Studio Policy

Studio Policy

Welcome to our piano studio. We look forward to working with you, whether you are a beginner, advanced or have intermediate piano skills. If your goal is to make good progress and play great music, we strongly encourage a commitment of at least six months of lessons. In order for you to reach these high goals you should be committed to your musical development and invest time and energy into your piano studies. Piano playing can be fun and is very rewarding but making it work requires a certain degree of effort from the student’s part.
Our objectives: We will be working together on several musical matters and you will be able to develop your piano technique, your musicality and your theoretical knowledge. Being a good musician implies more than just studying music; therefore any interest in other art forms is encouraged. We encourage reading, listening to good music, admiring or studying paintings, watching good movies, going to theater and especially and most importantly attending concerts.

Practice requirements: Students are expected to come prepared to their lessons. Memorization of pieces is encouraged as early as possible; however, quality is more important than quantity.

Attendance: Regular lessons are necessary for good development and therefore attendance to all lessons is encouraged. The students are required to let us know as soon as possible if they are going to miss a lesson. E-mail is not an acceptable means of notifying us unless we receive it 48 hours in advance. You would have to have a very good reason for not attending a lesson. There will be no refund of any kind. We will try to make up missed lessons depending on the availability of our time.

Fees: Payment of the tuition is due on the first of each month. In order to meet this deadline postdated checks are required at the beginning of the year or, alternatively, checks can be mailed.

Performances: There will be at least one class recital each year, and students are encouraged to participate. If you are interested, you can take part in competitions festivals and master classes, activities which we highly encourage and are very beneficial for your development as a musician.

Note to the students and parents/guardians if applicable: The parents/guardians of each student should be actively involved in the student’s development, if at all possible, regardless of their musical development. We expect support and encouragement for each student. Concert attendance and listening to music are strongly advised. Please try to listen to recordings of music every week, whether of piano solo, chamber music, choir or orchestral music. You should build up your own library of recordings if possible and as you listen, you might want to write down your impressions. We would be glad to know your comments about the music or interpretation of what you have heard.

Phone (778) 285-1555
E-mail andrei [at]

We have the option for in house piano lessons.