 yr old has been taking piano lessons with Helga and we are very pleased. Helga is approachable, flexible, patient yet firm. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. Her teaching method is great and our daughter is enjoying her classes. All of our expectations for a piano teacher have been met and even surpassed with Helga. We feel very lucky to have found her!
Aug 22, 2018
Cassie G.

Piano Lessons

Helga has been great to work with, very responsive and flexible scheduling. I love how she is firm and yet encouraging with my daughter. Very experienced piano teacher and wonderful with kids!
Mar 5, 2018
Maureen L.

My husband and I were unsure of what to do for our ceremony music up until a few weeks before, and were so glad to find Helga to play at the ceremony. She was so accommodating, and found suggestions for the music we were unsure about, and learned the songs we requested (Moon River, Land Before Time Credits). She did a beautiful job, was punctual and very professional, and was a pleasant person to work with. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a talented pianist.
Sep 22, 2017
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Helga Swatzak


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

    Piano lessons - $25/30 mins; $38/45 mins; $50/60 mins.

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

    I like to first speak to the person by phone and then set up an appointment to meet in person. I then leave it up to them to see if they would like to hire me.

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

    I have a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Spanish; a Masters Degree in Musicology; prior to those degrees, I obtained two diplomas: the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) in piano teaching and the Associate of the Trinity College London (ATCL) in piano performance. I have taught privately for 29 years to students of all ages and I have taught in private schools for 21 years having experience also as a school music teacher. I am a licensed Kindermusik Educator with experience teaching music to very young children ages 0-7 years. I have taken several classes on education and pedagogy for professional development.

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