I am currently available to teach only on Saturdays mornings and early afternoon. The lessons take place at our home in south Tulsa with a concert level New York Steinway in the studio.
After a short phone or e-mail consultation, I ask that we have a trial lesson. This will allow me to meet the student and discern a teaching and learning success plan. Trial lessons are charged according to the tuition schedule.
Payment is made for the next four lessons, meaning each payment is good for 4 lesson credits. I accept payment via personal check made to myself or electronic transfer via Paypal. Cash will not be accepted.
I will provide a calendar of the Saturdays I expect to be available during the school year and early summer. You may cancel a lesson by Wednesday of your lesson week. After that, your lesson credit will be forfeited. In the event that I need to cancel a lesson on a day I expected to teach, I will try to reschedule to another day during the week or see you the following Saturday. Frequent and consistent instruction and practice is a formula for student success.
Students are expected to arrive five minutes early for an on-time lesson start and be picked up on time. Make sure your hands are clean and fingernails are clipped (it is hard to play the piano with fingernails!). Students must be mindful to bring their assigned repertoire ready. This means that the student will need to practice during the week. I will advise you on ways to motivate your student to do so.
Method Books and Pianos
I will recommend appropriate method books, scores or other learning materials for your student. These materials will need to be purchased directly by the family. There are fine local shops and online vendors that carry most items readily. If you are thinking of buying or renting an acoustic or digital piano, I can also advise you on a suitable instrument.
If you are a current student and refer a new student to me and they begin lessons, you will receive one free lesson credit! You can share this webpage or my listing in the Steinway & Sons Teacher Directory.