Private Piano Lessons

Ages 3 years - Adult

Why play the piano? Learning to play piano helps to create routine, discipline, and organization. It can increase neural plasticity, memory, mathematical/linguistic skills, hand-eye coordination, cultural knowledge, and self-esteem. It provides an outlet and lifelong skill while cultivating joy and reducing stress.

Why learn with Haley? Haley has over 20 years of piano-playing experience and is well-versed in many styles of music. She supplements repertoire with games and activities to teach musicality, theory, and technique. She works to incorporate various mindfulness strategies during music lessons, and has found they can decrease performance anxiety, promote successful student-teacher relationships, create effective and safe practice habits, encourage musical exploration, and increase the mind-body connection both when playing and not playing music.

Lessons can be offered online or in-person with masks. 

If interested or have any questions, send a message through the Contact form. Please include your town, lesson length (30/45/60 min), and available days/times.

Lesson Policies

  • Teacher Responsibilities:​

    • Teacher provides Student with weekly music lessons, which include personalized curriculum for each Student. Games, repertoire, worksheets, activities, study materials, and teaching props are regularly included in lesson plans.

    • Teacher will offer at least one recital opportunity per school year, so long as there is adequate interest from the student body.

  • Student Responsibilities:

    • Practice​ regularly (a little everyday is best, instead of just occasionally for a long stretch). Practice makes progress!

    • Be respectful of instruments and teaching supplies.

  • Parent Responsibilities: 

    • Provide Student with adequate instrument and instrument accessories

    • Encourage positive practice habits and be patient with the Student - there is no rush to learning music

    • Communicate with Teacher regarding any concerns, requests, or questions

  • Tuition:

    • Lessons are paid for by the month. Tuition is the same amount every month, regardless of whether there are 4 or 5 weeks in the month or any vacations/holidays. Tuition is non-refundable and not pro-rated. The prices listed below are flat rates for the months of September-May. Flex scheduling/taking a break from lessons can be an option for the summer months of June-August, or for adult students with inconsistent work schedules. There is no registration fee. Monthly rates are as follows:

      • 15/20 minutes - $80 (only for students ages 4 and under)​

      • 30 minutes - $140

      • 45 minutes - $200

      • 60 minutes - $240

    • Payments are made by the 10th of the month via check, cash, Venmo, or Zelle.

  • Make-ups/Cancellations:​​​

    • Make-up lessons will be given to the Student whenever possible, but unfortunately cannot be guaranteed due to scheduling volume. In the event that a make-up lesson cannot be scheduled, an alternative assignment can be provided.

    • Make-up lessons​​ must occur within a month of the initially missed lesson or will be forgone.

    • If Student cancels due to personal scheduling conflicts or vacations, a makeup can be scheduled, however, no more than 2 makeup lessons will be guaranteed per semester for these scenarios.

    • If the Student is sick, they should request to schedule an online lesson, make-up lesson or an alternative assignment.

    • If Teacher must cancel, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.

    • If lessons must be cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, an online or make-up lesson will be scheduled or an alternative assignment will be provided.

    • There will be no lessons scheduled for the weeks of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

    • There will be no make-up lesson for a make-up lesson.

    • Should a Student decide to discontinue lessons, 2 weeks paid notice, in writing, is required and no tuition refunds will be granted.

  • COVID-19:

    • If Student or family members are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, have come in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms, or have traveled in the last 14 days, please schedule an online lesson.

    • Student and family agree to follow safety precautions, which can include hand washing, sanitizing the piano, wearing masks, no shared materials, outside lessons, and maintaining distance.

    • As regulations and infections fluctuate, ThePurplePiano reserves the right to transition to a 100% online model.

  • Photo Release:

    • During lessons and performances, the Teacher reserves the right to take video recordings or photographs of the Student for use in lesson demonstration, advertising materials, or business social media/websites (inquire for opt out).

  • Amendments:

    • This policy may be amended as needed. Notifications of amendments will be distributed via email or printed copy.

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