Because Pfafftown Piano values students of all ages and their families, lessons will be operating online for the foreseeable future, beginning March 16, 2020 and continuing indefinitely. Online lessons are different, but not worse. Students will find it necessary to depend on their own understanding, their music foundation, and will be forced to take responsibility for their learning during lessons. Not having a teacher sitting in the room beside students CAN be a good thing (see blog post).

During this very unusual time, we look forward to serving students via Zoom or FaceTime, or another workable video conferencing platform.
Most piano studios accept students at an early elementary age of about 7 years old. Here at Pfafftown Piano, children are accepted as young as age 3. If your child shows an interest in the instrument and is at least 3 years old, let's give it a try! The instructor may make special arrangements for a very young child to have a 20-minute lesson instead of a 30-minute lesson in the case of a child's short attention span.

Pfafftown Piano accepts cash, checks, and online payment via Paypal, available through your monthly invoice.

Yes, absolutely! In fact, a good portion of the studio is made up of adults who are returning to piano after taking lessons as a child or just starting out as a retirement adventure!

Every student should come to the first lesson and each week that follows with a notebook in which the instructor can write notes and assignments. Any student who has books at home - previously used by a parent, friend, sibling, or in past lessons - is welcome to bring them to show to the teacher. This is not a guarantee that they will be used for lessons. 

Beginners - adults and children - will be asked to order books prior to the first lesson unless otherwise informed by the teacher. Students are expected to cover the cost of all books and materials.
It depends! I prefer the Faber, Alfred, or Bastien method for child beginners age 7 and above, and Alfred's Music for Little Mozarts for the very young child. Some method books begin children with hands learning to play separately, but I find that learning to play hands together from the very first lesson creates a sense of unity between the hands. The hands playing the keyboard are, after all, a unit, and need to function together at the same time. Different methods have different approaches that work beautifully with certain personalities!

For adult beginners, I recommended the Alfred method. Alfred's "Adult Piano Course" is a perfect way to start. The method is not insulting to the adult learner yet presents all the necessary basics for growth and learning.