Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you teach?

My students range from 2 to 78-years-old!

For young beginners, I usually recommend starting in kindergarten, but every child is different!

What levels do you teach?

All levels!

What curriculum do you use?

I use age-appropriate Bastien curriculum! We focus on reading music, theory, and technique. I also like my students to have one or two standalone pieces of their choice to master - anything from pop, classical, Disney, or hymns. For my teen and adult students, you will be playing so much in merely one lesson! You'll be amazed!

How often should I practice?

This is what I recommend for weekly practice times:

Students age 12 & under:

Your Age

x 2

= _____ minutes

4-5 days a week

Students age 12+:

30-40 minutes a day

5 days a week

I don't have a piano. Can I use a keyboard?

While I recommend an acoustic piano for practicing, some keyboards will be sufficient!

You will want to be sure your keyboard has the following specifications:

  • 88-Keys

  • Weighted Keys

  • Touch Sensitive Keys

  • Sustain/Damper Pedal

  • Bench

  • Music Stand

Do you accept transfer students?

Yes! If you are looking to make a change, then please reach out to me. I’d love to have you join me!

Why is the piano the best instrument to learn first?

The piano is a foundational instrument and transfers so well to other instruments and singing!