Downtown Piano Works School teaching faculty is dedicated to providing the highest quality music learning experience.
Developing the musicianship of every student is the core of our curriculum. We believe that the piano lesson and the personal qualities gained from that experience - the openness and curiosity essential to creativity, the drive and self-discipline needed for excellence and the empathy necessary for making music - are critical to the achievement of any pursuit; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any experience.
We offer private lessons for ages 5 and above, with any interest (classical, jazz, composing, song writing, etc..), at any level of study. In addition to introducing young students to the piano, we specialize in rejuvenating teens interest in piano and helping adult students achieve a higher level of musicality.
All students are provided with many opportunities to perform in competitive and non competitive events within our own doors, as well as at the county wide and state level. Whether performing in costume at a Halloween Recital, an informal student recital or competing in a Sonatina Festival, participation in these types of events is encouraged, but not required. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in master classes, perform original works in the Maryland State Composers Forum, attend Downtown Piano Works Fine Artist Concert Series and meet with internationally acclaimed musicians.
Downtown Piano Works 2017
– 2018 Calendar
Sept. 7 Thu Fall
Sept. 21 Thu Rosh Hashanah –
Oct. 31 Tue Halloween – school closed (make-up day #1)
Nov. 23-25 Thu - Sat Thanksgiving – school closed
Nov. 27 Mon School Closed – (make-up day #2)
Dec. 22 -31 Fri-Sun Winter Break –
Jan. 1 Mon New Years Day – school
Jan. 2 Tues Winter
Jan. 15 Mon MLK Day – school closed
Feb. 19 Mon Pres. Day –school closed (snow/make-up day
Mar. 30 – Apr.2 Fri –Mon Spring Break – school closed
Apr. 2 Mon (make-up day #4)
Apr. 3 Tue Spring
May 28 Mon Memorial Day – school closed
Jun 29 Fri Last Day of Semester
July 2-3 Mon/Tue (make-up days # 5/6)
Downtown Piano Works adheres to Frederick County Public School Inclement
Weather Policies. If FCPS is closed for snow, Downtown Piano Works will be
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri $490 (14 lessons) Enrollment / tuition due prior to Sept. 7
Sat* $420 (12 lessons)
(10 lessons) Enrollment / tuition due prior to Jan. 2
Tue/ Thu $455 (13
Fri $420 (12 lessons)
Mon $385 (11 lessons) Enrollment / tuition due prior to Apr. 3
/ Thu / Fri $455 (13
Sat* $350 (10 lessons)
Payments made for
the entire year in full by check will receive a 5% discount.
Monday $1163.75 Tuesday /Thursday $1330.00 Friday $1296.75 Saturday $1064.00
Summer classes and individual lessons may be purchased at a rate of $35 a
½ hour if scheduling permits.
*Please note that
Saturday students will not have lessons the last Saturday of each month.
Cancelled lessons will not be credited or refunded, although every effort
for make-ups will be made to reschedule, especially cancelations due to illness.
Make up days are not available for reasons other than inclement weather,
sickness, or teacher absence. Scheduling for these days are based on
availability and must be discussed and planned in advance.
If you have a financial hardship for the 2017-2018 school years and
cannot make payment in full, please email Theresa Shykind at email@example.com.
To discontinue lessons, written notification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . No
refunds will be given for unused lessons within the semester.