For $45, today's deal gets you six weeks of introductory piano lessons (a $75 value), plus materials (a $15 value), at Simple Gifts Studio in Coralville.
With more than 20 years of ivory-tickling experience, Simple Gifts Studio's Marilyn Van Roekel cultivates piano-savvy students with innovative instruction for anyone from 7-year-olds to senior citizens. The Simply Music method, a hands-on, Australian-developed technique that focuses on actual playing time, allows students to bond and connect with the keyboard and its major and minor attributes before delving into music reading.
Through six weekly lessons, students will develop a natural, personal feeling for the piano and learn how to play various musical stylings such as popular tunes, classical compositions, and blues and jazz pieces. Classes are held in small groups with four to seven students per class for maximum chord-creating potential.
Though online reviews for the studio are still growing, student testimonials talk about the success they experienced at Simple Gifts Studio:
- She gives clear instruction, encourages us and requires that we follow directions so we don’t develop any bad habits. Practicing the suggested 15 minutes a day is reasonable and helps us retain the songs in our memory. – Brenda and Bill Baker
- You are playing pieces that are fun from your very first lesson, while the level of complexity is being increased so subtly that you don’t even realize it. – Sally M.
737 13th Ave.
Coralville, Iowa 52241