Destrehan Piano Lessons

Lesson Times:
Students will have one private lesson each week. If the student is a beginner, the lessons will last 30 minutes each. If the student shows exceptional progress or already has some knowledge of piano, the lessons will last 45 minutes each. If all parties agree, an option of a lesson that will last for 1 hour will be available.

In addition to private lessons, I also offer group lessons. During the school year, these lessons are held once a week and focus on teaching the students fundamentals of music theory, mainly through various games. Following the same principles, there are music camps during the summer (5-day camp) and major holidays (2 to 3-day camp). The group lessons do not require prior music experience and give kids a fun opportunity to learn fundamental theory and make new friends.

Place:
Lesson will be given in my home in Destrehan.

Payment:
The first lesson will be free. After that, payments will be made monthly. Payments for the month will be due at the first lesson of the month. If more then one member of a family is taking lessons, the second student gets a 20% discount.

Students' age:
It is never late to start playing piano. I will be happy to help anyone. Most of my students are 6 to 15 years old. I also have experience with 4-5 year old children. For students at this age I suggest to have a lesson and see if they can participate and cooperate in the lesson. My first lesson is free.

Missed Lessons:
If you are unable to attend a lesson, please, give me a call or email at least 24 hours before your scheduled lesson. Then, a make-up lesson will be rescheduled.

Materials and books:
I tried to use different method books. In my opinion, the Faber Piano Adventures series is perfect combination of teaching music reading, performance technique, and wonderful repertoire. If you have other preferences, I will be happy to follow your recommendations.

Here are the links to some recommended books on Sheet Music Plus website:
Age 5 - 6 6 - 11 12 - 16 Adult For All
Book My First Adventure Books; Levels A,B,C; Faber Primer Level; Faber and Bastien Accelerated Piano Adventures For The Older Beginner; Faber Adult Piano Adventures, All-In-One; Faber, Bastien, and Alfred Piano Adventures Flashcards In-A-Box

Practice:
Practicing at home is the best guarantee that your child will show consistent progress. Please make sure that there is a 20-minute time period daily during which the child can practice without being distracted by TV, stereo, etc.

Summer Schedule:
A flexible schedule will be available during the summer based on your child’s summer plans.

Learn more about my education, teaching experience and performance background.

Download printable version of my Studio Handbook and Policies. Here is my Studio Agreement and 2016-2017 Calendar. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time.

Guzel Bilyalova Piano School LLC, Destrehan, Louisiana 70047, (504) 914-9066