Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is your studio?

My piano teaching studio is in downtown Westfield. 


What kind of students do you teach?

I specialize in teaching beginner-intermediate students, including children, adults,  and seniors.  I also have experience teaching students with special needs.


What kind of music do you teach?

A variety of musical genres:  classical, pop, jazz, rock, sacred music and more.  Studies in classical music offer an excellent foundation for playing in other genres.


How long are lessons? 

I offer lessons in 30, 45 minute and 1 hour sessions.  For serious piano students who wish to accomplish even more in their lessons, I highly recommend 1 hour lessons.


What do students need to bring to their first lesson?

Students need to regularly bring to their lesson a pencil or pen, a notebook, a folder, and a tote to keep notes.  In addition, they will be assigned piano books and sheet music to purchase.  They also need to have a piano keyboard set-up in place and/or a tuned piano at home on which to practice.


How much do lessons cost? 

Please e-mail me for my rates, and I will be happy to get back to you.  


What does my tuition pay for?  

  • An individualized curriculum of piano study tailored just for the student with a nationally certified professional who cares 
  • Sheet music and musical research done especially for the growing needs of the student 
  • Access to a quality acoustic piano in an internet-connected studio supplied with piano teaching games, off-the-bench activities, educational apps, and studio prizes/incentives 
  • Up to two exciting recital opportunities per year  
  • Studio operational expenses including maintenance, tunings, teaching tools, taxes and more  
  • Teacher's professional development including conferences. professional associations, literature and more


Do you offer any discounts?

Yes!  I offer a siblings discount which consists of a discount applied toward the tuition of the sibling(s) of the first child.  I also offer a senior discount.  


What next step should I take, if I would like lessons for myself or my child?

The next step would be to fill out this contact form and I would be happy to follow-up with you for a required phone interview or call (413) 777-2885 (best time to call is in the evenings after 6pm, or please kindly leave a message or send a text to this number).