Private Piano Lessons


Private Piano Lessons

Ages 7 and older, Tuesday, 30 minute lessons,

$200 for non-members per 8 week session
$180 for members per 8 week session

call to schedule a lesson between 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Private lessons begin with a 30 minute consultation to determine the participant's level and goals.  Together, the participant and the teacher will identify an agenda, a practice commitment and schedule, choice of music style, and the type of support needed to commit to the year of private lessons. Private Piano Lessons are offered in 8 week sessions with the exception of Session 3 which is a 6 week session.  A summer and winter recital are scheduled on 6/6/19 and 12/12/19.

Partner Piano Lessons

Ages 6-7, Tuesday, 30 minute lesson, 
$100 for non-members per 8 week session
$90.00 for members per 8 week session
call to schedule a lesson between 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Partner Piano Lessons allow 2-3 participants of the same age to come together for a lesson.  They will have 15 minutes off of the piano sing songs, walk, and write.  They will then have 15 minutes for working on the piano.  Piano "songs" are assigned to practice 2-3 times during the week.  The participants will play these songs at their next lesson and at the year end recital. Partner Piano Lessons is offered in 8 week sessions.

Classes Session Dates Day and Time Class Fee Register
Private Piano 
Session 4
FALL OF 2020 TUE  4:30 - 8:00 p.m. $200/$180

Register in the Fall
Partner Piano
Session 4
FALL OF 2020 TUE 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. $100/$90 Register in the Fall

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266 . Lisa can register you over the phone.

John and Suzanne Carpenter

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

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 the Dayton philharmonic. Dr. John won first place in the BMTA international piano competition in the solo division.  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”.

Carmen Variations played by John Carpenter on a Hallet Davis Piano.

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

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director