Students Four and up are welcome to take piano lessons. Beginners learn how to read music fluently and develop correct technique during piano lessons, while intermediate and advanced students expand their technical skills and repertoire, learning everything from classical to popular music and begin to better understand how music is structured so they can read a piece increasingly more quickly.
All lessons are recorded and sent to students within 24 hours so students and parents can see how they are improving each week and remember assignments
Young children are encouraged to engage in create exploration on the piano using teacher structured improvisation, music theory games and very simple songwriting exercises
Each week beginning students are invited to select songs from given choices relating to the topic they learned in class. This allows a sense of independence and control for students who are not advanced enough to work outside of a lesson book.
More advanced students are invited to choose their own repertoire for lessons in addition to provided music theory and technical books
Strong emphasis is placed on music theory skills and sightreading which help students become more fluent, independent piano players. Music is like learning to read a foreign language at first! Practice makes perfect.
Students are taught about the lives and writing styles of various composers alongside the music they learn and invited to watch video performances of their compositions.
For small group lessons (2-3 people of the same level and age)
30 min: 90 a month
60 min: 160 a month
We have designated makeup Days at the end of each month on the 29-31.
PAY AS YOU GO RATES
30 minutes: 32 dollars per lesson
45 minutes: 48 dollars per lesson
60 minutes: 64 dollars per lesson
In 2007, I began my degree in vocal performance at the world renowned Westminster Choir College music conservatory. What followed was an intensive four year “music boot camp” of sorts during which I decided I wanted to work towards my masters in music therapy, and help others using my craft. I graduated in 2011, summa cum laude from the honors program and began my creative arts therapy master’s degree shortly there-after at Drexel University, where I practiced music therapy with various populations in need including elderly adults, teens, and of course, young children. In 2013 I began teaching music privately and have since taught hundreds of students looking to improve their musical skills in the Downingtown area. We have since performed throughout Chester county at local venues like musical festivals and farmers markets, and DoRayMi lessons has been voted the best in Downingtown two years in a row.
Rosalind is very detailed and professional in her class delivery. My son has been in and out of piano lessons with different teachers without much progress but she has hooked him to piano and we surely see him working towards it on his own. So kudos to her to inculcate this interest in him and would highly recommend her for hesitant parents trying to hire a piano tutor.
19:16 25 Aug 17
Rosalind was great with my daughter. She made sure my daughter understood the fundamentals of voice instruction and still made it fun. Her communication was very good and we got weekly clips of her lessons so we could practice more at home.
20:09 23 Aug 17
Rosalind is a fantastic teacher. When I started taking Vocal lessons, I had no experience in singing whatsoever. After the first 6 months she had me singing and playing the guitar in front of close to 100 people. She provides opportunities to reach your goals and dreams. I highly recommend using her services if you want to progress in music. One of the best decisions I have ever made.
14:50 07 Jun 17
Rosalind is a talented and inspiring teacher. She tailored her instructions to my needs, abilities, and wants as a beginning piano student. I'm so happy with the progress I've made with her. She's so knowledgeable and I highly recommend her. Thanks Rosalind!
23:43 06 Jun 17
Rosalind is a 5-star teacher! Besides being so talented herself, she is patient & also fun to work with. The knowledge she brings to her craft is priceless. Highly recommend!
15:38 02 May 16
Rosalind is a great instructor, and great to be around!
01:40 20 Apr 16
Rosalind is an excellent teacher!! Incredibly knowledgable about music in its technicality, she is genuinely interested in advancing your musical abilities. She adapts the curriculum to your needs and presents creative, unique approaches to learning. I would recommend her to anyone who aspires to improve their vocal, piano, or guitar skills.
In 2007, I began my degree in vocal performance at the world renowned Westminster Choir College music conservatory. What followed was an intensive four year “music boot camp” of sorts during which I decided I wanted to work towards my masters in music therapy, and help others using my craft. I graduated in 2011, summa cum laude from the honors program and began my creative arts therapy master’s degree shortly there-after at Drexel University, where I practiced music therapy with various populations in need including elderly adults, teens, and of course, young children. My experiences working at the Philadelphia Family Court with parents and children were especially rewarding to me, and compelled me to find other opportunities to do similar work, which is why I am hosting this class!