Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in piano lessons! Prospective students should contact Samantha for a preliminary lesson. The preliminary lesson will determine student readiness and if there’s a good fit between student, parent, and teacher. Preliminary lessons will be held online through August 2020. 

Lesson Locations

  • Southside Studio: Lessons in my studio in Kent East Hill, near Kentridge High School.
  • Eastside Studio: Lessons in your home in Kirkland, and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • If you are inquiring about in-home lessons, please contact Samantha and she can quickly let you know if your home is within her travel area.

Preliminary Lesson

The preliminary lesson lasts around 30 minutes and includes a full lesson and time for discussion and questions. The cost for the preliminary lesson is $30 if you come to the Southside Studio (located in Kent East Hill) or $45 for an in-home visit (if you live in Kirkland). There is no fee for online preliminary lessons. The preliminary lesson fee is per-family; additional siblings also interested in lessons are not charged.

Following the preliminary lesson, Samantha will determine if a lesson spot in the studio (or a spot on the waitlist) will be given to the student. Important factors in Samantha’s decision include: commitment to regular practice, understanding of studio policies, having an appropriate instrument at home, and a genuine willingness to learn.

When you first contact Samantha, she’ll ask you about your child’s prior musical experiences, your child’s interest in learning piano, and what type and make of piano you own.

If you do not already own a piano, Samantha is happy to make recommendations. Students must have a piano before lessons begin. Consistent practice is expected from the first lesson!

Please read on for my Studio Policy.

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