Jamie's Piano Club - Instruction for Adults of All Levels of Experience

Jamie's Piano Club - Teaching


Welcome! Here is some information to let you know how the studio operates and to help you decide on the type of lesson you would like to take.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.

Contacting me:

E-mail address: jamieksims@gmail.com
SAME DAY calls: Please call and leave a message if no answer: (804) 355-0414
Please call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Studio Location: Near Carytown, Richmond, VA

Some of the music I assign will usually be available through a link I will give you.
OR from:
Music and Arts (formerly Boykins) at 4701 W. Broad St. (358-1981) and 9728 Midlothian, (272-1197) at the Steinmart Festival, carry a small stock of music, as does Sam Ash on W. Broad. I may get some scores for you at first to ensure the correct editions. It will be necessary for you to purchase music to comply with copyright laws. I will do my best to keep the cost down. Bring in any music you are interested in working on!

We usually have two or three performance opportunities (recitals) per year: one in December, one in February, and one in May. Some of these are casual and in my home, with students playing works in progress. Some are in other venues, always in very appreciative situations, such as nursing homes and assisted living residences. All of them are good learning experiences. No one is required to play, but I think you'll see that our small group is very supportive and encouraging. Feel free to come and just listen.

Having taught piano and composition for many years, I've found that it is important to have a set of guidelines and policies: not only to eliminate misunderstandings in the teacher / student relationship, but to help make me a better and more efficient teacher. I approach students as individuals and attempt to challenge each according to their own unique potential.

Practice Policies:
I realize that everyone is pressed for time. However, sufficient practice is the surest guarantee that you will experience consistent progress in learning the instrument and developing as a musician. In your lessons we will work on efficient practice methods for you to employ at home. Practicing can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day -

Jamie's Piano Club - Teaching
Attendance Policies:
• If you need to cancel a lesson:
  Students must give at least 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a lesson, in order to qualify for a make-up lesson. Make-ups   may be rescheduled during any tuition period that is workable for both of us. Tuition does not carry over to the following month.
• Lessons cancelled WITHIN 24 hours due to illness or emergency will be made up as soon as possible, and these emergency make-up lessons are limited to two per year.
• No–shows will not be made up.
• Please talk to me about special circumstances you know about in advance.

• If I need to cancel a lesson: I will make up the lesson or credit you (your option).

Two Pianos
Monthly tuition is based on weekly lessons, and payment for the month is due at the first lesson of the month. I will give you an invoice the last week of the preceding month. Please be aware that some months will have 4 lessons and some will have 5.

Tuition for lessons taken on a less frequent basis: (i.e. every other week, once a month, etc.) There is a small additional charge ($5 - $15 depending on length and frequency) for these lessons.

Piano / Composition Lesson Rates:
45-minute lesson - $45.00
1-hour lesson - $60.00
1 1/2 hour lesson - $90.00

NOTE: Please let me know if you have any special circumstances. I want to make lessons available to everyone who wants to play.

STUDIO WEBSITE: http://www.jamieksims.com

STUDIO FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/jamiespianoclub


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