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

Congratulations, Jack! You are the student of the month for March for Halvorson Music Studio. I really appreciate how you listen and apply the teaching advice to your pieces. You work hard and you are learning a lot. Thanks!

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

Piper, congratulations, you are student of the month for May for Halvorson Music Studio! You are fun to teach and have been working really hard. Since starting lessons last January, you have already passed 3 books!

I'm saying a big thanks to the students and their parents who participated in the first online video recital in May. It was a great success and I really enjoyed hearing your performances. The next online video recital will be in late July.

  • Age and ability levels - We accept students ages 5 through adult and all abilities. 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. Fun music games are sometimes played. These activities partnered with consistent practicing habits, produce happy students who play well and want to learn more. Special needs students may require private lessons or limited number in a partner lesson, determined by the teacher. The First Lesson is Free. Online lessons create more lesson time for you in a safe environment during Covid-19 restricitons. Piano lessons will resume at the piano studio when it is again safe.
  • Motivating Students - Most pieces are played at lessons with practicing tips before the student goes home to practice. This creates more confidence in practicing at home. Lesson reports are sometimes emailed. Students learn piano more easily when in attendance all year. 
  • Cool practicing tools: Music Perceptions 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.
  • Saving Time with Scheduling Flexibility - New lesson inquiries: Fill in the form on the Home page of www.halvorsonmusicstudio.com Use the Calendar (left side of the My Music Staff Screen) to schedule a free trial lesson in an open lesson spot, (ex. 2/4). Current students use Parent/Student Portal to: Check your schedule; Cancel and reschedule lessons; Schedule recitals and Piano camps. Ask your teacher about Skype and Facetime lessons. Every student has lesson conflicts which can't be avoided. Lessons canceled with fewer than 3 hours prior notification on the scheduled lesson day forfeit the lesson cost. Regular lesson attendance and daily practice = happy students who keep playing. Online lessons provide more time and safety for you during from Coronavirus. Lessons will resume at the piano studio when it is safe.
  • Lesson Tuition - Each student pays a flat lesson tuition fee per month. Student's materials and contest fees are extra. Invoices are emailed the first of each month and can be viewed through the Parent/Student Portal. Payment is due the 15th of the month. Try it now!                                                                    

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."

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.