Elana Segal's Music Studio

Eco Friendly Music Studio

Sunday, July 9, 2023 by Elana Segal | Music Lessons

In addition to teaching music, I am equally passionate about leading a low waist lifestyle to protect our planet. 

Here are some of the things I do to make my studio more sustainable:

  • Paperless studio materials and invoicing through My Music Staff
  • Cruelty free hand soap and hand sanitizer for students
  • Using LED light bulbs in the studio
  • No single use plastic water bottles. Filtered water in reusable cups is available if a student forgets to bring their water bottle.
  • Encourage students to support local and small business music stores to cut down their carbon emission from shipping
  • Only serving vegan (and allergy-friendly) snacks at recitals in reusable or compostable dishes

Let me know if you have suggestions to make the studio even more low waist! I am always looking to improve.

What to Expect from Private Music Lessons

  Sunday, June 18, 2023 by Elana Segal | Music Lessons

If you are new to music lessons, here are general expectations for the six months of lessons:

What to expect in your first  lesson:
  1. Learn the parts of the your instrument
  2. Learn to assemble and care for your instrument
  3. Learn to read music notation, including rhythms and pitches
  4. Create a sound on your instrument

What  to expect in your first month of lessons:
  1. Continue to learn music notation
  2. Create more sounds (pitches) on your instrument
  3. Play with great posture and embouchure
  4. Play simple songs and exercises from your method books

What  to expect from 6 months of lessons:
  1. Expand the range of notes (pitches) you can play
  2. Incorporate dynamics (loud/soft sounds) into your music
  3. Learn songs with more complex rhythms 
  4. Have a daily practice routine of warmups, scales, technical exercises and songs 

What  to expect for transfer students:
Transfer students are students switching from another private teacher. 
  1. Evaluation of current skills
  2. Discuss goals for lessons
  3. Review materials, scales, repertoire, etc.
  4. Create a plan for future lessons moving forward

I would love to hear from you! What are your questions about private music lessons?