At what age do lessons begin?
How long are the lessons?
Where are the lessons?
All lessons are either in person at Greg’s studio or online.
How often are the lessons?
Lessons are typically once a week with 36 lessons during the academic year.
What methods do you use?
For the young beginner, Greg often uses the Bastien series method book, and for an older beginner he uses Alfred. After one or two methods books have been completed, Greg has numerous level appropriate pieces for each student that they can choose from.
How do you keep students inspired?
How often should students practice?
Students should practice daily if they are competing or preparing for an exam. Time expectations for exam candidates are specified in Greg’s studio contract. Students who are not taking exams should practice 5 days a week and the daily length of practice should equal their lesson length.
What is the parent’s role?
Is an electric digital piano okay to use at home?
There are many models on the market but ideally it should be weighted and also touch sensitive. It’s okay to start out this way but eventually students will want to progress to an acoustic piano.
What piano tuner do you recommend?
Enrolled students can ask Greg for piano tuner contact info at any time. The tuner will tell you how often to tune the piano based on the condition of the piano and the environment it’s in.
Is there a contract to sign or can we try it out to see if it works?
For young beginners,Greg can defer his contract until he determines that they are ready and have had some lessons to see how things develop.
How does your waiting list work?
Greg’s waiting list operates on a first come first served basis.