Lesson packages and services

New! Adult flex package

Let's face it, you're busy, and committing to weekly lessons stresses you out! As a student myself, I relate to the unique needs of adult students and created this package with you in mind.

Includes:

  • A package of 10, 15, or 30 lessons
  • Flexible scheduling! No more worrying about wasting your money or coming to lessons unprepared, because you can schedule your lessons when it works for you
  • A creative, harmony-based approach to learning piano
  • Choose from different learning streams, including: playing pop, blues, and/or Classical music, composing, improvising, accompanying, and/or music reading
  • The freedom to just sit down and play!

Requires:

  • Piano at home
  • 12 month commitment
  • Tuition up front

new! 5 day piano crash course

Includes:

  • 10 hours of instruction spread over 5 days
  • Learn the basics of harmony, including scales and chords, in contemporary styles
  • Explore your unique musical voice through improvisation
  • Learn your choice of favorite pieces, including Happy Birthday, Amazing Grace, Let It Be, Clocks by Coldplay, and Fur Elise
  • Crack the mystery "code" of music notation

Requires:

  • No piano required
  • 1 week commitment
  • Tuition up front

*Note: This package is only available at select times of the year. Click the "Book Your Free Trial" button to find out more!

standard package

Looking to enroll your elementary or junior-high child in lessons for the first time? This package is for you!

Includes:

  • Weekly 45-minute private piano lessons
  • Monthly group music lessons
  • 3 recitals a year
  • Annual piano progress report
  • 10% family discount

Requires:

  • Piano at home
  • 1 term commitment (fall-spring or summer)

Premium package

Are you an older beginner? The parent of a child who just loves piano? A student who feels rushed by a 45-min lesson and needs some scheduling flexibility? If so, this package is designed with your needs in mind!

Includes:

  • Weekly 60-minute private piano lessons
  • Monthly group music lessons
  • 3 recitals a year
  • Annual piano progress report
  • Make-up lesson times
  • 10% family discount

Requires:

  • Piano at home
  • 1 term commitment (fall-spring or summer)

Preschool package

Do you have an active preschooler who just loves to move to music? Introduce your child to the joys of piano with WunderKeys or Piano Safari!

Includes:

  • Weekly 30-minute private piano lessons
  • 3 recitals a year

Requires:

  • Piano at home
  • 1 term commitment (fall-spring or summer)

Partner piano package

Includes:

  • Weekly 60-minute partner lessons
  • Monthly group music lessons
  • The opportunity to learn piano with a friend!
  • Biannual recitals
  • Annual piano progress reports

Requires:

  • A friend! In order to provide an optimum learning experience, children who enroll in partner lessons together should be a similar age and level. 
  • Piano at home
  • 1 year commitment (fall to spring)

Theory package

  • One-on-one or group instruction to music students of any instrument
  • Examination prep for RCM theory, history, and harmony exams up to Level 10
  • Commitment based on course completion

Programs tailored to you

WunderKeys - ages 3-5

Who knew piano lessons could be this fun? WunderKeys is an introductory program designed with the developmental needs of your preschooler in mind. Unlike the group music classes which are usually offered for three- and four-year-olds, WunderKeys' one-on-one format allows me to tailor lessons individually to your child. The early musical experiences that WunderKeys provides will help your child develop in every area of his or her life - socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and creatively!

Lesson packages recommended for WunderKeys students:

  • Preschool Package: weekly 30 min lessons

PianoSafari - ages 5-12

Your child's creativity will shine with PianoSafari, a unique, evidence-based program which provides children the immediate gratification of playing fun, exciting music from the very first lesson. In contrast to traditional beginner methods which focus on note reading exclusively, PianoSafari's blend of note with rote learning frees your child to explore improvisation, technique, and artistry.

To learn more, check out the PianoSafari website.

Lesson packages recommended for Piano Safari students:

  • Standard Package: weekly 45-min lessons
  • Premium Package: weekly 60-min lessons
  • Partner Piano Package: weekly 45- or 60-min lessons
  • Preschool Package: weekly 30-min lessons

Royal Conservatory - ages 8 
    to adult

The Royal Conservatory of Music has been committed to excellence in musical education since 1886. Respected around the world for its standardized examination system and for its curriculum of repertoire, technique, sight reading, ear training, and theory, RCM provides students with a solid Classical foundation alongside valuable performance opportunities. In Alberta, students who complete Level 5-8 Piano and Theory are awarded up to 15 high school credits.

Find out more by visiting RCM's website.

Lesson packages recommended for RCM students:

  • Premium Package: weekly 60-min lessons
  • Adult Flex Package: 10, 15, or 30 lessons, flexibly scheduled

Conservatory Canada - Ages 
    8 to adult

Conservatory Canada is emerging as a dynamic option for students who wish to pursue non-Classical piano. Its Contemporary Idioms series allows students to explore music of any genre while developing skills in arrangement, improvisation, and harmonization within a graded examination system. As with RCM, students who complete Levels 6-8 Piano and Levels 2-4 Theory are awarded up to 15 high school credits.

Learn more about Conservatory Canada and its Contemporary Idioms series by visiting their website.

Lesson packages recommended for Conservatory Canada students:

  • Standard Package: weekly 45-min lessons
  • Premium Package: weekly 60-min lessons
  • Partner Piano Package: weekly 45- or 60-min lessons
  • Adult Flex Package: 10, 15, or 30 lessons, flexibly scheduled

Adult 
programs

Whether you are a teenager who is just starting out or an adult returning to the piano after many years, I will work with you to develop a course of study that meets your goals. Experience the joys of creating your own music through improvisation and composition, learn how to harmonize your favorite tunes, develop an understanding of how music works, and more!

Lesson packages recommended for teen and adult students:

  • Adult Flex Package: Schedule lessons when it works for you! Ideal for the working adult, active retiree, and busy high schooler.
  • 5 Day Piano Crash Course: Spend an intensive week immersed in piano. Perfect for adults on a holiday or music professionals who want to master the basics of piano!
  • Premium Package: Come for a weekly hour-long lesson! If you have a consistent schedule and enjoy having the regular input that weekly lessons provide, then this is the package for you!

For more information on lesson packages, scroll to the heading "Lesson Packages and Services".


Note: To receive a fees estimate please email me at info@fortepianostudio.ca, or simply push the "Book your free trial now" button below.