When can I start piano lessons?
I teach ages 3 through adults! WunderKeys is a piano curriculum created specifically for preschoolers that includes 5 activities to keep things fun and moving along. My First Piano Adventures is a curriculum for 5–6 year old beginners with cheerful pictures and a music CD of all the songs to listen to and play along with. Piano Adventures was created with 7–9 year old beginners in mind and has eight graded levels that progress to early advanced music.
When can I start flute lessons?
Typically, I recommend waiting until about age 8 or 9 to begin flute lessons. But there are special flutes made for 6–7 year olds if you are really keen! The Blocki Flute Method starts at ground zero and is fantastic for young beginners! Visit www.blockiflute.com
What's the first step?
Schedule an introductory lesson. We can meet in person for 30 minutes and I will evaluate a student’s skill level, review my policies, and recommend books — all for only $10!
What do I bring to my lessons?
What books will I be using?
For flute students: I love the Blocki flute method by Kathy Blocki. She begins with head joint exercises to help students learn how to create their embouchure (lip and mouth position), then progresses through scales, graded pieces, and written theory exercises. I suggest the Trevor Wye books and other repertoire as appropriate for late intermediate and early advanced students.
For piano students: I love the Piano Adventures series by Faber. Their unique curriculum provides a solid foundation in music reading, written and aural theory, composition and improvisation, and sight-reading skills. I use other methods for the wee ones and adults. Here’s a list:
3–4 years: WunderKeys
5–6 years: My First Piano Adventures method
7 years+: Piano Adventures method, Piano Pronto method
10 years+: Piano Pronto method, and repertoire as appropriate
Adults: Adult Piano Adventures method, Piano Pronto method, and repertoire as appropriate
Where are lessons held?
Infusing Music Studios
3005 N West St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(at E Cedar Ave near Coconino High School)
Where should my ride wait?
There is a waiting room for parents, grandparents, siblings, or friends that come with you to lessons. Your ride should return a few minutes before your lesson ends.
What happens during a lesson?
A typical 30-minute weekly piano lesson includes:
A typical 30-minute weekly flute lesson includes:
Do I have to take 30-min. lessons?
Nope! I offer 3 options: