Piano Lessons: Grades 2-12

BIWEEKLY FORMAT

Mrs. Wenger's biweekly lesson format means students attend lessons twice per month rather than every single week. This set up accommodates busy families juggling many activities and is easier on family budgets! 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does a student need to begin piano lessons?

  • daily access to a piano or keyboard in their home

  • time & willingness to regularly practice assignments and attend lessons

  • parents, grandparents, or other caregivers to encourage and supervise progress

  • starter books 

How frequent are lessons? 

Mrs. Wenger teaches during the school year on a biweekly basis, meaning half-hour lessons are given twice per month (NOT WEEKLY) with a total of 16 lessons.

 

What is your lesson rate?

The current rate is $300 for 16 lessons. 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Check is preferable, but cash is accepted if in exact amount. 

How long is my child committed to lessons if they enroll? 

Just for the school year, 16 total lessons from September - April. 

Do you teach in summer?

Yes but many students do take a break and simply rejoin in fall. 

Must parents purchase piano books? 

Yes, usually via amazon links.  Otherwise, Mrs. Wenger can purchase the books and be reimbursed.   

What is your teaching method?

This studio begins with a focus on reading music at the very first lesson as opposed to ear-training methods.

Do you offer a trial period of lessons?

Yes, in the summer students may enroll for a minimum of 6 lessons with no further commitment. Or, depending on how far we are into the current semester of school-year lessons, sometimes a new student may join mid-semester as a trial basis. 

Do you have a waiting area for parents and siblings?

No, due to covid safety. Only the student may enter the studio. 

Do you hold mandatory recitals?

No. Recitals are held occasionally but aren't required. Mrs. Wenger has found group lessons to be much more rewarding.

What has your studio done to make teaching safe in light of covid-19?

The piano is sanitized prior to the lesson day, and as needed throughout. Teacher and student wash hands at the start of every lesson, and only pupils are allowed inside the studio. At this time, masks are not required but that may change based on local transmission rates. Mrs. Wenger has received the covid vaccine, but her children have not. Therefore, all students must be willing to wear a face covering if asked simply out of respect for the safety of Mrs. Wenger's family.

I don't agree with some of your policy issues. Will you make an exception for my child?

No exceptions will be made. Those seeking exceptions should find another studio that fits their preferences. 

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“Sharon is an amazing piano teacher. I had two children take lessons with her when they were younger. She gave them a solid music foundation and they have moved on to playing many more instruments throughout the years.” 

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“Sharon was a wonderful teacher and gave my children an excellent foundation in music. She truly cares about the students and is very patient with each of them and is cognizant of their different learning styles. I highly recommend her!"

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“Sharon is great with young learners, she knows how to make music lessons fun and engaging, yet challenge them just enough!”

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“Excellent teacher. She really cares about each child and their personal success!” 

Ruthanne, Piano Parent

Melanie, Piano Parent

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Sabine, Piano Parent

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