About the Studio
The studio is located in San Diego, California. Piano lessons are given year round and occur on a weekly basis. All lessons are individually tailored to each student. Lesson curriculum includes repertoire building, technical skills, sight-reading, ear training, music theory, music history, and chamber music. Accompanying skills are included for students who are interested in this particular area.
Private lessons range from 30 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the age and level of the student. Longer lessons are recommended for students who are highly competitive, need extra help with theory, or wish to pursue more advanced study in piano. Students are encouraged to participate in events outside of the studio, which include but are not limited to Certificate of Merit, the Musical Development Program, National Piano Guild Auditions, as well as Music Teacher’s Association of California or Music Teacher’s National Association festivals and competitions.
Studio classes occur throughout the academic year. The studio class is a time for students to interact socially and a build a music community within their age group. Students are grouped into classes by age and level. The classes cover many topics that can only be casually mentioned at individual lessons such as: sight singing, performance practice, reading skills (interval fluency, rhythmic and harmonic patterns), music appreciation, music theory, and music history.
Practicing piano at home is mandatory. Practicing is essential for the development of each student. Students are expected to practice 5-7 days per week. The length of practice depends on each individual student. A good measure of how long a student should practice would be to have daily practice time be at least the same length of the weekly piano lesson. Students who are more competitive or wish to pursue advanced study should practice two to three times the length of the lesson.