What days do I teach?
My piano studio is conveniently located near exit 57 on Route I-95, the Chain Bridge in Amesbury and both Route 1 and 1A. Merrimac Street in Newburyport runs parallel to High Street along the Merrimac River. The house/studio at 313 Merrimac Street is in the block between Forester and Butler Streets and across the street from the River Basin Marina. Parking is available on the street, or in the parking lot of the River Basin Marina or around the corner on Merrimac Court.
Lessons are scheduled from 2 to 7:30 pm, Mondays through Thursdays; Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 pm; and Saturday mornings from 8 am to 1 pm.
How long are the lessons?
The studio celebrates its 14th year in Newburyport, offering private lessons to students from age six through adult. Tuition is based on the length of the weekly lesson with elementary age students taking 30-minute lessons, once a week. Middle school and older students need 45-minute lessons each week. High school students preparing for college music programs require an hour weekly lesson.
What is included in the lesson fees?
The studio has two professionally maintained grand pianos: a 5’3″ Baldwin and a Marshall & Wendall, placed side by side to allow for both demonstration style teaching and the performance of compositions for two pianos. I use Macintosh computer software for record keeping, personalized student lesson plans, garage-band composing programs and recorded sound files. I utilize interactive music theory software programs, YouTube performance videos and tutorials, as well as iPhone and iPad apps regularly during lessons. Students do purchase their own music books, however the studio has over a thousand music books for perusal and research. I also have a lending library of basic first year lesson books, teaching tools and rhythm instruments that engage all different kinds of learners. I offer monthly group lessons and informal performance classes, incentive practice programs, and regular public recital opportunities.