Students who study me get more than just piano lessons. I view the piano as a tool for teaching students music. That is, how to hear, understand, and experience music in their life – not just how to play the piano.
Each lesson is designed around the individual student. Time is spent by the teacher both in preparation for and following lessons each week.
I love the comprehensive approach to musical growth and knowledge at Studio 88. It is not just learning to play notes on the piano.
Amy really gets to know each student and personalizes their activities to incorporate their interests and goals at all ages. She is a gem! Professional, personal, passionate, genuine.
We know our child will benefit from this the rest of her life!
Students attend once a week for a 45-minute private lesson followed by a 30-minute music lab time and 15-minute personal practice session at a studio keyboard before heading home. Thus, they are at Studio 88 for an hour and a half total.
Why the practice session after they just had a lesson?
The best time to practice is immediately following the lesson as students are more likely to retain what went on in the lesson!
What is a music lab?
During music lab time, students work on iPad or computer-based games and activities to reinforce music concepts. Labs may include music theory games, rhythm exercises, music listening activities, or digital worksheets.
This lab time is seen as a “bonus” to lessons as it is only set up for students in 2nd grade or older. The reason is that students must be able to work independently since they do their lab on their own while I have a lesson with another student.
Wait, there’s more!
Approximately every six weeks, students have an hour and fifteen-minute group class with 3-6 other students. These are in lieu of private lessons.
During group classes, students perform for each other in a “masterclass” format where they watch each other receive a little instruction on their performance from me and also participate in giving feedback to each other.
This is a great time to build community within the studio so the piano isn’t such as “lonely sport!” Group classes are a great opportunity to play music games and play together in piano ensembles!
We are excited to have both our daughters taking piano instruction at Studio 88. Mrs. Chaplin provides a challenging music curriculum – from games, group lessons, on-line instruction, music history, recitals, and national competition opportunities. Our children have the opportunity to grow and learn about piano and more. It should be called Studio 88 Music School!
-K. Feher-Tanner, Bluffton
All students are expected to perform in the end-of-year Spring Recital in May. Other than that, how much students participate in performance opportunities is completely up to them!
Other performance opportunities may include but are not limited to nursing home performances, Christmas performances at the Wells County Library and Von Maur, mini recitals at the studio, and or special theme-recitals.
My son enjoys attending piano class with Miss Amy, and even looks forward to it. He especially enjoys the group classes and the opportunities to perform.
-G. Werich, Bluffton
For the most recent tuition rate and policies, please download the Studio 88 Registration and Policies form.
Please be assured that I am always working for my students. I think many would be surprised at the amount of time spent outside of lessons. Know that your tuition fees pay for far more than in-lesson time.
For more details see What does my Tuition Cover?
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