Lessons

Lessons with Miss Paula are well-rounded. Solid technique is taught along classical instruction. But, we go further than the usual music instruction. Students also learn improvisation, reading chord sheets, duet playing, and music theory through games as well as traditional workbooks.

Online Lessons are available for private studio lessons through Zoom or FaceTime. With technology today it is easy to schedule all online lessons or a combination of online and in-person.

Group events are also offered some as part of the Lesson package. Every year group events will be offered and may include any of the following: Music parties, Group workshops, Studio class, and Community Concerts.

Area exams, auditions and festivals are also available for students to participate. I am a member of National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Music Teacher's National Association (AMTA), and the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).


Preschool:

Music lessons can begin during the preschool years. For preschoolers ages 3.5 - 5 I offer the following:

Minnelied and Minstrel Groups: Minnelied and Minstrel groups offer a guided musical experience to prepare preschoolers for playing piano or another instrument. No pressure or practicing is required for this option. Preschool children will explore music concepts that will get them ahead in school and learning. Actively participating in music learning teaches students patterns both visually and aurally, develops hand/eye coordination, and creates new connections between the hemispheres in the brain.

  • 45 minute weekly classes for 16 weeks each semester
  • Small groups of 4-6 students
  • Classes include moving, singing, improvising on instruments, and learning about music concepts with games.

Buddy Lessons: For preschoolers who are ready for more structured lesson times and whose parents will work with them at home during the week I highly suggest buddy lessons. Buddy lessons are offered for piano, and any of the family of Nuvo instruments: Recorder, Toot, or Dood.

  • The lesson lasts 30 minutes each week. 20 minute private and 20 minute with their music buddy.
  • During the two student's overlapping lesson time students will work on duets, theory games, and ensemble improvisation.
  • Students are required to practice at home during the week and will need their own quality working instrument.

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Students elementary through high school:

Troubadours and Jongleurs: Students in these group classes will be choosing a wind instrument to learn. Small groups of 4-6 students will meet weekly in their group to explore musical concepts and learn to play an instrument.

  • 55 minute weekly classes for 16 weeks each semester
  • Small groups of 3-6 students
  • Classes for nonpiano students learning to play one of the Nuvo Instruments: Toot, Dude, jFlute, Clarineo, jSax, or jHorn.

Buddy Lessons:  Buddy lessons are offered for  Students studying piano; any of the family of Nuvo instruments: JFlute, Jsax, or Carinetino; or students studying the flute or clarinet. For students studying together can be more fun!

  • The lesson lasts 40 minutes each week. 20 minute private and 20 minute with their music buddy.
  • Learning is more fun with a friend! I can match students up or two friends could start lessons together and be matched.
  • During the two student's overlapping lesson time students will work on duets, theory games, and ensemble improvisation.
  • Students are required to practice at home during the week and will need their own quality working instrument.

Private Lessons: Traditional private lessons are taught in 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute times. 

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Adults:

Adult private lessons are available for weekly lessons. 

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