Lesson Format: Advancing Lessons
Individual Lessons plus lab time:
Students of all ages and intermediate and higher levels: a basic lesson structure will be 45 minutes* of individual instruction, 30 minutes of music technology/theory lab. A 60 minute lesson is also available for the most advanced students. Please inquire. The limited spaces reserved for advancing lessons are reserved for students who have demonstrated the desire to progress through good practice habits and preparation for each lesson.
The tuition is found here: Tuition
Technology/Theory Lab Time
The technology in the studio is intended to provide students with additional opportunities to build and reinforce various musicianship skills. Encore Studio provides an individualized program of music theory fundamentals, ear training, music appreciation/music history, and rhythm drills. This is based on the IA Music Teachers Assn/NE Music Teachers Assn/National Federation of Music Clubs levels of music theory. Also, students may play their assigned music with MIDI music and a digital piano for accurate practice. Notation software is available for those who participate in composition activities. During this time, students may also be asked to work on theory worksheets or books, since they have the most success doing this in a monitored setting. Students will be scheduled to use the Lab tools before or after their lesson. Students are expected to respect all studio property - to use equipment carefully, and only for instructional music purposes. Any damage or theft becomes your responsibility. If it is found that a student is creating problems, the studio reserves the right to discontinue the student's use of studio equipment, or in extreme cases, to dismiss the student from the studio.
*A 60 minute lesson is also available for the most advanced students. Please inquire.