Setting Lesson Details
Margaret teaches lessons out of her St. Louis Park home studio, which is designed with the learner in mind. Students have the opportunity on a weekly basis to play or be accompanied by the baby grand piano, and parents and families can relax in the waiting room while still being able to hear the lesson itself.
For the siblings of the student, there are quiet toys to play with while waiting, and for the readers, there are plenty of magazines to keep entertained and educated.
The Reid Studio offers piano and voice lessons to beginning and intermediate students of all ages. All students have different strengths and areas to improve, and Margaret takes those into account while working with them. Skills such as ear training, sight reading, and agility are part of all lessons, as they are fundamental to becoming a solid musician!
Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes, with the longer lessons offered to more experienced students or students enrolled in both piano and voice instruction. Lessons are weekly, and the Reid Studio holds two recitals a year, one in the winter and one in the late spring. Though the recitals are not required, Margaret recommends that all students participate! Aside from being fun, the recitals provide a solid goal toward which to strive and prepare students for all sorts of other exciting challenges down the road.
COVID-!9 setup: Lessons have been completely virtual since March of 2020 due to the pandemic. All lessons and recitals will continue to be virtual until the health risks from covid-19 have been mitigated. Upon eventual return to in-person lessons, there will be new safety protocols to keep everyone healthy.
Piano students must have either a real piano or an 88-key digital piano with fully-weighted keys and a pedal. Please contact Margaret if you have questions about this or anything else!