Hello! I am a private piano teacher offering lessons out of my home, located in northeast Kitchener.
My studio is open to both children (minimum age 5) and adults, ranging from beginner to intermediate levels.

Registration for Fall 2014 is currently open. 
New students will receive a free trial lesson.

- Carolyn Johnston, BMus, RMT

 

 
 
Lessons
 
Lessons are tailored to meet the musical goals of each student. Preparation for piano and theory exams through the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is available for those individuals interested in pursuing such studies. The option is also available to have less structured lessons and to focus on certain genres of interest. An annual recital will be held each spring. Students may also choose to participate in the KW Kiwanis Festival.
 
Rates
 
Most beginning students will start with one half-hour lesson per week. Students preparing for RCM exams will need to increase their lesson times to 45 or 60 minutes as they progress to higher grades. Biweekly and occasional lessons are also available for students with busy schedules. The following lesson rates will be effective as of Sept. 1st, 2014:
 
  • 30 minutes - $19.00
  • 45 minutes - $28.00
  • 60 minutes - $37.50

  • Schedule

    Lessons are offered on weekdays from Monday to Friday. Several afternoon lessons times are currently available between 3:30-5:00pm. Earlier times may also be booked upon request. Inquiries about a certain time slot can be made by email to lessons@kwpiano.ca


    Benefits of Music Education for Children
     
      • Promotes social interaction and collaboration
      • Helps one to communicate and relate to others
      • Provides a means to explore emotion
      • Develops a sense of self-esteem and achievement
      • Improvement in other academic areas, such as mathematics
     
    Meet the Teacher
     

    I started to study piano at the age of six and progressed through the Royal Conservatory of Music, completing up to Grade 10. As a teenager, I played piano on the worship team at my church. My teaching career started during my last year of high school when I taught several piano students. Afterwards, I chose to continue my studies in music and completed my Honours Bachelor of Music in 2006 at Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2008, I started to teach lessons at my current location. Last year, I was accepted as a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA). I have experience teaching piano to students of various ages, ranging from age 4 to adult.