Private Music Lessons

ArtsConnect offers private music lessons in piano!  

All music lessons are scheduled for Tuesday evenings at the Community Art Center.  Private music lessons are planned for 30 minutes, once a week, in 6-week sessions.  

Piano lessons: 30 minutes, times scheduled on the half hour between 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.  

Interested, REGISTER HERE!

Piano Lessons
All ages

$150 per 6-week session, non-members
$135 per 6-week session, members

Session Number Session Dates Times
Session 1 Jan. 30 - March 6, 20118 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 2 March 27 - May 1, 2018 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 3 May 22 - June 26, 2018 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 4 July 17 - August 21, 2018 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 5 Sept. 10 - October 16, 2018 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
Session 6 November 6 - December 11, 2018 Select a 30 minute time frame when registering.
John and Suzanne Carpenter

Instructors - True Virtuoso Piano Studio
Suzanne and John Carpentar

Ms. Suzanne is a highly trained and experienced teacher. She has studied at Oberlin College and Conservatory while attending grade school. She attended school at Interlochen Arts Academy. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in music (and art, drama, dance and creative writing)  from the University of Connecticut and Masters studies at Antioch in Special Education. She taught at East Manhattan School for Bright and Gifted in New York, taught in Mt. Healthy schools preK-12, and has run 3 piano studios.

Dr. John is a concert pianist. He has the Artist diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (a doctoral degree awarded him due to his high level attained in his piano performance after finishing his DMA coursework),
Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music and
Bachelor’s in Music from Manhattan school of Music. He has recently played in the Los Angeles area with the orchestra and at the NAMM monster concerts and with
Dayton philharmonic. He plays the traditional service for Mother of God in Covington and for the Wyoming Choir, and has a Radio show on WAIF 88.3 F.M. in Cincinnati,
“Music Making Together – a building community program”.


We are pleased you are joining us for piano lessons at ArtsConnect!

When you begin your lessons, we will evaluate your musical skills before starting lessons.Together, we will determine whether you will study with Dr. John or Ms. Suzanne. A program tailored to your skill level will be developed for you with materials which we can offer to you. We will consult with each other on your progress and provide evaluations throughout the process.

If you decide after a 6 week session to continue lessons then we can include you in:

  • Bi-annual recitals and
  • MTNA festival auditions opportunity to earn
    an award for your progress!
  • Other opportunities may arise for you as well.

John and Suzanne Carpenter
True Virtuoso Piano Studio

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to 

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    9150 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director

    Katherine Smith
    Education Director

    Springfield Township Administration
    (513) 522-1410

    Springfield Township Senior &
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154