Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about piano lessons

Here you can find some frequently asked questions about piano lessons and the piano in general. In case a question remains unanswered, please contact me here.

Time and Location

During the regular school year from September to June I offer lessons for semester subsription and individual private lessons on the following days:

  • Tuesday morning 9:30 – 12:30

  • Wednesday afternoon 14:00 – 18:00

  • Friday afternoon 14:00 – 18:00

  • Saturday morning 9:30 – 12:30 (individual private lessons only)

There are no lessons on public holidays and during all Viennese school holidays (Christmas, semester break, Easter, Whitsuntide, Summer).


During the months of July and August lesson times for summer subscriptions will be distributed individually.

Piano lessons take place in my private studio at Seidengasse 44/18, 1070 Vienna.

In a nicely decorated room with a pleasant and cozy atmosphere we have a beautiful Yamaha C7 grand piano with new strings and new Bechstein hammers at our disposal. With a considerable length of 220 cm it offers outstanding sound, an impressive bass, unparalleled dynamic range and allows for a wide range of expressive possibilities and subtle playing that meets the highest demands.

At the present time my teaching schedule is fully booked therefore I’m not able to come teach at your home. If something opens up an additional fee of € 20,- will be charged for a house call.

You can choose your weekly lesson duration between 30 min, 50 min or 2 x 30 min.

Adults should generally choose 50 minutes, for children 30 minutes can be a good choice especially for beginners or smaller children. When making good progress or when they are more intermediate/advanced younger students I recommend 50 minutes or 30 minutes twice a week.

Teaching materials

Be sure to bring all the music books, sheet music, lead sheets etc… that you’re currently working on or that you’re interested in. Like this we can establish a seamless continuation from your previous lessons and you get an idea of my teaching methods.

You do not need to buy anything for the first lesson, if necessary I’ll recommend a suitable piano method book for each student individually. To save you time and research, I always offer to buy the necessary materials at a local music store and then pass them on for the same price.

In general, every student who also learns reading music from books requires between 2 and 4 books per year. The costs are not included in the price for piano lessons, but with about 15-25 Euros per book they are not terribly expensive.

Questions about the instrument

Your piano should be tuned at least once a year, better even twice a year. A piano’s tuning stability is especially affected by changes in humidity and temperature. By keeping your piano in tune you not only refine your hearing, but also extend the life of your instrument.

General Questions

I’m offering a trial lesson to get to know each other. It costs € 20,- and lasts about 50 minutes. In this first piano lesson you can get an idea about my teaching methods, we’ll find out your current level, work on current pieces or try to find out personal preferences and interests.

If you decide on a semester subscription, the trial lesson will be credited to the tuition fee.

Piano lessons are available as individual private lessons for € 30,- (30 min) or € 45,- (50 min) charged by the unit.

For a semester subscription the cost for a minimum of 16 lessons is € 375,- (30 min/week) and € 575,- (50 min per week or 2 x 30 min/week).

You can also book a trial lesson, which costs € 20,- (50 min). This amount will be credited when enrolling for at least a whole semester.

A list of costs can be found here.

I offer average prices in Vienna, which means that depending on the training and experience of a piano teacher, you sometimes pay a little more or less. I have completed two instrumental pedagogical studies at the Music University of Vienna and are constantly taking part in further music pedagogical trainings to broaden my horizons and to get to know new developments in piano pedagogy.

For children

A semester subscription is often the basis for successful instrumental lessons due to its commitment and continuity. This is especially important for beginners of all ages.

Due to its continuity and regularity piano playing is more easily integrated in the school life of children who nowadays are already juggling multiple extracurricular activities. The piano lessons are built up from week to week and are tailored to individual learning tempo while building step by step the stations of your personal musical journey.

For adults

A semester subscription is often the basis for successful instrumental lessons due to its commitment and continuity. This is especially important for beginners of all ages.

The piano lessons are built up from week to week and are tailored to individual learning tempo while building step by step the stations of your personal musical journey. Due to its continuity and regularity piano playing is more easily integrated in the everyday life of adults, for whom it is usually a huge challenge to juggle work and/or family next to other activities such as music.

Those who set their priorities, however, will have more joy and success in the long term and weekly lessons support this goal enormously.

Cancellation

In general no makeup lessons will be given If I have to cancel your piano lesson as part of a semester subscription, but I guarantee a minimum of 16 units per semester. A semester consists of 17-18 units on average, which would allow me to cancel 1-2 times due to illness or an artistic engagement. If you don’t reach your minimum of 16 lessons because of my cancellation, the missing units will be made up or credited.

Individual private lessons, trial lessons as well as the units of a summer subscription are generally made up when cancelled by me. You can also read about the cancellation policy of piano lessons in my studio policy.

It is not possible to reschedule your piano lesson when you have booked and reserved your spot for a whole semester (= semester subscription). If you miss your lesson for any reason whatsoever it will not be refunded.

For individual private lessons, trial lessons and summer subscriptions it is generally possible to reschedule. In this case please give notice at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise the unit will expire and must be paid.

Because I teach a lot and I’m also an active musician I do not have the capacity to reschedule someone’s lesson to a different time slot. For this reason, even in case of sudden illness or cancellation the day before, there is no refund possible. Please also read my studio policy for more information.

Whether you have to cancel because of sickness, a private/professional/school commitment, because of holidays or any other reason, if you have to cancel a piano lesson that’s part of a semester subscription it cannot be made up, credited or refunded.

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