Welcome to Small Town Music Lessons! :) My name is Kristin Phillips. It is a privilege to meet every family, and I hope you'll give me the opportunity to be your piano, voice, or music theory teacher in the months and years ahead. Feel free to contact me with any questions, and let me know if you'd like to set up a free interview to see the studio & discuss the future of music lessons for your family.
On this page, you'll find an outline of the studio features, a list of materials you'll receive upon signing up, and a few fantastic links to get you started. Each student uses a wide range of materials and resources to enjoy a thorough, interactive, and motivating lesson/practice experience. All students must signup for weekly, formal, private piano & music theory lessons. Formal voice lessons are available (upon request) when students are able to play the vocal exercises fluently on the piano.
Group classes, studio fun events, and recitals occur throughout the year. Students signup for the special events through the calendar in their secure account, where they will also find helpful documents, a lending library of available music books, updated posts for studio eyes only, practice logs for tracking progress, billing information and invoices, a list of all future lessons, openings in the schedule for makeup lessons, studio policies & updates, music coloring pages, and much more. Your account (following confirmation of your registration & an arranged consultation time) can be accessed at... http://www.smalltownmusiclessons.com/Login-to-My-Account
One of my goals is to build a community of friendship & interaction between studio families. Whether we're enjoying a performance in the studio, or at a local retirement center, or as part of a large studio-wide function of fun and performances at a local church or community center, I hope you'll make Small Town Music Lessons a place to enjoy learning and to experience steady progress surrounded by a tremendous group of amazing families and fellow musicians. On Facebook, I host a private group designed for sharing photos, stories, announcements, incentives, and much more. Joining requires approval, but feel free to request access now - and after we have met & established a lesson schedule, I'll make sure to get you started there too... https://www.facebook.com/groups/smalltownmusiclessons/
As a 21st century music studio, I work hard to create an interactive, technologically supported environment. I was trained classically in piano & voice, and believe that rigid approach should never be abandoned, but it can be enhanced. Students have the opportunity to compose songs/pieces, and either notate their creations by hand using manuscript notation paper or playing on the full-sized MIDI keyboard connected to the studio iPad. See your music come alive on the page as you play! If your family uses smartphones or tablets of any kind at home, please let me know. I have lists of apps specifically designed to interest & teach students of every level, the skills they need in order to accelerate the learning process using all the senses. One of the amazing apps available for the iPad is called "Piano Maestro", created by JoyTunes. During your time as a student of Small Town Music Lessons, you'll have unlimited, free access to this app. You'll need to see the app to believe it - truly spectacular! :) More information can be found at... https://www.joytunes.com/
I hope to someday hire an excited, dedicated full staff who feel as I do, to grow this studio and give the best music education we possibly can to as many students as possible. My main passion is in the teaching studio... engaging my students in their craft, encouraging musical exploration, and guiding their technical abilities as they discover how wonderful it is to play and sing the music they love. I hope we can meet soon.
Testimonials Available = https://smalltownmusiclessons.wordpress.com/testimonial/
I often receive the following questions from families searching for a music teacher... and both will be answered on this page - details that are the result of over 12 years of experience teaching hundreds of students to become confident, happy, and skilled musicians. Private Lessons (40 minutes) are available weekly.
- Do you have any openings in the schedule? - usually, but there is a waiting list for most times.
- How much are lessons? - more info can be found on other pages.
- Do I have to have a piano or is a keyboard okay? - yes... pianos are best, as long as everything works well and it is kept in tune - keyboards are adequate if they have all 88 keys, and you have a bench at the proper height & music stand to hold your books.
Consultation/Interview (FREE = no commitment required) for lessons at the Main Location...
- Please fill out - Request Lessons Link
- I'll contact you and we will set up a mutually perfect time for a sample, short piano lesson to assess the student's readiness & answer questions.
- After a successful interview, an official weekly lesson time will be added to the calendar and you will receive an access code via email for your secure account - registration & the first month's fees will be due at least 3 days before your first lesson (which will be scheduled at least one week out from the interview, to allow me to gather all necessary materials and setup your account). You'll risk your studio spot if any of this process is delayed.