Private 1:1 lessons
AGES & LEVELS OF STUDENTS:
I accept students age 5+ including Adult learners at all stages of life. I work with absolute beginners up to RCM Gr. 9 Level and welcome students with prior music learning experience.
WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
1. Piano repertoire – The core material is music in the Western Classical Music tradition, supplemented by Contemporary Music.
2. Healthy piano technique – how to play the instrument effectively & expressively.
3. Comprehensive musicianship skills – how to listen to music, to play by ear, to read music notation, to compose, arrange and perform.
Lessons are tailored to each student’s unique learning needs.
I structure learning programs around the Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada piano certificate system and blend in other materials – the amount and content of which will depend on each student’s particular goals.
I prepare students for piano examinations if they choose to do so but will also design learning projects around each student’s unique interests.
Lessons are offered in-person, online or in a hybrid format.
In person lessons are taught at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street in Downtown Toronto. Students will learn on a 1982 refurbished Kawai UST-7 Studio Upright, tuned several times per year by a Registered Piano Technician.
*Please note that I do not offer in-home piano lessons.
Synchronous online lessons are taught via Zoom. I utilize highspeed internet, multiple cameras, and professional mics to ensure high sound and picture quality.
SCHEDULE, LENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF LESSONS:
My teaching schedule is Mondays-Fridays between 12:30-9:00p.m. No weekend or morning lessons.
Most students begin with one 45 min. lesson per week and then increase from there.
Adult students who require more flexibility have additional options of taking Consultation (one off) lessons or Biweekly (every other week) lessons.
$25 trial lesson fee.
$40 registration fee.
Lesson rates starting at $64.50 / 45 min. lesson and up – prepaid by month or by term.
Students are recommended to commit to at least one year of lessons, which is approximately 34 lessons, to hear tangible progress.
Fees for books, materials, and instruments are additional.
1. Non-compulsory, performance events such as: Recitals, Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association auditions, Music festivals, and Community programs,
2. Special projects such as: Silent movie accompaniment, Canadian music intensives, Ensemble work, Composition contests, and Practice challenges.
3. Access to my curated music library of scores, books, digital materials, and manipulatives.