Group or Private?

While private lessons have been the traditional approach for many years, group lessons have proven to be more successful for beginning students. In this environment, students thrive on constant interaction with others. It is a much more enjoyable experience, giving students the same music fundamentals taught in a private lesson.

Who needs theory anyway?

This is a common question from students who normally hate learning theory. If you ever had lessons and had to work on theory pages at home, you know what I mean. The most common student trick is “losing” their theory paper. Theory can be made fun of by all the sophisticated computer games now available. Working together, exploring all the materials I have, makes learning theory a very enjoyable experience. In addition, all students come to a 30-minute theory class once a month.

Do I need a piano?

Sounds crazy, but I have been asked. The answer, of course, is yes. However, young beginners can start on an digital keyboard as long as it has at least 61 keys. This is a temporary instrument. If you want your child to learn piano, it is important to realize that eventually, they are going to need a piano. When deciding to purchase an instrument, I can help in advising you.

How old is old enough?

For adult students, I would say you are old enough and it’s time to get started! For the “less mature”, you can get started at the age of four. I have many “little ones” and enjoy them very much. Many have already performed in recitals!

Can Adults learn how to Play?

My adult group classes are the most enjoyable. It is so reassuring to learn with other adults who have similar struggles. My classes are aggressive and you would be surprised at how rapidly you can progress. Adults have a more convenient schedule, meeting only twice a month for an hour. Private lessons are also available. Contact me for my adult policies and schedules.

Monthly Schedules:

Each month students receive four lessons. These consist of three 30 minute lessons, and one 30 minute theory lesson. In months where there are five weeks, I will take one week off. Monthly calendars are emailed to students in advance so that you may plan ahead.

Lesson Policies and Fees:

Payments are made monthly, in advance. There is a one-time material fee of $20, due with the first month’s tuition. THERE ARE NO ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES! No make-ups or deductions are given for missed lessons, however, exceptions can be made during the summer months depending on availability. For more information on policies and fees, please feel free to contact me at 916-983-7245 or rcpiano1@gmail.com.