About

instilling a love of music

skilled, modern teaching for Over 15 years

Adrianne has a diploma in Music Arts, is a long-time performing artist, and has been teaching beginner to intermediate piano and voice to children, teens, adults and seniors for over 15 years.

She offers a unique preschool piano program, as well as early school-aged piano, using the modern, game-based WunderKeys Method. See more details on her methods below.

Voice students of all ages enjoy a fun and effective tuition tailored to their induvidual needs and interests. Adrianne uses a method called Full Voice, and supplements vocal lessons with several other resources and repertoire.

Her philosophy on music pedogogy is to instill a curiosity, sense of ownership and love of music in her students. She welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

Adrianne strives to provide a comprehensive music education, while encouraging the students' personal interests. She has a patient, individual needs-based approach, and makes learning music fun and motivating.

Adrianne teaches from a new arts center,
The Convent in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Visit the Convent's website:
www.theconvent.ca

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piano for preschoolers, children & adults or Singing

Make 2020 the year you finally sign yourself or your child up for music lessons!

Weekly lessons in piano or voice that are fun, motivating and will give you skills to last a lifetime!


Sign up for a trial lesson or meet and greet now! https://fons.app/@adriannechapman

 

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

— Plato

Schedule Appointment

Want to book a meet and greet or trial voice or piano lesson?

Click here to conveniently book online: https://fons.app/@adriannechapman

Online Lessons

More information on online lessons coming soon!

In the meantime, please contact me if you're interested in signing up for lessons via live online chat or personalized recorded videos, or click the link above to sign up for a meet and greet.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How long and frequent are lessons? Private lessons are 45 minutes on a weekly basis. Preschool piano lessons are 30 minutes weekly.
     
  2. Do I need a keyboard or piano to take lessons? Practice is required for progress and motivation, so all piano students need to have a keyboard or piano. However, beginning piano students don't need to make a big investment. A keyboard with at least 61 weighted keys, which costs a few hundred dollars new, will be fine to get started. Ideally, a student will have piano that is in good condition and properly tuned.
     
  3. Do I need a keyboard if I take voice lessons? Voice students should have at least a small keyboard to assist with practice, or another instrument that they are already proficient in.
     
  4. How much is tuition? All lessons are billed on a monthly, prorated basis; equal monthly payments makes budgeting easier, and there's no need to keep track of how many lessons there are each month. The number of lessons you get each month versus the amount you pay each month works out by the end of the year. Regular lessons are $150 per month, and preschool piano lessons are $125 per month.
     
  5. Are there any other fees or books I have to buy? In order to provide my students with discounted rates on books, other resources and learning materials, and to avoid unexpected or additional fees, I charge a deposit three times per year. For more details, see my brochure, linked below.
     
  6. Do I have to participate in recitals? Although all students are encouraged to participate, it is not mandatory. Recitals are meant to provide a positive opportunity for students build their skills, to share and celebrate their achievements, and are not competitive.
     
  7. What else do you provide in addition to weekly lessons? All lessons include occasional group lessons, which builds a sense of peer membership, adds variety and interest to private lessons, and are an engaging way to learn. Group classes cover additional theory, music history, performance, and more, with fun, interactive games and activities. Online lessons are available if/when students can't attend in person. I also use an app called Tonara, which makes practice fun and effective. It's similar to a game, where students get instant feedback and rewards.
     
  8. What is your cancellation policy? When a student registers, they are paying for a particular weekly day and time. When students need to miss a lesson, they can instead have a live online lesson during their regular lesson time, or have a personalized recorded lesson sent to them. Both of these options are great alternatives when an in-person lesson isn't possible, because the student can watch the lesson as many times as they want through the week. No make-up lessons or refunds are given for missed lessons.

For more details on my offerings and where your tuition goes,
contact me for a copy of my brochure.

    Testimonials

    TESTIMONIALS

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    • Murdock and Violet Burton

      Murdock and Violet Burton White Point, NS

      Our granddaughter Azraelle Yerks took piano lessons from Adrianne for 8 weeks in the fall of 2017 and then took another 12 weeks after this ending in the spring of 2018. She really enjoyed them and we cant say enough about how Adrianne worked with her and later with the recitals. Thanks Adrianne.

      Our granddaughter Azraelle Yerks took piano lessons from Adrianne for 8 weeks in the fall of 2017 and then took another 12 weeks after this ending in the spring of 2018. She really enjoyed them and we cant say enough about how Adrianne worked with her and later with the recitals. Thanks Adrianne.

    • Gloria Dowling

      Gloria Dowling Neil's Harbour, NS

      My granddaughter has enrolled in piano terms with Adrianne off and on since she was 6 (presently 14). Adrianne has always adapted her Instruction to meet her students' abilities and designed her teaching to inspire their creativity both in performance and composition activities. She has a wonderful encouraging approach that builds both confidence and skill.

      My granddaughter has enrolled in piano terms with Adrianne off and on since she was 6 (presently 14). Adrianne has always adapted her Instruction to meet her students' abilities and designed her teaching to inspire their creativity both in performance and composition activities. She has a wonderful encouraging approach that builds both confidence and skill.

    WunderKeys Piano

    WunderKeys is a unique, story-based one-on-one piano program for PreSchoolers as young as 3, and School-aged children. 

    Short, fun activities keep them engaged and develop their curious minds and little hands.

    Give your child a head start in music, math, language and more!

    For more information about WunderKeys, read the PreSchool Parent Information Package
    or Primer Parent Information Package

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    Fun Piano for Teens

    Struggling to keep your teens' interest in piano? I have the cure!

    Vocal Instruction

    Private adult vocal lessons also available - customized to your goals and interests.

    FUN vocal lessons for children and teens are based on the FULL VOICE method, which utilizes the tonic sol-fa scale and incorporates music theory.

    Not only will your child learn how to sing with more ease and confidence, but they will receive a comprehensive instruction in music.

    Voice students are encouraged to choose their own repertoire to work on, based on their interests and goals, with the guidance of the instructor. 

    Contact

    Contact Adrianne

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