Private Piano Lessons

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ArtsConnect offers private music lessons in piano!  

Lollipop Pre-Piano Class Interested, REGISTER HERE!

ages 5-6, Tuesday, 4:00-4:25 p.m.

$65 for non-members per 6 week session
$58.50 for members per 6 week session.

This class is offered for young children, ages 5-6, whose fingers are not quite ready for the piano keyboard. Using the Orff Schulwerk approach, participants will learn to play pitches and rhythms by using other instruments. The knowledge they gain through movement, song, and improvisation will translate to the piano keyboard when their fingers are ready. 

Partner Piano Lessons

ages 6-7, Tuesday, 30 minute lesson,
$65 for non-members per 6 week session
$58.50 for members per 6 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.

Private Piano Lessons

ages 7 and older, Tuesday, 30 minute lessons,

$150 for non-members per 6 week session
$135 for members per 6 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.

Class Session Dates Times Ages Class Fee
Lollipop Music Class Session 5: 9/11 - 10/16/18 4:00 - 4:25 p.m. ages 5-6


Lollipop Music Class Session 6: 11/6 - 12/11/18
No class 11/19 - 23/18
4:00 - 4:25 p.m. ages 5-6 $54
Partner Piano Session 5: 9/11 - 10/16/18 By appointment ages 6-7 $65
Partner Piano Session 6: 11/6 - 12/11/18
No class 11/19 - 23/18
By appointment ages 6-7 $54
Private Piano Session 5: 9/11 - 10/16/18 By appointment age 7 & up $150
Private Piano Session 6: 11/6 - 12/11/18
No class 11/19 - 23/18
By appointment age 7 & up $125
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
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”.

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

    9150 Winton Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director

    Katherine Smith
    Education Director

    Springfield Township Administration
    (513) 522-1410

    Springfield Township 
    Community Arts Center
    (513) 522-1154