Kathleen G. Hill is back at the studio thus year to teach private piano. Not a stranger to the Marion area, Miss Kathy has taught piano since 1981 and has been affilated with Miss Edye's School of Dance and Performing Arts since 1990. Studying piano pedagogy at MVNU, Miss Kathy has applied her skills as accompanist for several local school productions, Marion Palace Theatre productions, and OSUM and has been pianist at several local churches.
Private lessons are taught using Bastien Method which is one of the most popular conventional methods introducing music concepts intertwined with technic and theory. Each concept builds on the last, from piece to piece. Colorful pictures help to introduce the concept and encourages conversation between teacher and student regarding the concept being introduced.
All levels after the Primer level comprimse of five (5) books. Most students will use three (3) to four (4) books and a set of flashcards.
All pieces are age appropriate and enjoyable for students to work. A mixture of pop, folk, classical and contemporary styles are used. Sight reading is also a part of the curriculum helping students to become more confident in their reading skills.
Lessons for newer students will be 30 minutes in length one day per week. Students that have studied for more than 1 year may take a 45 minute class (1 day a week) and accelerated students can opt for a 60 minute class (1 day a week). Fees are as follows and are due the first lesson of every month:
30 minutes - $60/month
45 minutes - $70/month
60 minutes - $80/month
Time slots are limited so call Edye Cook's School of Dance @ 740-387-8066 to schedule your spot!!