Piano

 

Private Piano Lessons with “Miss Susan” (Sutherland) Richards
Ages 7 to 87! 

As. Mus. Ped. (Piano) Western Conservatory of Music, HBMus, BEd, Ontario Registered Music Teachers As., Canadian Federation of Music Teachers

“Since you started working with me, my relationship to music is evolving into something deeper and more significant.  I always loved music, but now I am no longer a passive listener.  I feel like I am inside the music – like I AM the music!  This is a gift you have given me.  How blessed I am at my age (over 70 years) to have my soul touched in this way.  Thank you, Susan!”         Florence Luke

The Ontario Education Act permits students to be absent from school for up to half a day per week for the music lessons! 

Lessons tailored to you or your child’s interests, needs, and progress!  Opportunities to perform in recitals throughout the year,
the Lakehead Music Festival and Conservatory Canada Examinations!

Weekly Parental Guidance for Home Practice!     

Lessons are September 4th through June 18th on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5085 John Street Road (just past Community Hall Road).  Holidays correspond closely to the school calendar.

An outline of what is to be practised will be provided weekly.  For
beginners, at least two focused 10 minute practice periods daily, minimum five days per week, are recommended.  As students progress, more daily practice time will be needed to ensure they enjoy the satisfaction of playing well!

Parents are encouraged to attend the final 5 minutes of each lesson to have their child show them what needs to be prepared for the coming week, and of course, to hear him/her perform!  While
students have their lesson, parents are welcome to enjoy a
complementary beverage by the fireplace in the Waiting Room or take their dog for a walk on the walking trail.

Tuition is paid in instalments by e-transfer or post-dated cheques dated:
Sept. 4/19,  Nov. 1/19,  Jan. 20/20, April 1/20.

Theory and Lesson Books will be invoiced separately, as required.

Cancelled lessons cannot be refunded, credited or rescheduled.
(Allowance can be made for lessons missed by students only by
special arrangement in cases of prolonged serious illness.)

In the event of the teacher’s absence, adjustment will be made or a lesson rescheduled at a mutually convenient time.

Arrive a few minutes before your lesson time starts to wash your hands.  Time lost because of a student’s lateness cannot be made up.  Please make a conscious effort to be fragrance-free when you come to your piano lessons!

A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to secure your lesson time (to be applied to the following spring’s tuition).

My Piano Studio is full
for lessons beginning this fall (2019).
Email or call me today at 345-4552
to be placed on my waiting list.