Classes run for 60 minutes and have a maximum of 8 students. Each student is seated at his or her own full, electronic keyboard with weighted keys to simulate the touch and feel of an acoustic piano.
Class is typically divided into 10-15 minute segments including direct instruction, games and activities, solo practice, ensemble playing and expanded studies such as musical eras, instrumentation, improvisation etc.
Class levels are divided into Primer, Beginner, Advanced Beginner and Intermediate. Within these brackets, classes are subdivided to ensure that groups progress at a similar pace. This grouping will be based on several factors including previous experience, age and learning style.
Once you register for a class, you may be asked to schedule a student interview. This is not an audition! It is simply a chance for us to have a little one on one time with your student and ensure he or she is placed in the best learning environment.
With our Scaling Up achievement system inspired by the Royal School of Music students receive regular success badges and are periodically evaluated on their overall level of proficiency and literacy. Think of it as Karate Belts for pianists!
We offer Primer (ages 4-6), Beginner (Ages 7+), Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate Classes between 3:30 and 7 pm Monday-Friday. Early afternoon and weekend classes are also formed upon request.
Please let us know your scheduling preferences (days and times) in the comments section of your registration and we will reply with placement recommendations.
For the most up-to-date availability, email us at Marilyn@StudentsLovePianoLab.com or call (703) 887-4133
** Tuition is paid monthly. Some months will have more lessons than others due to number of weeks and studio closings for holidays. Tuition does not change based on these fluctuations.
**Cancellation requires 30 days notice.