Westlund Piano Studio

Private Piano Lessons

in Taylor Texas




"Practicing Piano"- a book by Elizabeth Westlund of valuable techniques and tips for achieving success and enjoyment in your piano playing adventures. (40 full color pages, size 8.5" x 11")

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ABOUT


Elizabeth Westlund

... is an advanced, classical pianist, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano. She is a state certified music teacher with 36 years experience teaching piano.


LOCATION

Westlund Piano Studio is conveniently located in historical downtown Taylor, Texas.120 W. 2nd Street, Suite B, Taylor, TX 76574


THE STUDIO

The studio is equipped with a 6ft 3in Mason & Hamlin grand piano.


INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

Ms. Westlund makes learning enjoyable and straightforward with her unique, no-nonsense, professionally designed curriculum, teaching materials, and approach.Instruction is catered to individual needs.


AGES 6 - ADULT

From beginner to advanced, students age 6 through adult are welcomed.

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Monthly Tuition


Monthly tuition is due in advance the first week of each month.$105/month for 30-minute weekly private lessons.Accepted forms of payment:
• cash
• personal check
Zelle
If you need to mail a personal check, the studio address is: 120 W 2nd St, Suite B, Taylor, TX 76574.YEARLY MATERIALS FEE: Each January, students pay a Materials Fee ($45) to cover all their materials for the entire year (music books, sheet music, binder, handouts).

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Zelle


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"Zelle" can be found in your online banking app. Using Zelle, you can send payment for monthly piano tuition using either my phone number (1-512-484-1188), or my email address (westlundpianostudio@mailfence.com)If your bank app doesn't yet include Zelle, you can download the Zelle app on to your phone and connect the app to your bank account. Then you can send and receive money directly from the Zelle app.

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MakeUps


This studio does NOT GUARANTEE makeups for missed lessons.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING UP A MISSED LESSON:1. Text Ms. Westlund with at least 24-hour notice of cancellation. (Short-notice cancellations and no-shows are not eligible for a makeup.)2. Look below at the available time slots and inform Ms. Westlund of which slot you would like for your makeup lesson.


AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS FOR MAKEUPS

WEEK OF OCTOBER 3-7
MON, Oct. 3:
TUE, Oct. 4:
WED, Oct. 5:
THU, Oct. 6:
FRI, Oct. 7:

WEEK OF OCTOBER 10-14
MON, Oct. 10:
TUE, Oct. 11:
WED, Oct. 12:
THU, Oct. 13:
FRI, Oct. 14:

Important info about makeups:

  • The studio runs at full capacity. There are not extra time slots kept open just for makeups. So any slots available for makeups can only be created when someone cancels their lesson with advance notice.

  • Eligibility for a makeup requires a minimum 24-hour notice of cancellation. Short-notice cancellations and no-shows are not eligible for makeups.

  • A makeup lesson must be attended within 30 days of the missed lesson, either before or after the missed lesson.

  • Lessons missed on Studio Holidays are not made up or rescheduled.

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2022 studio CALENDAR


Studio Calendar July, August, September2022
Studio Calendar October, Novmber, December 2022
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YOUR PIANO


Success and progress require a routine of daily practice at home on a suitable piano.


GRAND PIANOS & UPRIGHT PIANOS

  • Excellent potential for musical expression

  • Significantly motivates students

  • Can become a treasured family heirloom

  • Must be tuned about once per year

  • Recommended piano tuners: Ron Bergeron, or Priscilla Rappaport


ELECTRIC PIANOS

Small, cheap keyboards are NOT at all suitable for private piano study and are really just toys!These are the features an electric piano keyboard MUST have to be suitable for private piano study:
• 88 keys
• weighted keys
• hammer action keys
• touch sensitive keys
• foot pedal
• bench
• keyboard stand (furniture cabinet type OR the X style for portable keyboards)
MY RECOMMENDATION: A suitable, inexpensive electric piano to start with is the DONNER DEP-20 ($470).

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RECITAL


recital

Once a year (usually in April), this studio presents a STUDENT RECITAL in which students dress up and perform a memorized song for an audience of their family, friends, and peers.The date, time, and location for the next recital will be announced when it is confirmed.

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AUDIO TRACKS


Audio tracks for students to play along with.

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AUDIO TRACKS

Level 1


Hot Cross Buns


Kumbaya


London Bridge


Mary had a Little Lamb


Old MacDonald


Rain Rain Go Away


Ring Around the Rosie


This Old Man


Twinkle Little Star


Yankee Doodle


Slowed Down:

SLOW- Hot Cross Buns


SLOW- Kumbaya


SLOW- London Bridge


SLOW- Mary had a Little Lamb


SLOW- Old MacDonald


SLOW- Rain Rain
Go Away


SLOW- Ring Around the Rosie


SLOW- This Old Man


SLOW- Twinkle Little Star


SLOW- Yankee Doodle


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AUDIO

Pattern Songs


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BOOK- "Practicing Piano"


A book of valuable techniques and tips for achieving success and enjoyment in your piano playing adventures. Perfect for beginners through advanced players. (40 full color pages, size 8.5" x 11")

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