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EUPHONIC STUDIO PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Private music lessons on piano, violin, guitar, bass, and banjo – call now to arrange a free, no-obligation evaluation lesson – 319.895.8002

Euphonic Studio Private Music Lessons with Bill Niemi, Hall of Fame inductee

Our goal is to provide expert private music lessons in a spacious, clean environment at fair prices. A common side effect of learning music at Euphonic Studio is FUN!

Our goal is to provide expert private music lessons in a spacious, clean environment at fair prices. A common side effect of learning music at Euphonic Studio is FUN!

In my lifetime of music study and performance, my music teachers have been a critical factor in my musical development and I have been fulfilling this role for others since 1968. I strive to help my students develop their skills in playing,  understanding, and appreciation of music with the aim of enriching their lives. My goal is to help students discover and exploit their talents on their instrument as well as develop their understanding and appreciation of music of all genres. You will learn to hear music better by learning to play it!

I enjoy giving lessons to students of all ages. I have taught child students as young as 5 (which was my age when I started piano). I have also had beginner students who decided to learn music in retirement at age 65. No matter what age you are, I will connect with you and you will take something away from every lesson.  I work to make sure that your lessons avoid becoming a tedious chore.  I want you to have a blast learning your instrument!

Parents are encouraged to audit their children’s lessons. There is a comfortable area attached to the studio where you can observe the lesson unobtrusively or just put your feet up and relax. Our lounge area is pictured below.
If you live in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area and are interested in music lessons, please call me (319) 895-8002 . Our studio is in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

If you come a bit early, you can relax in our lounge, read, or use our wi-fi. This is also a great place to audit your child's lessons.

If you come a bit early, you can relax in our lounge, read, or use our wi-fi. This is also a great place to audit your child’s lessons.

What to expect from me

As a lifelong musician with an additional career as an electrical engineer, I apply both of those experiences to your lessons. I will draw on years of experience studying, performing, and teaching music to help you get the best value from the books and materials we use. I will also apply scientific and business approaches to organize your study to help you progress faster and avoid wasting your time.

I will make a very concerted effort to pace your lessons so that you have the right amount of work for your skill level and your available practice time.  Sometimes I will assign extra work in case you “get” the rest of your lesson very easily.  No sense in waiting an entire week to make progress!

What I expect from you

I’d like you to take your music studies seriously enough to spend some time doing your homework. How much time? That depends on a lot of individual factors. As a general rule 30 minutes of practice a day is about the baseline. I’ve gone extended periods (months and months) practicing on either piano or violin for 4 hours a day… but most people probably don’t have time to do that. Besides, it gets tiresome. So if you can find 30 minutes I’d be happy with that as long as you are happy with your progress.

When you practice you need to focus on what you’re doing. If you can learn to focus and spend 30 minutes a day with your music, it would be very unusual for you to fail to make progress. If you are making progress, you will want to continue and I will feel highly motivated to help you!

During your lesson, I will write down your assignment, possibly some additional exercises,  and any suggestions I have to help you to play better.  You must practice your assigned lesson and try to implement my suggestions if you want to improve.  If you object to your assignment, I’ll be happy to discuss it with you.  If you ignore your assignment, not so much.

If I think you need to work harder, I’ll let you know, since that’s my job.

Lesson policies … please see the Policies and Fees page.

 

Bill Niemi, instructor
Euphonic Studio Music Lessons
Mount Vernon, Iowa
Mount Vernon, Iowa serving Cedar Rapids, Marion, Solon, Mechanicsville, Ely, Springville, Anamosa, Iowa City and surrounding area

For information about music lessons and digital recording at Euphonic Studio, call Bill at 319.895.8002

 

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