Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is your studio?

My home piano teaching studio is in downtown Westfield. 

 

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?  

  • A highly individualized curriculum of piano study tailored just for the student with a nationally certified teacher 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 else do I need to know?

Tuition is non-refundable; however, tuition credit toward piano lessons is issued.  Please be ready to commit a meaningful amount of time on a regular basis in order to optimize musical growth.   

 

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 7pm, or please leave a message).