RUSSIAN PIANO LESSONS POTOMAC FALLS VA
PIANO CLASSES LOUDOUN VALLEY OVERLOOK (20166)
PIANO LESSONS POTOMAC FALLS VA (20165)
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I am one of the most highly qualified, traveling Ashburn piano teachers, Ashburn flute teachers, and classically trained musicians in the Loudoun County area. I have a BA in flute performance from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MM in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from George Mason University. Aside from my extensive educational background, I have attended several piano festivals where I received partial and full tuition scholarships, including Brevard Music Center and Las Vegas Music Festival. I have participated in master classes with James Giles, Mykola Suk and Vladimir Feltsman. I have attended numerous piano and flute workshops to enhance my teaching skills and received a $900 Teacher Enrichment Grant from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in 2004. I attended the prestigious SUNY (State University of New York)-New Paltz Piano Festival in 2009, where I received lessons from Vladimir Feltsman, Susan Starr and Robert Roux. Most recently, I attended the 2013 Washington International Piano Festival at Catholic University in DC and was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage.
I am an in-home Ashburn piano teacher who provides beginner piano lessons, classical piano lessons, piano classes 20148, kids piano lessons, music classes for kids, music lessons for kids, kids music lessons, music instruction ashburn va, intermediate piano lessons and advanced piano lessons in your home in Ashburn (20147, 20148) Ashburn Farm, Ashburn Village, Broadlands, Belmont, Belmont Ridge, Belmont Hunt, Belmont Chase, Belmont Greene, Belmont Meadows, Loudoun Valley (20148), Loudoun Valley Estates, Sterling (20166), Loudoun Valley Overlook (20166), Countryside (20165), Potomac Falls (20165), and Great Falls (22066), VA . Additionally, I provide keyboard classes for kids in Ashburn (20147, 20148), Sterling (20166), Countryside, Potomac Falls (20165) and Great Falls (22066), VA. Piano students must possess a digital piano with 88 weighted keys and at least two pedals.
Music lessons take place in a stress-free environment -- your home-where you can relax and focus.
Piano students who join Love's Music Lessons, LLC will become equipped with strong basics and learn to play with confidence and speed. Ms. Love has a patient yet friendly demeanor and ultimately wants to instill a love of music in her students that will last a lifetime.
Emphasis is placed upon technique, rhythm and sound from the start. Mrs. Love provides a more serious approach to classical piano lessons, but also has derived ways to make piano more enjoyable, especially for the younger beginner. I can teach all ages and levels, especially a young beginner. I can teach students as young as 4 1/2 years old provided that the parents are actively involved in the learning process. Parents must be willing to sit with the younger beginner while they practice for the first six months of piano lessons. It might also be necessary to take lessons twice per week.
Ms. Love emphasizes the Russian school of piano playing and utilizes repertoire and technique materials by Peskanov and the Russian School of Piano Playing. Emphasis is placed on hand and wrist position, developing firm fingertips, maintaining a relaxed wrist and using the wrists to improve technical facility. Rotation of the wrists is of utmost importance in playing Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart piano sonatas. Improper piano technique such as flat fingers and hands that are not level with the keys can lead to injuries later in life and slow down a beginner's progress.
Ms. Love incorporates major and minor scales, cadences, technical exercises and etudes in her piano lessons. Music theory, ear training, sight-reading, and transposition are provided for intermediate to advanced-level students who take a forty-five minute lesson.
Lesson Fees are not based upon a per session charge. Tuition is based upon a flat monthly rate that includes books, materials, travel time, lesson time, the cost for gas and car maintenance fees, FOR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE HOUSEHOLD TAKING LESSONS. Recitals and performance opportunities incur an additional fee.
LESSON FEES ARE ALSO BASED UPON THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT MS. LOVE RESERVES FOR YOU. IF YOU HAVE TWO STUDENTS TAKING TWO 35-MINUTE LESSONS, YOU PAY THE 70-MINUTE RATE. IF YOU HAVE TWO STUDENTS TAKING A 40-MINUTE AND 35-MINUTE LESSON, YOU WOULD PAY THE 75-MINUTE RATE. THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE FIRST STUDENT IS 35-MINUTES.
THE RANGE OF TUITION FEES IS AS FOLLOWS(**):
35-MINUTE CLASSES: $170-$185
40-MINUTE CLASSES: $210-$220
45-MINUTE CLASSES: $230-245
70-MINUTE CLASSES: $315-330
75-MINUTE CLASSES: $335-350
105-MINUTE CLASSES: $455-470
***Due to competitive pricing, I do not list my actual rates. This is printed only to give you an idea of what I charge.
**YOU ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE LESSONS FROM SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE OR JANUARY THROUGH JUNE. IF YOU STOP LESSONS IN THE MIDDLE OF EITHER PERIOD, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A FULL MONTH'S TUITION IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ME WITH A 30-DAYS NOTICE. THIS ALLOWS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN YOUR SPOT TO A STUDENT ON MY WAITING LIST.