During this unprecedented time there are certain guidlines that must be followed for in-person lessons.

Covid Policy

Due to Covid, I offer online lessons for my students. I also offer in-person classes these are conducted according to your comfort level. I have 2 pianos available, we can social distance and the pianos area is sanitized before each lesson. 

Makeups | Rescheduling | Cancelations

Under the following circumstances, I will reschedule or allow a makeup lesson:

  • If I’m notified within 24 hours of our appointed lesson time

  • If I for some reason miss our lesson
  • Illness
  • Exposure to COVID-19
  • Inability to connect due to bad Wifi (If the lesson is virtual)
  • Family Emergencies i.e. a death in the family

Parental Expectations

I recognize your time is important, and you know more about your child than I do. Studies have proven that students progress faster when the parents are actively involved in their child’s education. That includes:

  • Attending their lessons, both online and in person. Once a child reaches 10-12 years in age, parental attendance can be as needed.
  • Children younger than 10 need parental help when practicing, especially in the days following a lesson.

If your child is fighting practicing let me know. This should be a positive learning experience, and there are many approaches and methods for learning.


Performing is an important part of the learning process. There will be recitals in the Winter and Spring.

  • Due to COVID-19, these recitals will be conducted through recordings.
  • Other great performance opportunities are local competitions and classes.



  • A full-size electric piano is acceptable if it is fully equipped with a pedal and weighted keys, and if you are actively trying to obtain an acoustic instrument.
  • This instrument should be located in a place that allows the student to focus without constant distraction.


  • If in person, the instrument will be provided.


You will need 2 screens

  1. To sit in front of you at the piano to see me.
  2. Placed to the side giving me full view of your hands and posture.

Recommendations for a better online lesson

  • If your internet is slow, ask members of your house to stay off the internet for the duration of our lesson.
  • If you’re connected directly to your house’s ethernet it greatly improves the connection.
  • If you use a laptop, plug an external mic into it for better audio quality and consider adding external speakers as well.

Practicing Expectations

  • I expect students to practice a minimum of 5 days a week.
  • I expect thorough and thoughtful practice that implements what’s being learned in lessons.
  • If needed I will assign practicing durations based on individual student needs.

Lesson Expectations

  • When I’m speaking, the student’s hands should be off the keys, and they should be listening attentively.
  • Students should bring all learning materials we’re working out of to their lessons.


Given the current situation with COVID-19, I will provide links to the books that students need access to for lessons. These should be acquired within 2 weeks of notice.

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