Halvorson Music Studio - Student of the Month (September 2020)

Congratulations, Lorelei! You are the student of the month for September for Halvorson Music Studio. You are the first student to start working on your composition for the Halloween recital in October. You also work hard on your assignment every week. It is fun working with you and hearing your progress. Thanks! Hear her composition on the Home Page.

Halvorson Music Studio - student of the Month (October 2020)

Harry is excited for you to hear his composition for the upcoming online Halloween Recital, "Sneaky Skeletons." Listen to him perform it on the Home Page. He has enthusiastically been learning piano online since March. He works hard and passes a lot of his pieces. Harry is very fun to teach and is eager to learn more and more each week. Great job, Harry!

  • Age and ability levels - We accept students ages 5 through adult and all abilities.  First Lesson is Free. Enjoy starting your music journey with online lessons until in person lessons can safely resume. Online lessons are a 30 minutes. Beginning students can easily start piano lessons online. Parents of young students (5-8) are needed at lessons to help students find books, pages in their books, and help them visually track music notation. No previous music knowledge is required. Parents, learn along with your child (at no extra cost). Helpful tips for student lessons: All books are there and opened to the assigned pages, pencil is available, student is seated and ready to play, the room is quiet and the student has practiced daily on their assignment. Better internet is available when only the piano student is using the internet during the piano lesson. Zoom lessons need to be set to original sound for the best audio. 
  • When lessons can safely resume in person: Lessons are a hybrid providing the best of both private and group lessons in 60 minutes. 1-4 students play acoustic grand pianos and digital pianos while learning solos, ensembles, theory, sight reading, ear training, technique, transposition and composition. 
  • Motivating Students - Most pieces are played at lessons with practicing tips before the student goes home to practice, building more confidence. Students retain information learned at lessons more easily with daily practice. Lesson reports are emailed. Students learn piano more easily when in attendance all year. 
  • Cool practicing tools: Music Perceptions is my publishing company which creates materials for easier learning. Some of our books are being converted for the interactive iPad app: Superscore Music; Video, .mid and .mp3 recordings help students practice at home. Students, parents and teacher working towards the same goals, creates happy students. First Lesson is Free.
  • Scheduling Flexibility - New lesson inquiries: Fill in the form on the Home page of www.halvorsonmusicstudio.com Use the Calendar found on left side of the My Music Staff Screen to schedule a free trial lesson in an open lesson spot. Current students, use the Parent/Student Portal to: Check your schedule; Every student has lesson conflicts which can't be avoided, cancel and reschedule lessons (with 3 hours prior notification); Schedule recitals and Piano camps. Attending most lessons at a consistant time each week plus practicing the assignment daily = happy students who keep playing.
  • Lesson Tuition - Each student pays a flat lesson tuition fee of $84.75 per month. Materials and contest fees for students are extra. Try it now! Invoices are emailed the first of each month and payment is due on the 15th of the month. It can be viewed through the Parent/Student Portal.                                                                      

Current Parent/Student Portal


"Thanks for this note. We are so happy with her progress with you. Night and day difference from what she experienced with her last teacher. Thank you for all you do! " Nicole

"Merry Christmas, Mrs. LeAnn, Thank you for teaching me!" Nolan

"Dear Mrs. Halvorson, thank you so much, for teaching me piano. I like it very much. Love, Hektor."

Elsie is Student of the Month for August 2020

Elsie has been in piano since last November. She works really hard to learn her pieces and piano assignments. She likes to play her pieces while her Dad accompanies her on the drums. Very fun!

Student of the month for July

Jackson has been in piano lessons just a little over a year. He listens carefully to his sound and works hard to quickly pass his pieces. This is a duet from the July online piano recital for Halvorson Music Studio. Congratulations!

The Basement
by Lily

Lily arrived at lessons and said, "I have a composition!" I said, "Let's hear it." I was impressed by her ability to tell a story with her music in a great little short composition. 

"Loose in the Laboratory," by Maddux

Congratulations, Maddux! You created a great composition for the Halloween Recital 2019. It has a lot of changes in mood and you played it with expression. Fantastic work and playing!

Clavinova Festival, December 2018 - Elliott, you worked hard to have a great command over your performance.

Elliott is in the 2-6 year stage of piano lessons. He is improving a lot and it is so fun to hear his progress.