Last Frontier Piano Studio
Soldotna, AK
Creative Arts
Weathers, Mark
(907) 420-4559
Per Lesson
1x Per Week
LESSON DESCRIPTION: Last Frontier Piano Studio offers piano lessons for Beginners to Early Advanced levels. Our focus is on classical repertoire and Russian Piano Technique, with a well-rounded approach that includes other genres such as jazz, blues, movie themes, contemporary pedagogical repertoire, hymns, and ragtime. We primarily offer lessons at our home studio in Soldotna, as well as through Zoom and limited slots for in-home traveling lessons for the Southern Peninsula area only. Our In-Home Saturday lessons are available in Ninilchik, Anchor Point, and Homer only. Our curriculum includes note reading, music vocabulary/language, major/minor finger patterns, intervallic reading, memorization, rote playing, all forms of piano technique, chord structure and harmonization, music history, pedal technique, pattern recognition, music theory (beginner to college prep), ear training, and transposing. We hold recitals twice a year in February and May at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Students are also expected to perform at Fall Piano Adjudication in November, and National Federation of Music: Spring Festival for Performance and Theory Testing. Materials will be selected based on the student's interests, learning styles, and overall goals. During the formal interview process, we'll discuss which materials to use. Examples of Curriculums might include Alfred Premier Piano Course, Piano Adventures, Piano Safari, and Tales of a Musical Journey. Students will also have access to our lending library, which includes Royal Conservatory, Hanon Czerny Etudes, Piano Adventures Supplemental Sources (Disney, Jazz, Popular, Hymn), Keith Snell Piano Repertoire (Classical), Bastien Piano Literature, and many more! Our lesson durations are 30 minutes for beginners, 45 minutes for intermediate students, and 60 minutes for advanced students. Intermediate and advanced students will also study the four time periods, including baroque, romantic, 20th century, and classical time periods, as well as theory, scales, and technical etudes.