Flexibility, quality, and convenience are the hallmarks of piano lessons at KeyNotes Piano Studio.
While studying at a large, commercial studio may seem convenient and advantageous, it is not always so. Large studios are often noisy and crowded and offer very little individualized attention. Their focus tends to be quantity vs. quality usually, and the teachers, often college students, change every year.
For students taking lessons at home, that environment can be filled with distractions: phones, siblings, televisions, but students who have their lessons in such an environment learn to ignore those distractions– a skill they will need for performing–as well as to make their “piano time” a time to disconnect from the noise. We all live in a noise-filled world. Learning to tune inward, and not respond to unnecessary distractions, builds focus.
Also, home lessons allow students to gain a sense of respect for study time and for practice time. Siblings and parents learn to give the students space to focus, because the student grows in independence as they learn to ask for that space. It can foster respect among siblings as well as encourage them in their pursuits.
Working at home allows students to receive instruction using their instruments. I am also able to evaluate the condition of the instrument periodically, and to refer a qualified piano technician to tune and regulate the piano as soon as it is necessary.
Contact with others is a crucial part of understanding oneself as a musician. Students at KeyNotes Piano Studio have the opportunity to see each other perform and form musical bonds through recitals, group classes, and other performance opportunities. It is here that they can gauge themselves as part of an artistic community, rather than having fleeting meetings with students who happen to study at the same time they do.