Information - Private Piano Lessons

Please note: currently lessons in the home are only available in West Linn and Lake Oswego.


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During the week, the best times to call are mornings and early afternoons, usually before 2:00 pm. After that, JD is usually out teaching until well into the evenings.

Local references are gladly given upon request. You must call however. References are not given out via email.


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About Scheduling Lessons

Lessons in the home are scheduled weekly. It is not possible to schedule a bi-weekly or less frequent lesson in the home due to scheduling difficulties for the alternate week (the week without a lesson). That opening, coupled with the travel time on either side of the lesson, would make it impractical and impossible to manage scheduled times efficiently. Since lessons are scheduled with only the necessary travel time between them, anything other than weekly is not possible.

Lessons can be scheduled less frequently, but they would take place at ThomaStudios in West Linn. Also, prospective students outside of the West Linn or Lake Oswego areas can inquire about lessons at ThomaStudios. Please call or email for more specific information.

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Another Word About Scheduling

One request is asked when you consider scheduling lessons: try to be as flexible as possible. The weekly lesson schedule tends to run more or less the same each week. There are the inevitable changes that occur with everyone, but by and large things stay pretty constant week to week. Occasionally someone will say they can only do a lesson on a certain day and at a certain time, with little or no wiggle room on their end. This can create a situation where scheduling is extemely difficult, and in some cases just not possible nor practical. Each day of the schedule tries to focus on a specific local area to keep travel times between lessons manageable. Please keep this in mind.