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Playing the Piano

Studio Etiquette

By entering the studio you give yourself permission to leave the outside world at the door. 

  • Arrive on time for your lesson. Respect other student’s privacy. Do not arrive too early before your lesson time.

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to attend lessons. Please do not interrupt the lessons by excessively commenting on the students playing .  In studio space observe silently and speak softly. Any feedback to teacher needs to me communicated at the end of the lesson. 

  • If you come late or need to leave early, which may happen occasionally, please do so. 

  • Please turn off your cell phone. Talking on the phone is not in the studio is not allowed.

  • Siblings can stay in the room if they can remain quiet. Must have adult supervision under 10.

Glasses and Music Sheet

Before Your Piano Lesson

  • Come prepared to focus for your entire lesson. Eat a small snack before hand so you don't get hungry. 

  • Wear nonrestrictive clothing. 

  • Wash your hands. There is a bathroom available for students and parents.

  • Take off your rings and wrist watch so it doesn't affect your playing.

  • Let your instructor know of any injuries, illnesses or special concerns so they can ensure the safety and pleasure of your piano lesson.

Sheet Music Edits

During Your Piano Lesson

  • Attune each lesson by participating with mindfulness.

  • Observe your body, don’t judge. Bring yourself to your relax and breathe.

  • Give yourself permission to explore your arm movements and sounds. This is how you personalize the piano practice.

  • I will do some “hands on” adjustments/suggestions. If you are not comfortable with this, or the extent to which it is done, please let me know. I am here to help you get the most out of your lesson.

  • Breathing is a big part of piano playing. It is common to hold the breath during new, somewhat stressful situations. 

Musical Notes

​After Your Piano Lesson

  • Remember to take all of your personal belongings with you at the end of the lesson, especially your music books. The studio is not responsible for any lost items.

  • Go over the materials and exercises we did in your lessons.

  • Find your piano practice schedule. You will need to practice at least 30 mins every day of the week unless traveling out of town.

  • Start a practice journal. 

  • Bring questions. 

  • Parents, please pick up students on time. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the lesson end time. The studio can not be responsible for watching over the student after the lesson ends.

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