I took my first piano lessons when I was five years old. I was inspired by my sister-in-law, Darci Brown, who played so beautifully, that I wanted to be just like her. As the years passed, my brother and sister-in-law became friends with a young man in college named Brad Askew. He composed music and played so beautifully, that he too inspired me to keep practicing. These two people were my inspiration- Darci inspired me to start and Brad inspired me to continue. They both passed away in a car accident, along with my brother and two others on June 4th, 2004. Although they are gone, they still inspire me every time I touch a piano. I want to make them proud, and I just know there is a beautiful grand piano in heaven that we will play together someday!
I have taken piano lessons since 2000. Although I am not a master and I am still learning, I am more in love with music now than I ever have been. I am the music director at my church, and serving the Lord through music every Sunday is a privilege and an honor.
I have a passion for music, and I would love to share that with anyone who is willing to learn!
I offer piano lessons in my home in Bellville, Ohio to beginners, preferably kids ages 5 and up.
If you are an adult who would like to take lessons, contact me for details.
Weekly lessons are recommended!
approximately 15 minutes
Recommended for ages 5-7
approximately 30 minutes
Most popular choice
approximately 45 minutes
Recommended for ages 10-13
approximately 1 hour
Good choice for ages 14 and up
Teaching lessons in my home is preferred. My home provides a set area for piano lessons where your children are not distracted. However, if you feel you/your child needs to be taught in your own home, please contact me to discuss the possibility and pricing.
There will be a $10 entrance fee for all new students. The fee includes their book and a welcome package.
(Pricing was updated on September 20th, 2017 and is subject to change)
References are available upon request
Cash is preferred, but checks, PayPal, and credit/debit cards are acceptable
I accept non-refundable payments due by the 7th of each month for the entire month of lessons.
Because of this, there are no cancellation or reschedule fees.
If there is a week you know you will be gone for something like vacation, that week will not be included in the monthly cost for that month.
The key to this will be communication between the two of us as each new month approaches. It’s my job to let you know the total for each month, and your job to let me know if you have a vacation planned!
If you have to cancel or reschedule a lesson, this policy allows you to makeup that lesson at any point in that given month!
Please still give me no less than a 24 hour notice when cancelling/rescheduling when at all possible.
(updated May 2019 and subject to change)