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: 2020 

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

Online lessons are offered as an online program with live (scheduled) Zoom or Facetime lessons, supplemented by personalized YouTube links to supplement skills, and an optional weekly “performance” group virtual class to interact with other students and play songs for others to hear and clap.

In-person piano lessons have been suspended due to Covid-19 and to align with NJ state school regulations. Online learning will be available for the 2020-2021 school year for piano lessons in private and group structures.

In-person lessons will resume in October 2020, following social distancing and limited exposure to the student and teacher: 

-masks will be worn by teacher and student

-student will attend lesson at teacher’s studio space in Pequannock, NJ

-student will attend piano lesson without parent present

-student will enter teacher’s lesson space through side door of property

-teacher will disinfect area, keyboard, and stagger lessons in between students

Looking ahead: 

For students who cannot attend in-person lessons and continue to do online, Prin will arrange for a monthly in-person lesson. This is contingent on public health regulations remaining stable. These in-person lessons will take place, on average, after 4 virtual lessons have taken place. They will serve as an in-person check-in and will be planned in a staggered schedule to allow the teacher to see different students not on the same day.

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. Given the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, I have tried to provide as many flexible options for my various families. I’ll do my best to accommodate any special issues or scheduling conflicts.

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

Instead of billing 10 lesson bundles, I have adjusted to a FOUR lesson bundle. I accept Venmo, Paypal, Cashapp, and / or cash and checks.

The first lesson for new students 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. At this time, due to Covid-19, all group piano and music programs have been suspended until further notice.

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. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, I am unavailable to bring rainbow piano to school settings or daycare settings, and I am unable to bring rainbow piano to your home. This program is suspended until further notice.

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. Please, don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss your student’s needs, and I will try to accommodate your situation during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Due to Covid-19, we will begin virtual “performances” once a week for any students to participate of all levels and join in and share their abilities with others. This is a great way to modify performing skills at this time, interact students, and showcase talent in a low pressure environment. Zoom is used for this.

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