Welcome To A New School Year
at The Lark’s Nest Music Studio!
Registration is Open Now
for the Academic Year
September 15, 2020 - June 17, 2021
Live Virtual Instruction with Carol Banach, Musician and Music Educator
with 35+ years of teaching experience.
What's NEW This Year?
Enrolled students will be introduced to our Virtual Music Studio.
In fact, there will be a separate Virtual Music Studio page created for each level!
Following the numbers is a great way to do daily practice time.
START with clicking on the piano for the Warm-Up!
Warm Up - Click on the piano to warm up each time you play the piano! There may be a special warm up for the whole studio or a specific one for each level.
TNT - Weekly music fundamentals in technic n theory. Designed to ignite a student's interest in building these superpowers in rhythm fun. Props or instruments may be needed, smiles and stamina too!
WOW - Wild outstanding worksheets to grab students’ attention. It might be a page out of the student book, composing a piece or learning how to improvise, a coloring note-reading sheet, or even a listening escape game!
New Music - Click on the TV to hear their teacher playing new repertoire for each level. Students can play along and also hear music from other levels that may pique their interest. The Music Library will be open and easily accessible, chock-full of supplemental repertoire and resources that students will love searching through, just like a real library!
'We're In This Together' - Building community and connection is more important now than ever.
This is one reason Carol is simply loving the opportunity that online group classes offer during these times of distance learning. Many students thrive and are inspired by their peers in a group setting. However, private lessons may be better suited for some students. Each student's individual learning needs are important and they will be respected and supported to the best of our music family's abilities!
To foster community and connection, students are invited to share videos, pictures, worksheets of their music-making and learning successes by clicking the link and uploading to the studio folder. These accomplishments will be shared at recital time!
Students collaborate in creating a Virtual Concert Hall for the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, adding music recordings, art, compositions, etc. of their own, if they so choose. They may even enjoy creating their own 'bitmoji' to interact with others in the Concert Hall.
Students can email their video recordings to Carol, which are added either only in the Concert Hall Gallery or
also added to a YouTube playlist (unlisted and only available to students) for Music Studio families to enjoy.
Pictures, artwork, compositions, and completed worksheets fill the Concert Hall Gallery frames.
Everyone loves participating in this creative endeavor!
Here is our Halloween Concert Hall!
Students may take advantage of this wealth of resources in the Virtual Music Studio at any time and as often as they would enjoy during the week. Or not at all, as it is not a requirement. However, making a discipline of playing the piano daily ensures even greater success! Plus the material will also be reinforced in the weekly lesson or class.
Ready to Enroll?
Registration Dates & Deadlines
September 1st - Open Enrollment for The Lark’s Nest Music Studio
September 11th - Deadline to Pay September Tuition
September 15th - Lessons/Classes begin!
Open enrollment throughout the year
New Students - The first step is to share a bit about yourself and express your interest in enrollment
via email to Carol at . After our initial correspondence, we will schedule a
Meet The Teacher Zoom visit or a visit to a Piano Class session and determine if The Lark's Nest Music Studio is a good fit for you!
If you have not received a reply in 24 hours, please check your spam folder or re-send your request.
All Students - Complete these 4 steps:
Read thoroughly as some policies have changed due to this completely virtual platform. Continue scrolling to the bottom and be sure to sign your name!
3. Check the Studio Schedule for open classes or lesson times.
As of 4/24/21, here are the open times:
11:00 AM Rimsky-Korsakoffee Hour - Coffee-hour and group piano class for adults - open enrollment
11:00 AM Piano Party! for Preschoolers - new class starting in June!
Tuition is due in full upon enrollment and no later than 5 days prior to the first day of lessons/classes.
$140 for each month - September-June; or $700 1/2-Year payment; or $1400 for a Full-Year payment.
Tuition is prorated if you enroll mid-month.
Receipt of your payment completes your registration and reserves your placement at The Lark’s Nest Music Studio.
Do you ever wonder what your tuition payments cover? Here is an interesting and detailed explanation!
Once these four steps for enrollment have been completed:
your lesson or class time will be added to the Studio Schedule
you will receive a Studio Calendar including holidays and all-studio special events
you will receive a list of how to prepare for your first lesson or class.
Thank you for joining The Lark's Nest Music Studio Family
and helping to keep the music arts alive!