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About Ingrid's studio
I maintain a studio of approximately 35 private piano students. My commitment level is very high to my students and I delight in making this a very personalized learning experience. 

Starting age 
Because I teach primarily via the traditional method (reading notes), usually 5 years of age is the youngest that works well. Often a trial period of several weeks can be the best way to determine if a child is ready for piano lessons.

Itinerant piano lessons
A unique service I provide is coming to your home to teach your student. My clients find this tremendously simplifying & upon my calculations, it does reduce fossil fuel emissions (especially if you see me pedal up to your house in the summer).

Prior to accepting transfer students of an intermediate or advanced level, I meet with student and parent in order to hear his or her playing skill and to answer any questions.   

Recitals and Performances
Music is a performing art and therefore students are expected to participate in performances. Semester recitals and studio classes are required and fees expected. Scale Olympics, school Solo/Ensemble, festivals are encouraged, but optional. 

Adult student options
I have a good deal of experience teaching adult students of all abilities. I allow flexibility in scheduling for adults. The Semester Piano Cafe's (our adults only performance in my home served with lunch) has become a treasured event.

Studio Classes
Studio classes are held once or twice per year in my home. These are informal opportunities for students to play for their peers in preparation for upcoming performances. Divided into beginners or intermediate/advanced students, we also do other music educational activities as a group.

Because I also maintain an active performing schedule, re-scheduling a lesson can be done only seldom. 

I offer 30 minute lessons at a rate of $27. For those not using my itinerant services, the rate is $24. More advanced students (or younger ones with very keen interest) will be considered for 45 minute lessons at $38 each. A discounted rate of $25 will be given to additional students in one family.

Credit will only be given for cancellations due to illness or emergency. If an activity conflicts with the lesson time and we are unable to reschedule, I must charge you for that lesson. An adult besides myself must be in the home during the time of the lesson.  

Apprentice program
I offer an apprentice program for piano students who are considering music as a career choice the opportunity of gaining "hands-on" experience while earning rewards. Click the apprentice button for more information. 

Scale Olympics
This is a contest I offer to my students periodically. Students are entered into one of several class based upon skill level, practice the scales for that level, and then perform for a judge. Prizes are awarded for this event.  

This tool is your friend, just set it slow enough first.
Ingrid and students enjoy lunch at the fall Piano Cafe
Students learned how a piano works at a recent Studio Class
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Studio Events
Calendar for 2017 - 2018

Tues, Sept 5         Fall Semester begins ​                           
S at, Nov 4            Studio Class. Replaces
                             lessons 10/30-11/3. 
                             (639 Cherrywood Drive)
​   9 am - Beginners #1; 10:15 - Beginners #2;
             11:30 am - Intermediates/Advancing

Sat, Nov 18          Fall Recital(s)
    9:30 am            Waterford Public Library
 OR 11:00 am       Fee $15 per family

Sat, Dec 9            Make-up Lessons 

Sat, Dec 16          Christmas Music Share
 10:30-Noon (20 minute time slots)

Dec 22 - Jan 1  No Lessons, Happy Holidays!

Sat, Feb 17         Scale Olympics (Optional)
  9:00 - 2:00         Fee $15

Sat, Mar 17         Studio Class.Replaces
                            lessons 3/12-3/16.
                            (639 Cherrywood Drive)
   9 am - Beginners #1; 10:15 - Beginners #2;
         11:30 - Intermediates/Advancing

March 24             WMTA District Auditions 
                                UW Milwaukee

Mon April 2-9     No Lessons. Easter Holiday.                
Sat, April 21       Spring Recital (s)
  9:30 am            Waterford Public Library
OR 11:00 am      Fee $15 per family

Fri, ​May 11         Make-up lessons 12:30-3:

Mon, June 11     Summer, day schedule

Happy Independence!

Adult Students

Fri, May 18       Spring Tea
    1:00-2:30      Fee $20