• Grace Note Studio

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    Welcome, and thank you for visiting my studio website!

     

    My private studio is located in Downtown Edmonton, near the Legislature. I offer weekly instruction for students five years and older. Click on my teaching philosophy page for information on my teaching style and values.

     

    Contact me to receive a complimentary introductory lesson! This gives the student a chance to see if she enjoys my teaching style and it gives myself a chance to get to know the student and assess the aspirations and goals of the student.

    Denise Sanche

  • About Me

    Ave Maria University

    Bachelor of Music

    Pianist, Denise Sanche graduated from Ave Maria University with her Bachelor of Music in 2014 with Honours. She was nominated to perform in the departmental recital in 2011 after an outstanding jury performance. In addition, she took Piano Pedagogy, the study of how to teach piano.

    Yamaha 

    Music Instructor 

    Denise completed training in the Yamaha Method of Group Piano Instruction in 2015. She incorporates principles she learned into her private piano lessons as well.

    Teaching Experience 

    Music Teacher

    Denise has taught private piano lessons and group piano lessons at Dominelli School of Music, Giovanni School of Music, and Mainstreet Music Academy, as well as from her home studio.

  • Studio Policies

    Practicing:

     

    Practicing is crucial to progress in the learning of any skill. Minimal practice requirements vary based on student age and ability. I recommend that very young students (ages 5-6) should practice approximately 15 minutes a day in separate increments while other beginners should practice 30 minutes a day. 

     

    Tuition:

     

    Lesson Rates:
    $22.00 / 30 minutes
    $33.00 / 45 minutes
    $44.00 / 60 minutes

     

     

    Attendance:

     

    1) Students are expected to attend lessons on a weekly basis. One (1) excused absence per semester is permitted. Students/parents are financially responsible for all other scheduled lessons, with or without a completed make-up lesson.

    2) To obtain a make-up lesson, you must cancel twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the scheduled lesson, with acknowledgement from Denise. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hour notice are considered a no-show and no make-up lesson will be given.

    3) Sending an email to denise.gracenotes@gmail.com is the most reliable way to give advance notice. You may also call (780) 470-0655 for cancellations. Please note that if Denise does not respond to your message, the lesson is NOT considered cancelled.

     

    4) Please arrive at your lesson on time and notify Denise if you will be more than five (5) minutes late. If you are more than fifteen (15) minutes late, the lesson is deemed a late cancellation, and no make-up lesson will be given.

    5) Emergencies will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. No refunds are given for any reason. If Denise's schedule does not permit it, she is under no obligation to make up the lesson(s).

     

     

  • Testimonies 

    Take a look at what others have said about Denise's teaching!

    Linette Rubino - 

    "Denise has provided piano instruction for my 6 year old son, and 8 year old daughter for seven months. They have progressed in theory and technique at a balanced pace that has been customized to suit the needs of both children with different learning styles and strengths. My children have been motivated to practice their lessons, and had a lot of fun!"

    Hellen, Maria, and Amani Juma -

    "We have had Denise as our piano teacher for one year now. She is so amazing at her teaching, that we look forward to her lessons every week. 

    She is very experienced, patient, full of fun. We would highly recommend her to anyone who would like a progressive piano teacher."

  • Drop by for a Visit !

    Feel welcome to contact me for more details or for a complimentary lesson! 

    denise.gracenotes@gmail.com

    587.501.2750

    Facebook.com/gracenotestudio