***CURRENT TIME SLOT AVAILABILITY: 1:30 and 2:00 ONLY
If you need another time slot, please send me a message first and I can let you know if I expect any openings in the near future.***
Join me for piano lessons in my home on Fridays on a baby grand piano! There is seating inside and outside, and there is plenty of on-street parking. There are also four friendly cats who enjoy listening during lessons!
What you will need:
An instrument to practice on - either an acoustic piano or a keyboard with weighted keys at home. **Please do not schedule lessons unless you have an instrument.**
Sheet music - students can purchase it through me or from a store or online. We can talk about what kinds of music you like to play or want to learn to play once you sign up for lessons.
Usually for either a beginner adult or child, I recommend the Alfred piano series, along with a technique book to strengthen the fingers, and a fun piece ... something the student specifically wants to learn or be challenged with.
How often are lessons?
Once a week for half an hour is ideal, especially for beginners. Please book lessons on a "recurring schedule," not "pay as you go," which, the way the system is set up, will not reserve your time slot.
How often will I have to practice?
For 6 and 7 year olds, generally 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. For everyone else, at least a half an hour a day will give you the most progress!
What do you specialize in?
My strongest abilities are in classical music, because that is what I have the most experience in, but I can also teach the fundamentals of playing pop and rock music, and good performance, accompaniment, and practice habits.
What happens if I can't come to my scheduled lesson?
Email me, text me, call me and we can see if another time will work. Keep in mind that I only teach on Fridays and your time slot is reserved for just for you. It may be difficult to find another opening, so plan on attending! Missed lessons will still be charged regardless of whether you can make it or not, so it's best to be there!
The cost of lessons not only reserves your spot, but allows me to maintain an effective studio, which includes planning lessons for each individual student, finding and planning music, maintenance of my piano, costs for recitals, and costs of association memberships. Regular attendance is in everyone's best interest :)
What happens if I need to discontinue lessons but already paid for the lessons?
Contact TakeLessons and they will handle that for you.
I teach piano lessons at Music Arts locations in Hagerstown and Frederick. I have approximately 25 students between the ages of 6 and 17 at the present!
After graduation, I was hired by York College as an accompanist for undergraduate musicians - I accompanied recitals, lessons, the opera, and musicals.
In addition, I have also accompanied musicals in the community, including Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, and Legally Blonde.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.