I offer lessons in my home (San Ramon studio) or in yours. My home is equipped with a grand piano, two digital pianos, and many resources (sheet music, books, CDs, software) (as well as two dogs). If considering both choices and schedules allow, it is recommended for students to study in my studio for the greatest benefit.
Tuition for Private Lessons
Please contact me for more information regarding rates, fees, and scheduling.
For lessons in your home, I will charge my base rate for traveling within a 10-mile radius (San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Danville). Areas further away will be considered, but charged an extra fee. I also offer a discount for each additional household member also taking lessons as I only need to travel once.
Lessons are typically once a week. I recommendyounger beginners to start on 30 minute lessons, older beginners/early intermediate on 45 minutes, and intermediate/advanced students on 1 hour lessons. This is a general suggestion that can be discussed further during the introductory lesson.
Please understand that, despite the language that I use ($/minutes) that tuition goes into far more than the time spent with students during lessons. Included in tuition are many hours spent planning for each student in preparation for lessons and the bigger picture of musical growth, studio events, and maintaining a professional studio.
A free first meeting provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other, share and discuss goals, expectations, scheduling, lesson length, and to look over the studio policy before making a commitment.
Most materials will be provided by me and billed to monthly payments. For everything else, there will be a material fee per school year.
Group studio meetings are typically held monthly as a supportive learning community is important for musical growth and enjoyment.. The topic of the month varies from studio class games to recitals. They are included in tuition and are highly encouraged as a fun supplement to weekly private lessons. These classes will allow students to perform for their peers, make friends, play educational games, and learn ensemble pieces together.