Piano Lessons with Mrs. Rachel
It is a treat for me as a piano teacher, to show students the positive impacts of a musical education.  I specialize in providing enjoyment when learning to play the piano. I use tailored methods for each student recognizing individual needs, a solid curriculum and an end goal that will last a lifetime.  My continuing education courses keep me sharp and attuned to available options and opportunities in piano. Most recently, I received my Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Pedology Specialist Certification. I do my best to capture a love and appreciation of making music through piano lessons that will carry out for years to come. 

Lessons with Mrs. Rachel are done in-person with optional masking.  At my studio, I focus on the backbones of piano including note reading, theory, technique, exercises, various composer studies, rhythmic training and music history while incorporating interactive teaching games, composition, duets, ear training and student request pieces. I strive to teach these areas of musicianship, artistry, technique and fundamentals effectively using a mutual student-teacher relationship of respect and understanding; therefore, I will spend time each lesson developing this interaction.  

Lessons will contain the following elements for forward progression, piano enjoyment and expectations at home. 
  • Technical exercises utilizing a metronome and improvisation
  • Review of previous lesson material(s)
  • Introduction of new material(s)
  • Activity and/or game for reinforcement in current area of study; online and in-studio
  • Clear practice plan with detailed focus areas assigned for home practice (may include written or online homework)
  • A weekly parent follow-up email
  • A monthly motivational tool/resource
I teach mostly from my multiple years of experience in piano instruction utilizing Faber and Faber, Piano Pronto, Hal Leonard, WunderKeys, Alfreds, Bastien, and the Royal Conservatory of Music method books, though I have various other sources I utilize for reference and/or implement when needed. Online lessons are available during times of illness or by special request.  When students are not able to make an in-person or an online lesson, a curriculum will be sent to be done independently.     

Please contact me to schedule a FREE intro lesson, check available lesson schedules and/or to discuss details.

Private Piano Lessons
Individual Weekly Lessons; in-studio, traveling or online (note: new students must start in person prior to the online lesson option)
Kindergarten (5 years) through High School (18 years) (Pre-K on special occasions)

September to May/June
30 & 45 minute lessons, once a week
32 lesson guarantee in the academic year

Studio Lessons:
Studio in Home off Valley Center
Traveling lessons can be discussed
Daytime lessons available Monday thru Friday
After school lesson are very limited and are currently full.  Please Contact me to be placed on a waitlist!
Monthly and Semester Pricing + Annual materials fee + Books (as needed)
*Sibling Studio Lesson Discounts

Summer:
June to August
Flexible daytime lessons available
Per Lesson pricing based on schedule
No Lessons the week of July 4th

Calendar
No lessons on the following Holiday Weeks & Breaks: New Years, Spring Break, October Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Piano Recitals
I highly encourage all students to participate in the two recitals per year. Any family and friends are welcome to attend the performances and join us afterwards for food and socializing.  I aim for Sunday afternoon performances in early December and late April. Recital fees are around $10. 


In October and February, we record online performances that are sharable through a private YouTube link. 

Performance Opportunity 
The possibility to perform in the following additional venues will be based on current 
Covid conditions.
- Master Class(es)
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Community Festivals
- Gallatin Valley Mall 
- Event Accompanist