Welcome! The Sharon Renkes Piano Studio has been successfully growing Music Makers in the greater Columbus, Ohio area since 1987. Private piano lessons are offered for beginning through early advanced level students, ages 5 - adult. New students begin their lessons as soon as openings are available in the teaching schedule. September through May lessons are once per week, at a set day and time, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Summer lessons use flexible scheduling to allow for camps, vacations and family activities. Specific teaching material is chosen for each student and individual lesson plans are developed.
All music instruction takes place in the piano teacher's personal home studio located in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. The studio's learning atmosphere is calm and positive, with lesson content focused on each student's individual learning styles, needs and goals using digital and acoustic pianos, rhythm instruments, music themed games, solo and ensemble playing, singing and body movement.
Students are exposed to a variety of repertoire and music styles, theory, ear training, music history, beginning composition and improvisation, along with performance opportunities for sharing music with the studio family and in the community. The curriculum is designed to introduce each student to the world of music past and present, develop appreciation for music and artistic skills, learn to play the piano expressively and to read music fluently.
It is expected that students will have an acoustic piano, tuned and in good working condition, or a digital piano with 88 full sized weighted keys, attached legs or an X-stand, pedal and bench in their homes for daily practice. Practice requirements will vary according to the student's age and skill level.
Visit the studio webpages for more information about these topics: Meet Sharon & E-mail the Teacher, Tuition & Fees, Lessons for Kids & Adults, Piano Holidays & Weekly Teaching Schedule, Studio Policies for Attendance, Missed Lessons & Payment, Music Sharing, Pianos vs. Keyboards and Keys for Success.
PLEASE NOTE: Sharon Renkes (the teacher) reserves the right to photograph students during all studio activities. Such photographs, become the property of the Sharon Renkes Piano Studio and will be used, with parental permission, at the discretion of the teacher for studio purposes only.