Summer Lessons - Register for your day and time! Get extra lessons! Here's how:

Friday, May 19, 2023 by Debra B Heald | Uncategorized

First, everyone should have at least 3 summer lessons to select day/time for. Open lesson times are available for 9 weeks throughout June and July, so everyone should be able to find THREE times which they can attend. You can sign up for all 3 lessons in the same week (or even the same day) or spread them out evenly over the summer, or any combination that works for you. How to:

  • Go to Encore Studio, login, and you usually land right on the calendar where available times show up.
  • Click on the desired time slot
  • Click on "register"

You may have more than 3 credits available if you had a qualified absence recently. To check the number of credits available:

  • Go to Encore Studio, login
  • On the menu on the left (click 3 bars if needed) click on "Contact Info"
  • To the right of "teacher" and "contact information" will be makeup credits 
  • Or just go ahead and schedule your 3 and ask if you have more

If you want more than the 3 already covered in your tuition (as in, maybe you want a regular weekly lesson or just a few extra) you must register for the 3, 6, or 9 option on the calendar on June 1. And you must do so BEFORE June 1. It's just like signing up for a time on the calendar. After you've paid tuition for the additional summer lessons, extra credits will be applied to your account and you'll be able to sign up for more lesson times on the calendar.

Reminder: Summer Lessons conclude at the end of July. Lessons in August do not resume until the fall schedule begins in late August.

Since they days/times quite limited on the summer calendar, you may request a day/time that does not show on the calendar. Depending on my schedule, I may be able to accommodate.


Mrs. Heald was an excellent teacher. When my daughters were just starting she was so patient and kind with the little ones. As they continued she not only was their piano instructor but became a life-long mentor. We are looking forward to starting the next generation of our family with her. I highly recommend her!

Susan B

My son has been taking lessons from Debra for three years.  The first two years were in person and the last was online.  My daughter started taking lessons this last year online.  I was a little bit worried how online would go since she is only 6, but is has been great!  Debra is easy to work with and my kids say that she makes learning the piano fun!

Sara Y

Debra Heald is amazing piano teacher. She taught all three of my kids, and I have been taking lessons from her as an adult student for several years. One of her best strengths as a teacher is figuring out ways for everyone to be successful at piano. She is extremely knowledgeable about music and theory but also has a calm teaching approach.

DeeAnn W