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We would highly recommend Steve at Woodland Creek Music, he's been such a wonderful piano teacher for our 8 year old. She's been taking lessons for nearly 2 years. We participate in bi-annual recitals (with just his students) and federal piano competitions. He's easy to work with, professional, organized and such a fun and personable teacher!Apr 28, 2017
My two daughters, ages 11 and 13, have been taking lessons from Steve for six years and we couldn't imagine having a better teacher! He has guided them to success through his skill, encouragement and fun attitude!Apr 25, 2017
Mr. Steve is patient, easy-going and fun! At times it's a struggle to get my son, Noah (10), to practice piano, but he always enjoys going to his lesson. Since he started playing several months ago, Noah has learned so much. I highly recommend Woodland Creek Music.May 5, 2017
My son Waylon takes piano lessons from Steve. It has been such a rewarding experience for my son. When we have to miss a lesson Steve makes it very easy to make it up. My son likes to improvise and Steve allows him to at times. Steve is very patient with my son as my son has some sensory issues. In my son's own words, "Mr. Steve is extremely inspirational." We recommend him highly for anyone.Apr 28, 2017
Both my girls take lessons from Steve. They are 2 very different personalities and he has adapted his style to work with both very affectively. There's also room for flexibility in the schedule during the seasons as school and athletic programs change. A great experience with a professional who has a passion to share his knowledge and skills.May 2, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Piano Lesson FAQ's Q) How long has Steve Burleson been giving piano lessons in Sussex? A) 16 years teaching hundreds of students how to play piano and enjoy music. Q) At what age should I start my child taking piano lessons? A) I like to start girls at 5 or 6 and boys at 6 or 7. Girls are usually more mature, however, there are exceptions. These are just guidelines. Adults are always welcome. Q) Are your lessons private or group? A) I give weekly, private lessons, 1/2 hr in length. Q) How much time should a piano student practice? A) Beginners 15-20 mins a day, Intermediate 30-45 mins a day, Advanced 1 hr+ a day. Every student is different. Work with your teacher to develop good practice habits and time management techniques. Q) What piano methods do you use? A) I like the Faber Method and supplement Martha Mier Jazz, Dozens a Day and Hanon for exercises. I also encourage other styles, methods & composers based on the student’s interest. Q) What performance activities do you offer? A) We have (2) "Celebrations of Music" (recitals) each year and participate in the National Federation of Music Clubs Festival. We also participate in the WSMA. We've had many trophy and state performance winners. Q) Are piano lessons year round? A) Yes, piano is a year round activity. Q) What is the cost per studio lesson? A) Lessons are $25.00 per half hr. Payment is due at the start of each month. We address make-up lessons on an individual basis. Q) What is the cost for home lessons? A) Lessons are $75.00 per hr. (2) student minimum Q) Are there material or sign-up fees? A) No, the only additional costs are to purchase music and registration fees for the music festivals.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?A meeting at my studio is required so we can all get to know each other and discuss goals, expectations and decide on a time for lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been playing piano for 50 yrs. I have a B.S. & M.A. in music from UW-Oshkosh.I have given piano lessons for 17 yrs and played for 100's of weddings and events. I am a Pandora artist and have produced several CD's of my piano compositions and arrangements.