Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons – Pequannock, NJ

Prin offers private piano lessons in Pequannock, NJ to students, ages 2 through adult. Prin also offers small group programs for early learners and beginner piano students who are not quite ready for a one-on-one private lesson.

Piano Teacher in NJ - Prin with piano student
Private Piano Teacher in NJ –
Prin with piano student

Piano Lessons

“It is never too early to start learning the piano. It is also never too late.”

– Prin

Piano Curriculum:

Piano lessons include:

  • Music theory
  • Sightreading
  • Songwriting
  • Personalized song and exercise selection

Piano Lesson Style:

Classical music, Pop, Ear training, and Improv

Do I need a piano to start lessons?

No, but you do need a keyboard.

Piano Teacher Practice Expectations:

I expect my students to practice daily. Even 5 minutes is better than no minutes.

Piano Lesson Schedule – Weekly Lessons:

I encourage students to see me once a week.

Piano Lessons – Costs/Fees: 2019

Piano lessons are $30 for 30 minutes in my home (Pequannock, NJ / Pompton Plains, NJ). That schedule is very limited.

All other lesson arrangements cost a bit more to account for travel time and gas, ranging from $30 – $60 per 30 minutes in Northern New Jersey and Rockland County. I do offer sibling discounts, if lessons are arranged back to back.

I bill in advance to reserve lesson days and times for private lessons.

I bill 10 lessons at a time to allow for reasonable goals.

The first lesson is a single no-obligation paid trial.

Lessons are also available via Skype or Facetime for those outside of the area or with challenging schedules!

Group Piano Lesson – Costs/Fees:

Group piano is held in Pequannock, NJ.

In some cases, I am able to hold a group / shared lesson in your home.

The group setting is a piano lesson that has games, exercises, and some social aspects in a small group. It’s a good introduction before private piano lessons for very young beginner students. It is NOT music and movement, general music, or a sing-a-long class, even though I do mix foot keyboards, hand percussions, and fun into the group. The goal is really to get students to play basics on the piano or keyboard.

Children are expected to practice in between group lessons and learn songs.

The cost for group piano is $100 for 10 weeks, paid in full through PayPal or Venmo. There are no makeup classes available, but we can always accommodate some extra minutes before or after group class begins if a student has missed too many group classes at my discretion. There are no trials for group piano, but any student can do a trial private lesson with Prin to see if group piano would be a better fit.

Rainbow Piano – Costs / Fees:

This is a private and group piano class that enables very young learners and those with special needs to adapt quickly to the piano concepts. I have had great success introducing a diverse group of students to piano with this method.

This is not a sit-down or drop-off program, and caretakers are asked to help participants move their hands and feet to “play” the color coded keys as a group or in a private lesson. The goal of rainbow piano is to make an easy association with colors to the piano keys, and works on fine motor skills. This class is usually offered in the summer.

Rainbow Piano Party is $50 for 4 weeks. Registration cannot be prorated and there are no trials for this program.

I enjoy using this method and have had success for almost 20 years helping students with various developmental disabilities enjoy learning piano and music this way.

The Piano Teacher – to – Piano Student Relationship:

My students are encouraged to perform and create their own music, too.

Practicing in between lessons is key.

For young students, it’s crucial that parents make the time for their child to practice. I can’t control a student’s practicing outside of my lesson with them.

Piano lessons are often a music lesson for the parent, too. Unlike group lessons, parents are welcome to stay during private one-on-one lessons. In fact, some of my best and most successful (long-term) students have parents who sit in during the lesson to listen and understand what is expected for each week.

My relationship with a student is to help them grow in music. A student’s relationship with music is up to them. Not everyone is a musician, but everyone can learn to appreciate music. My goal is to help a student appreciate the learning process, and I’m not overly pushy with performance pressure. I do, however, offer performing opportunities with recitals and other local events. It would be nice to participate in a recital once a year before the summer.

PIANO LESSONS – NJ and NY LOCATIONS:

Piano lessons in Pequannock, NJ

I am within traveling distance for students in:

Piano lessons Pompton Plains, NJ

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Piano lessons Riverdale, NJ

Near Route 23

Near Route 46

Near Route 80

 

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