FAQ's

How do I set-up a trial lesson?


Write me an email at parkpianostudio@gmail.com or text me at 425-246-1866 and let me know a little information about the student. I’d like to know the age of the student, if you have had lessons before, and what your basic goals for taking piano lessons are. Give me a list of available times to schedule, and we will proceed from there. Or, go ahead and fill out the registration page and I will contact you.




What are your credentials?


  • Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance from Stony Brook University
  • Master's degree in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music.
  • Bachelor's degree in Piano at the University of Washington.
  • 14+ years of teaching experience, including experience with all ages and skill levels.
  • I am an accomplished pianist. I have had 25+ years of piano training. Please refer to www.jeanpark.com to see my biography, my resume, and to hear and watch me play.
  • I have won numerous awards in piano and in teaching. For more information about my teaching visit the Lessons and Studio Policy pages if you haven’t already.
  • I am able to teach in both English and Mandarin Chinese.




What should I bring to the trial lesson?


If you have taken piano lessons before, please bring any materials you have worked on previously, otherwise just bring yourself.




How long of a lesson do I need?


For all students over the age of 7, I recommend 1 hour lessons. For younger students I recommend 30 minute or 45 minute lessons. It is best not to remain at the 30 minute time slot because it is simply not enough time to cover everything that is necessary. These are just general guidelines as the more advanced a student gets, the more time they need during lessons. There is also the option of having more than one lesson a week for faster improvement, which is what I would recommend if finances allow it.




What will I need for piano lessons after I enroll?


I strongly recommend an acoustic piano because this cannot ever be fully simulated by a keyboard. With that said, I do accept piano-weighted keyboards as a more affordable and necessary alternative for the first couple years, but the keyboard must include at least the damper pedal, have all 88 keys and have an action that is weighted. However, any serious pianist, must eventually get a piano. Metronome, Music Flashcards, Music Books, and a 1 inch binder- I will let you know what books to buy.




What is the minimum age to enroll?


  • Can your child sit and focus for 30 minutes of lesson time? Does your child exhibit interest in music? and Does your child know how to read? If yes, then they are most likely ready.
  • Are they over the age of 4? (I do sometimes make exceptions for extremely precocious 3 year olds)
  • Every child is unique. From age 3-6 every child has a completely different level of developed maturity and interest in the piano, so I would like you to please schedule a trial lesson and I will assess whether lessons are suitable for your child at that point in time.
  • By the way, on the other end of the spectrum, you are never too old to begin piano lessons.




What are your rates?


30 Minutes- $40
45 Minutes -$55
60 Minutes -$70
90 Minutes -$95
There is a 5% discount for paying for 10 lessons at a time. If you have financial need, please contact me.




Other questions? Feel free to contact me.


Email me at parkpianostudio@gmail.com or ask by phone or text at 425-246-1866.





Park Piano Studio offers piano lessons for dedicated piano students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are in Alamo Heights, San Antonio on a Steinway grand piano. Teacher Dr. Park has extensive piano teaching experience and a doctoral degree in piano.

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