A unique aspect of Li-San's Piano Studio is the use of a computer lab in which students will be able to revise and add to the knowledge of the concepts they learn in the piano lessons. These include activities that improve sight reading ability and aural skills, and widen theory knowledge and its application in music composition. Students make faster progress in their music playing and listening skills when taking their piano lessons in combination with computer lab sessions. The computer lab is equipped with a computer, midi keyboard, headphones, and a wide variety of music software including Sibelius, Music Ace Maestro, Children's Music Journey, Piano Suite Premier, Alfred's Interactive Musician,Auralia and Musition.
Li-San aims to provide the most fun and effective lessons. Li-San is a professional piano teacher, and is totally committed to the enjoyment, improvement and eventual musical independence of each student. Tuition includes weekly sessions at the studio.
Tuition is paid in advance monthly, or as detailed in an invoice.
Accelerated Piano Program (Beginner to Intermediate Students)
4x60 minute lessons (once a week) = $120
8x60 minute lessons (twice a week) = $220
Individual Piano Lessons (Advanced Students)
Tuition for a 5 week term:
45 minute lesson = $210
Preparatory Piano Lessons
New students may need to take 2-4 preparatory lessons before joining the accelerated program. I find that doing 2 lessons rather 1 is better at determining how interested a child is in learning, as the student can do homework with the expectation of showing the teacher the following week.
Preparatory lesson fee: $110 for 2 or $170 for 4x45 minute lessons (includes books valued at $25 for free).
After 3 months of lessons, students are encouraged to attend 70 minute performance classes, where they perform for other students as part of their training. Students play music related games, and always have lots of fun around other students. Performance classes are usually held once per quarter and consist of 3-6 students. The date and fee of $25 is noted in the invoice when appropriate.
Online Piano Lessons
Intermediate level students who live far away may choose lessons through Skype/Facetime. An advantage of online lessons is that you can take a lesson wherever you are in the world with a professional teacher. We need internet connection, laptop with a webcam and microphone or an iPad or smartphone placed next to your piano, and you're ready for your lesson. You need to position your camera so that it shows a clear view of your hands on the keyboard, and position your computer monitor, laptop or iPad so that you can clearly see the screen.