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Pamela J. Purvis

Wetumpka, AL 36092 (map)

Lessons Offered

Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me

Pamela J. Purvis

Piano Teacher  *  Vocal Coach

Other Areas Offered: Music Theory, Performance, Music Composition/ Song Writing

357 Meadowview Drive, Wetumpka AL 36092

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Music study and performance is a lifelong discipline and a very personal form of expression. Music lessons help students of all ages improve multiple skill areas including: Math, reading, communication, self-esteem, goal setting and achievement, confidence, consistency, and personal responsibility. Students benefit from these skills throughout their lives.

Besides developing confidence and performance skills, studies have shown that elementary age students who take piano lessons perform higher on math tests than students who do not take lessons. (Shaw, 1999)

For students to be successful, consistent parental involvement is required.

Like many young girls, I took piano lessons, played the flute in the school band, and loved to sing. Over many years, I have developed my skills not only in music, but as an educator as well. I have chosen to share my love and knowledge of music with others through music education. Do something special for someone today... give them a gift that will always be with them - the gift of a music education.

My Musical Education Background

40 Years Experience in Private Piano Instruction, 35 years as an Accompanist

16 years as a Church Pianist (soloist, accompanist),

 8 years as a Choir Pianist and Praise & Worship Pianist

10 years experience as keyboard player with classic country bands/musicians

20 Years Experience as a Vocal Coach

3 Years Experience in Public School Music Education - Elementary (Florida)

Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Kentucky, 1992

Master of Arts in Education, Secondary Education,  2008

Alabama Certified Teacher, Secondary Education, Business Education 2008

Genres and Subjects Taught

* Piano - Beginner through Intermediate, Early Advanced

* Voice - Beginner through Intermediate

* Music Theory

* Music Writing & Composition

* Church Vocalists, Praise Team Singers

* High School Musical Theater Students

* Coaching and Prep for Auditions including College Entrance Auditions for Degrees in Music

* Summer Lessons - Dependent upon enrollment

Lesson Rates

2023 LESSON RATES - Please note that rates may change at any time.

Lessons are private and by appointment only.


Piano lessons are offered in studio/in person and virtually. Voice lessons are ONLY offered in studio (not virtually.

Monthly lessons give students one private lesson per week or 4 lessons per month. Monthly Lessons are paid for in advance on the first lesson of each month or before and are discounted in comparison to weekly lessons. Monthly rates apply ONLY when lessons are paid for in advance, in full, and accounts are current. To hold a lesson time, the initial registration fee should be paid for in advance.

Students with special needs and students under the age of 7 years need to come for an initial evaluation prior to signing up for lessons. During this meeting I conduct a short lesson and evaluation, as well as answer questions about lessons and policies. Piano evaluations cost $35.00 Vocal evaluations cost $50.00.

Customized vocal exercises and practice recordings are included in the cost of tuition. Materials such as downloaded instrumentals, additional tutorial books, and sheet music are paid for separately.

Any student with Covid or Covid-like symptoms may take lessons virtually.

Virtual Lessons are currently available for Piano Lessons but not for Voice.

Current Monthly Rates for Private Lessons: Tuition is based on a monthly rate and covers 4 lessons per month.

30 Minute Lesson: Children's Piano. $20 Yearly Registration Fee.  $20-$30 piano books. Tuition: $80/month.

30 Minute Lesson: Adult Piano. $25 Yearly Registration Fee.  $20-$30 piano books. Tuition: $100/month

30 minute Lesson: Voice. Child, Teen.  $30 Yearly Registration fee. Tuition: $120/month

45 Minute Lesson: Piano. Child, Teen.  $30 Yearly Registration Fee. Tuition: $120/month

45 Minute Lesson: Piano. Adult. $35 Yearly Registration Fee. Tuition: $140.00/month

45 Minute Lesson: Voice. Child, Teen or Adult.  $40 Yearly Registration Fee.  Tuition: $160/month

60 Minute Lesson: Piano. Child, Teen or Adult. 2 children/siblings may share this lesson.  $40 Registration Fee.  Tuition: $160/month  

60 Minute Lesson: Voice/Piano Combination Lesson. Any Age. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/month.

60 Minute Lesson: Voice. One Student. Teens-17 yrs.  $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $180/month.

60 Minute Lesson: Voice/Piano Combination Lesson shared between 2 siblings. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/month

60 Minute Lesson: Voice. 18 years - Adults. $50 Yearly Registration Fee. $200/month.


Please call for other rates (multiple children, parent + child/children, songwriting/composition rates.)

On Demand Lessons: If a student wishes to take one or two lessons but is not ready to commit to regular lessons yet, then this may be an option. Please call for prices.

Special Needs or Disabilities:
If a student has special needs in any area (learning ability, behavioral, emotional, social, physical challenges or other medical problems) these must be disclosed so I can choose appropriate learning material and plan lessons that best suit that student's needs and abilities without causing injury or stress. I may not be able to accommodate everyone so please disclose all necessary information. *Special Needs Students may be charged a higher tuition rate after assessment.

Lesson Etiquette:
These are private lessons for one child at a time. They do not cover the entire family. Please refrain from bringing other children (including toddlers) to your music student's lesson. If they wish, parents may observe their child's lesson from the outside waiting area or remain in the music room during the lesson, but are respectfully requested not to interfere with the lesson. Currently, due to Covid restrictions, only the student is allowed inside for lessons. 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Primary Ages Taught: Age 7 - Teens. 

Adult Students:  All Adult students must be pre-screened and/or have references (personal/professional) before being allowed for in-person lessons. Background checks may be required. No lessons will be given on credit. All lessons must be paid for in advance. Out of state students may take virtual lessons. 

Each child is unique and is evaluated during the first lesson before a recommendation is made concerning lesson type and/or length. 7 years old is a good age to begin piano lessons. 8 years old is a good age to begin piano or voice lessons, though a child may begin younger if mature enough. 

Under age 7: Students younger than 7 may be accepted, but all young students must be evaluated first to determine attention and maturity level prior to beginning piano or voice lessons. I have taught piano students as young as 4 and 5 years old, but each child is different, so please call if you have questions.

Currently all lessons offered are private lessons - one on one with the teacher. All lessons are monitored and recorded for security and safety purposes.

My Certifications and Awards

Alabama Certified Teacher - Secondary Education, Major in Business Education

My Musical Influences



New Age




Southern Gospel

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Student Reviews

Wetumpka, AL

Great teacher. Kids have learned a lot. Very nice.

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