LESSONS

ALCON PIANO STUDIO

1207 Westminster Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410

336 852 4596 (no texts)
musicalcon@hotmail.com

NEW STUDENTS WELCOME

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TUITION AND POLICIES

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AGES

Lessons are available to beginners and continuing students age 6 to adult. The younger the student, the more the parent must be actively involved in home practice.

LESSON TIME

I teach Monday through Saturday during the school year and continue lessons in the summer on a limited schedule — usually Monday through Wednesday.  Current students have taken first choice of the available times, so seeing if there are open lessons times that work for your schedule is the first order of business.  This is more easily done over the phone than by email. If there are not any times that will work right now, I can put you on a waiting list or refer you to another teacher.

METHOD

I use a variety of lesson materials and resources with students.  Private lessons allow me to customize lessons to each individual student.  Students play all kinds of music including popular and classical — solos and duets.  We study music theory, technique, composition and music history.   Piano is just the perfect instrument to learn all about music.

PROGRESS

Every student progresses at their own pace.  Many individual factors can influence progress including the amount and quality of home practice and the age the student.   I track levels of student achievement in several areas of musicianship including sight-reading, technique, music theory and rhythm.

PERFORMANCE

Our main focus at the lesson is on reading rather than on performance because the ability to read music is more valuable as a lifetime skill than the memory of a few select pieces for performance. That said — students do have opportunities for memory performance during the year in festivals and recitals.  I recognize memory as a skill to be developed and offer reward certificates and prizes for the number of measures the student can collect throughout the year.

ADULT BEGINNERS & CONTINUING STUDENTS

Adults usually choose to study piano for pleasure and enrichment. They do not participate in the studio recitals. Adult lessons are individualized to their specific goals and interests while still covering all of the basic skills they need to move forward.

SUMMER LESSONS

I offer lessons during the summer months. It is a wonderful time to start beginners or a great opportunity for parents to take a few lessons without a long-term commitment. For the majority of students, we change the routine and focus on something different...duets, composition, popular music. Lessons are available morning, afternoon, or evening on Monday – Thursday each week depending on the number of students interested. The available dates are emailed to you each month. You select and pay for only the dates you can attend each month. All summer lessons are 45 minutes long.

STUDIO BROCHURES

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