Our studio offers a most unique way of teaching piano that is only offered in our music studio! We offer a private one on one piano option which is what most music studios as well as private teachers offer but in addition we offer a piano lab! Our piano lab was created by Mr. Krueger and he has written his own copyrighted piano method called piano tabliture. With Mr. Krueger’s piano method, the student goes to three privately instructed areas. One room the student is taught traditional piano method, which is what most teachers offer, the second room the student learns Mr. Krueger’s piano tabliture method which is basically teaching the student chordal structures with rhythmical patterns, playing right hand melody high. This method teaches the student how to apply music theory to the piano and all students love this teaching method because they are quickly playing with both hand sometimes in one lesson.
The next room is our computer lab and the student works with an award-winning computer program titled piano discovery. The student learns music theory, how to count, musical terms and actually plays songs on the keyboard that is connected to the computer. Each student is awarded a nice printed out certificate after passing lessons with their name and date and lesson title that the student passes.
Mr. Jones has developed the voice lab and has developed a sound vocal program when it comes to the art of teaching voice. Every student is approached as an individual when it comes to voice instruction so every student is assessed and a personalized instruction program is designed for the student. All vocal students are instructed in correct principles of breathing, vocal placement, diction/enunciation, intonation, ear training, vocal expression, characterization, stage performance principles which include personal charisma, presentation, vocal interpretation. We are extremely careful and diligent when teaching younger voices. Basic technique principles are taught but heavy technique exercises are limited so as not to hurt or damage a young voice.
There are many performance opportunities in the studio which range from recitals, two a year to competitions such as district solo and ensemble contest held every march and also district and all state tryouts held every October. There are three voice teachers that groom students for this event and Mid-America Music Festival competition which is the end of July every summer. Student also have the opportunity to go to retirement homes and perform for the residents which gives the student performance experience and increases personal confidence.
Mr. Jones expertise is grooming students for district and state tryouts and also mid -america festival competitions.
It is our goal to take every individual in the studio and structure an individualized program based on the needs and desires of the student.
We offer performance opportunities for all students when the student is ready to pursue that path and direction. We offer two recitals a year in which the student learns songs and performs in front of an audience. At our Christmas recital we give out trophies an an incentive and reward for their performing efforts. All recitals are held at the Steinway piano gallery in Maryland Heights. We feel that to have a goal to work towards as a student is important in the student progressing in their respective lesson field.
Our mission and philosophy as a music teaching studio is to develop through quality and private music lessons the talent of every individual that joins our friendly music family; guided by a group of talented instructors who are also talented performers in their respective music fields.
The monthy tuition price includes providing music for Piano and Voice, Guitar books is the cost of the student and parent.
We give two major Recitals a year at the Steinway Piano Gallery and those fees will be announced as they are programmed by the studio. We do encourage all students to perform on recital as it gives them a goal to work towards and is a part of their musical lesson progress.