The piano became a central figure in households when it first rolled out in the early 1800's. Families would gather around the piano and sing along or just enjoy as they played their favorite songs. The piano is held as dear to our hearts today, as it is still a common feature in our homes. How wonderful it is to hear children playing melodies and even creating their own songs in our living rooms!
5 and up! Each student gets a free first lesson and evaluation with our Director, Katrina. She will let you know what to expect and ensure each student starts at the correct level.
Shining Star uses the latest and best in piano pedagogy to ensure that each student, regardless of their age and experience, will have a fun, encouraging and educational experience!
Our teachers focus on:
1. Playing Songs: learning fun and advancing songs each week
2. Technique: developing the hand/finger movement and artistic aspects of playing piano.
3. Theory: understanding the underlying architecture of music.
We have seen first-hand how performance and performance preparation motivates and builds confidence in our students. We offer many performance opportunities throughout the year:
1. Spring Recital
2. Fall Recital
3. Retirement Home Performances
4. more to come!
For students who wish to compete and/or take piano accomplishment exams, we offer preparation and guidance, as well as information on how to partake in local events.
Our Director, Katrina Degel, visits each student when they begin lessons, and reaches out to each family throughout each semester to ensure all is well. She can come and evaluate any student if that is desired, and ensure they are on track.
Students should have an acoustic or digital piano. It is ideal to have a keyboard with weighted keys, as well as a full size 88 key keyboard. We offer assistance in finding the right instrument for your budget!
$35 30 Minutes
$50 45 Minutes
$65 60 Minutes
$33 30 Minutes
$47 45 Minutes
$62 60 Minutes
for each student after the first one
"Katrina has been great and really made my daughter even more enthusiastic about learning the piano that she already had been. I would recommend these lessons to anyone who wants their child to have a great teacher that makes the experience fun for them"
"Katrina was great, and immediately put me at ease. It was a very fun experience."
"Katrina was patient and encouraging. I was nervous for my first lesson but she put me at ease."
"Awesome teacher! Makes the lessons suit what I need, makes sure everything is clear, already learned so much my first lesson!"