Scheduling for Lessons

If you are interested in signing up for piano lessons, I typically teach on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 pm. The days and times are subject to change periodically. If you are looking for piano lessons on a different day than this, please contact me to inquire about other openings. You can reach me at 504-944-9720. Thank you!

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Our December 2016 Recital

This December, we held our holiday recital at the Woodmont Country Clubhouse in Temple Terrace. All the students did such an excellent job–I was very proud! Among the pieces performed were holiday classics like Deck the Halls and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Other pieces included “Linus and Lucy” (the theme from Charlie Brown) and “All of Me” by the Piano Guys. We enjoyed cake, cookies and lemonade after the recital, and there was a chance for all the families to visit. Here’s to another enjoyable recital! We hope to organize a more casual spring concert in April.

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Now Accepting Students in Zephyrhills, Dade City

I am now accepting students in Zephyrhills, Dade City, and St. Leo! If you are excited to begin piano lessons and you live in this area, please contact me for available lesson times.

Some age groups I love to teach:

  • Adult students–we can explore any genre of music you are interested in, from 60s and 70s rock, to folk music, to Broadway tunes! I teach from the Alfred Adult lesson book, provide a solid theory curriculum, and strive to tailor my lessons to each adult’s tastes.
  • Grade school students–this is an excellent time to start lessons. We learn exciting songs, work from a theory curriculum, and use musical games and rewards to make lessons fun and educational.
  • Middle school/high school students–as student get older, they become more individual, and their musical preferences change too. To go along with this, I am happy to teach rock, pop, movie soundtracks, video game soundtracks, and any other genre each student prefers. I work from a lesson book and theory book as well to keep the lessons educationally grounded. My middle school and high school students have a lot of fun exploring their new musical tastes!

If these teaching styles match what you are looking for, please contact me at 504-944-9720 or stephaniemartinpianist@yahoo.com. Have a wonderful day!

Studio Reviews

Read what people are saying about the studio.

 

“Stephanie is a wonderful instructor who has a great way of connecting with the kids and making her classes both instructional and fun. My children have been learning piano with Stephanie for over a year now and they are thoroughly enjoying it. I highly recommend Stephanie for anyone who is looking for a well rounded piano experience, both theory and practice.”

-Ingo I.

 

“Stephanie is very professional, patient and knowledgeable! My daughter loves having her as her piano teacher.”

-Ritu M.

 

“We love that she can come to our home! And she does a great job tuning in to each one of my kids individually…their learning styles and tastes, etc.. She is very kind and encouraging. Would highly recommend her!”

-Amy E.

 

“She is great teacher, very professional and kind, my daughter love her and enjoy every class.”

-Lina V.

 

“Stephanie Martin has taught our daughter piano for almost two years now. My daughter has provided me with the following feedback when asked what do you like about taking lessons from Stephanie: ‘She provides easy to understand step-by-step instructions, provides in-depth reviews/clear directions, makes me feel comfortable, and is always joyful and happy.’ We’ve seen incredible strides in our daughter’s musical abilities thanks to Stephanie. Stephanie Martin is a true musical professional and talent. We are very pleased with her services and dedication she provides our daughter. Stephanie provides a premium service, instructions, and is a model teacher. If all musical instructors were like Stephanie, we would have more kids embracing both music and piano.”

-Jason S.

June Recital a Success

We completed our June recital a few weeks ago–every student did a beautiful job! I am so proud of their hard work and determination. A few highlights were “The Swan” by Saint-Saens, “Allentown” by Billy Joel, and “Knecht Rupert” by Schumann. All of my students have grown so much musically this school year; it was wonderful to see their efforts pay off! We held the recital at the Alafia Village assisted living center in Brandon, FL. The residents and families alike enjoyed cake and lemonade after the performance. Here’s to another school year completed! Below is our group of students.

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June Recital Coming Up

I am excited to hear my students perform in their second recital of the year, our June recital. It will be held on June 11, at a nursing home. We have nearly 20 students performing in this event! The program will include works by:

  • Schumann
  • Saint-Saens
  • Handel
  • Billy Joel

And many others. I am so proud of everyone’s hard work! It should be an enjoyable experience for the residents and performers.

Recital Fun

Last December, we performed a Christmas recital at an assisted living center in Brandon. It was an enjoyable experience for everyone, including the residents! Here is the group of students who performed.

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My students played an array of Christmas songs that were really enjoyable. We had a small group for this recital. However, the program for our upcoming spring recital includes around 25 students! My students are getting excited as they prepare some special pieces to share. I am so proud of their hard work and willingness to share their music with others!

Piano Lessons for Adults

In the spectrum of students I have taught, my adult students have been some of my favorites! Piano lessons for adults are a bit different from children’s lessons, both because of maturity level and motivation. Because my adult students usually have a specific idea of what they’d like to get out of their lessons, my curriculum for them is flexible, and is based on their interests. Here is a general idea of some of the concepts I can include in piano lessons for adults.

Each lesson follows this general format:

-One or more songs from a trusted method book, such as Alfred or Bastien

-Exercises to increase dexterity and speed, such as Hanon or Czerny exercises

-Piano scale and chord progression, appropriate to student’s skill level

-A supplemental song that the student requests (pop, rock, etc.)

-1-2 pages of theory work, if needed

-Sight reading

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at stephaniemartinpianist@yahoo.com or 504-944-9720.