The studio uses materials which emphasize an intervallic approach so that the student learns both note reading and interval reading. Courses are designed per individual student. Curriculum includes:

  • Lesson Book: Introduction of musical concepts such as: note-reading, rhythm, music symbols,
  • Technique:  Artistry, touch, posture and pedal
  • Performance: The culmination of concepts, etiquette and interpretation at performance level.
  • Theory: The math behind the music; includes ear-training
  • Scales, arpeggios, and cadences
  • Supplementary materials:
Some examples of books and methods included in the curriculum
  • Piano Adventures
  • Alfred Premier
  • Pianimals
  • In Recital
  • Hanon Studies
  • Piano Pronto
  • Technique is Fun
  • Classical RCM "Celebration" Series
  • Classical "Masterworks" Series
  • Classical "Developing Artist Series
  • Jazz "Connections"
  • Faber Jazz, Pop & Rock & Roll
  • Sheet music from beginner to advanced
Lending Library
The studio music library offers the student a chance to play a variety of supplemental music without cost. Any borrowed music that is not returned or is returned damaged must be compensated for.