MUSIC PLAY CLASSES

18 Months - Age 3

Materials to purchase: Music Play CD

Children and their accompanying adult engage in song, chant, and movement activities, in a small group setting, to acculturate to different meters and tonalities, the building blocks of music. Classes are 45 minutes, with 15 minutes reserved for parent education. 

KEYBOARD GAMES CLASSES

Age 4-Age 6/7

Also an appropriate supplement for older beginner lessons.

Materials to purchase: Keyboard Games Book A (Book B upon completion of Book A)

Lessons at this level are considered "informal guidance." Regular practice is not yet required, nor should it be forced. Regular LISTENING is required. It is the parent's responsibility to make sure their child is listening to the assigned recordings. Keyboard Games are very short, highly patterned pieces designed to get students familiar with the keyboard and establish a solid sense of rhythm in duple and triple meters. The sequencing is well thought out and purposeful. These pieces should be learned IN ORDER, but students are welcome and encouraged to listen to any/all of them as much as they want.

MUSIC MOVES STUDENT LESSONS

Age 7/8 and up, or upon completion of KEYBOARD GAMES A and B

Materials to purchase: Student Book 1 and the Pattern CD

Lessons at this level are considered "formal guidance." Regular listening and practice habits should have naturally developed by this time and at-home practice is expected for optimal progression. For a complete explanation of the student books and their accompanying supplements, visit musicmovesforpiano.com. Students will also learn a variety of solos as they advance through the Music Moves series.

Online Lessons

Online lessons are available for students living outside the Lafayette area and those who feel more comfortable learning from home.

Requirements include: 1) Zoom app, 2) reliable device to run Zoom, 3) stable internet connection, 4) a functioning keyboard/piano (88 keys). 

Young children also need parental involvement during lessons until they are able to handle themselves independently.

Tuition

Tuition Schedule

The tuition rates are determined based on a full calendar year of 38 weekly private lessons (15 in Fall semester, 15 in Spring semester, and 8 in Summer semester). Some months have lessons every week and some months may have only two lessons (depending on holidays). Monthly tuition has accounted for the unbalance in the amount of lessons given each month and tuition is set at a fixed rate no matter how many lessons are given that month.


Tuition and Payments

Students have the option of paying tuition in one of the following ways:

(1) In 12 equal monthly installments. Due by the 15th of each month.

(2) In 2 large, equal installments. Payments are due January 1st and July 1st.

(3) Paying 1 year upfront. 

Semester and full year payments are discounted.


Pricing

$150/month (Tier A)  |  The majority of students are in tier A. 

$180/month (Tier B)  |  (Up to teacher discretion). Older advancing students sometimes move to tier B if they want longer individual lessons.

$100/month (Tier C)  |  Reserved for shorter individual lessons with very young children.


Books

Students can expect to spend no more than $50/year on books and materials.


Playing Events

All registration fees for playing events and competitions are the responsibility of the student/parent.