Piano Lessons

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Beth Hamilton, BMT, MTA , RMT is a Registered Music Teacher with 20 years of teaching experience.

All Ages & Experiences ~ Beth teaches private piano lessons for a wide range of ages and experiences – from kindergarten age to retired adults – lessons are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student.  

Individualized Goals ~ Beth’s student centered approach encourages students to develop their own personal learning goals. Students may choose to play classical repertoire, favourite pop songs, or a blend of musical styles.  Beth works with all students to develop their music literacy skills to become fluent music readers.  Students may also explore playing by ear, chording, sight reading, technique, theory, improvisation, composition, and performance.

Creative Learning – For young learners and the young at heart, Beth incorporates games, off-the-bench activities, and creative teaching aids to create a varied and fun lesson.  Students are encouraged to borrow music from Beth’s extensive lending library.

More than “just a weekly lesson”. Three times a year, students have the opportunity to perform in recitals.  Beth offers exam preparation for both the Canadian National Conservatory of Music Many of her students perform in the Kiwanis Music Festival, Northern Lights Christmas Festival, and Summer Sizzle Keyboard Kamp.

Learning music is a life long journey. Beth is deeply committed to developing both her music and educator skills.  She attends monthly ORMTA meetings, workshops, and is working towards a piano pedagogy diploma with CNCM.

Studio Policies - Weekly lessons follow the school year calendar. Students are committed to attending their weekly lesson for the entire year.    Private lessons vary in length: 30, 45, 60 minutes. Annual tuition is paid in 3 installments.  Please contact Beth for studio policies and fee schedule. Tuition for 2016-2017 is $22/30min   $33/45min   $44/60min

“How much should I practise?” - Whether you want to be a concert pianist or are ‘playing for fun’, every student is encouraged to practise frequently each week. For an early beginner, it may be as simple as 5-10 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Together we’ll develop a routine that’s a good fit for you and your goals.

Locations
- Owen Sound @ Central Westside United Church
- Durham @ private home studio
- Durham @ Spruce Ridge Community School

Cost - $22.00/half hour