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Pamela J. Purvis

Wetumpka, AL 36092 (map)


Lessons Offered

Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Virtual / Online


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

Home Studio: (334) 567- 0687     Cell: (334) 451-2498

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. These are all important skills that stay with a child throughout adulthood.

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

To have successful students requires consistent parental involvement – a young student will have trouble progressing unless a parent supervises a practice schedule for their child, and is positive and supportive during the learning process.

Like many young girls, I took piano lessons, played the flute in the school band, and loved to sing. Through the years, I developed my skills not only in music, but as an educator as well. Now as an adult, I can 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

37 Years Experience in Private Piano Instruction, 30 years as an Accompanist

12 years as a church pianist (soloist, accompanist, praise band (5 years))

 6 years as a choir pianist

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

18 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

2022 LESSON RATES

MONTHLY LESSONS:
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 lasting an hour or more 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.

Lessons are currently being offered in person (in studio) and virtually using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. In person piano students must wear a mask during their lessons. Vocal students must wear a face shield. Any student with Covid or Covid-like symptoms are not allowed to come for in person lessons the week they are ill. These students will be offered a virtual lesson at their regularly scheduled lesson time.

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 or Adult.   $25 Yearly Registration fee. Tuition: $100/month

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

45 Minute Lesson: Voice. Child, Teen or Adult.  $35 Yearly Registration Fee.  Tuition: $140/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. Child or Teen. One Student. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/month.

60 Minute Lesson: Voice/Piano Combination Lesson. Adult. One Student. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/month.

60 Minute Lesson: Voice. One Student. Teen or Adult. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/month.

60 Minute Lesson: Voice/Piano Combination Lesson shared between 2 siblings. $40 Registration Fee. Tuition: $160/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. The average cost is $50 an hour.

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

Ages 7 - 80  Students under 7 must be evaluated prior to being accepted as a student. I prefer to teacher Beginners - Intermedate. Advanced students must have an evaluation first before being accepted as a new student.

Adults and Seniors are always welcome! It's never too late to learn. 

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.

My Certifications and Awards

Alabama Certified Teacher - Secondary Education, Major in Business Education

My Musical Influences

Classical

Christian

New Age

Country

Broadway

Pop

R&B


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Student Reviews




Wetumpka, AL

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


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