Students receive approximately 15 lessons per semester in the fall and 20 lessons in the spring. Beginner and intermediate level students take 30 or 45-minute lessons, while advanced intermediate and advanced students take 60-minute lessons. The private lesson provides time for individualized instruction on technique, tone production, style, musicality, and theory. Lessons are structured around exercises, studies, and solo pieces that create and then build upon a solid physical and intellectual approach. They also involve intensive, interactive, age-appropriate problem-solving. Clear practice goals and guidance are provided to both student and parent to ensure success from week to week and consistent progress throughout the year.