Piano Lessons in Northfield MN

My proud (and relieved) students after their spring recital in Edina.

About Piano Lessons

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I offer piano lessons for students of all ages levels.

All lessons are individually tailored to accommodate each student’s needs, level, and ambitions.  I provide a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere for learning, and it is my goal to guide each student towards musical independence by providing a well-balanced approach.

To learn more about my approach to teaching and piano playing in general, please read my teaching philosophy.

My piano studio is located in Northfield MN and is convenient for anyone located in the southern Minnesota area, including Burnsville, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Farmington, Faribault, Owatonna, and Rosemount.

Piano lessons for kids of all ages

Regardless of age, level, or musical background, I am open to new students who are ready to get started on the fascinating and enriching journey of learning the piano.

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Some expectations for students

• Attendance

Students agree to arrive at each lesson punctually, well-prepared, with clean hands and short finger nails.

• Practice

To make good progress, daily practice is necessary. Consistency is the key to improvement, and we’ll thoroughly cover practice strategies in the lessons.

• Performance

All students, regardless of age and level, play at our studio recital, usually held at the end of May. Students are also encouraged to participate in additional recitals through MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers Association) or various other competitions and performance opportunities.

• Quality Instrument

Students must have access to an acoustic piano. Weighted, touch-sensitive keyboards are adequate for the very first stage of piano study, however, fingers do not develop strength or sensitivity on electronic keyboards that lacks resistance. Always contact me if you’re on the verge of purchasing an instrument. I will make an effort to visit to location of the instrument you’re interested in so I can try it out and advise you.


Tips for parents

• Take it slow

Learning to play an instrument can sometimes be frustrating, but remember that many small steps throughout the year yield great results! So please encourage consistency and positivity. Parents are welcome to attend lessons at any time. Please check your child’s lesson notebook weekly for assignment details and pertinent information.

• Be involved

To help your child develop self-discipline and good practice habits, set aside a regular time for practice each day (this can be done all at once or divided into two or more daily practice sessions). This time should be reinforced and respected by the rest of the family. Especially younger children need help with their practicing. I recommend that parents practice with kids to keep them on track until they are about 10 years old.

• Create a positive learning environment

It is best to have a place in your home that is fit for quiet and uninterrupted practice. Provide a practice environment that is free from distractions (family, friends, TV, computer or phone).

Piano Lessons for Adults

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I offer piano lessons for adults of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.

Maybe you took piano lessons when you were younger, and regret giving it up, or you are already an advanced player wanting to take your skills to the next level.

Whatever your circumstances, we can work out an individualized plan that will allow you to reach your musical goals.

Location

Piano lessons take place in my home studio in Northfield, MN.  If you would like lessons in your own home, it can be arranged with a rate adjustment depending on mileage.

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Rates

  • 1 hour lesson – $60
  • 30 minute lesson – $40

For younger children, I usually recommend a 30 minute lesson. For adults (beginners included) and more advanced children, I recommend a 1 hour lesson.

How much do I need to practice?

Effective practicing is more about focus and consistency than about hours spent sitting at the piano. Practice time also depends on your level and the amount of material you have to work on. On average, however, between 30 minutes and 1 hour of practicing per day is usually adequate.

What if I have to miss a lesson?

I am very flexible about rescheduling lessons as long as there is a legitimate need to do so.  If you give at least 24 hours of advance notice, we can usually find a good time for a make-up lesson.

What books do I need to buy?

Lesson materials depend entirely on your individual needs and goals. We will discuss the books and materials that are most appropriate for you at your lesson.

What should I bring to my first lesson?

The first lesson is very informal, and mainly a chance for us both to see if we will be a good “fit.” If you are a complete beginner, you do not need to bring anything but yourself. If you have some experience, anything you are comfortable playing is a great place to start.

Ready to get started?

I’d love to talk more about starting piano lessons with you! Feel free to drop me a line and let me know how I can help.