Monday, February 26, 2018 by Debra Bolte Heald | Uncategorized

Dear Students and Families,

As you may already know, I GOT MARRIED during my lovely Florida vacation last week! This will cause changes in my piano studio.

  • Lessons will continue through approximately the second week of May as planned (reminder: a shorter 6 week 4th quarter was already planned – if you are using monthly installments, that means that your last payment is in May instead of June)
  • Mr. Anson, Miss Maryn, or another substitute may teach some days
  • By the end of May, I will be an Omaha resident and that’s where Encore Studio will be physically located

For Summer and beyond, online lessons (via Skype, FaceTime, Messenger, etc.) will be available for all students who have had a at least a year of lessons. Little ones will need an adult present to manage the technology and following instructions. Many teachers are using this model of instruction with great success! I’m hoping many of you choose this option as it does have many advantages.

So, your piano instruction options are:

  • Continue with Encore Studio utilizing online lessons after May
  • Continue lessons through mid-May, and in the meantime, ask for referrals to a different teacher recommended by me
  • Continue lessons through mid-May, and then either discontinue lessons or look for a teacher on your own


Debra Bolte Redding


Mrs. Redding 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 Redding 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