Twin Town Guitars, in partnership with Annunciation Catholic School, is excited to offer students the fun and rewarding experience of learning to play piano! These 30-minute, weekly, private lessons, which are held during the school day at Annunciation, are for both beginners and students who already have experience playing piano. Students learn at their own pace with individualized instruction that matches both their skill level and interests. 

New Student Registration

Electronic registration is quick, and there is no registration fee. New students are able to enroll for lessons at any time throughout the year. Once your registration form is complete, you will receive an email with teacher and lesson time assignment, as well as login instructions for our communication and payment portal. Lessons times are assigned on a first come, first served basis along with consideration of student daily schedule and homeroom teacher approval. Please keep in mind that there is a limited number of lesson spaces available for after school lessons.

Click here to complete registration for lessons.  

  

Returning Student Registration

Returning families will receive a welcome email the week of August 15th, which includes registration instructions.

Student Tuition & Lesson Materials

Weekly, 30-minute lessons are $35.00 each with an additional 3.5% electronic convenience fee once per monthly billing cycle. Lesson billing is based on student attendance each week, and it is provided with electronic invoices on a monthly basis through the music student communication portal. Students are also required to purchase a method book, which is up to an additional $15.00 per book. It is the student's responsibility to keep track of lesson books and materials. There will be a charge for any required replacements. Students are also provided with a music folder and additional music based on each student's musical interests. On lesson days, students need to bring their music book and folder. 

Attendance & Lesson Calendar

Parents must contact their piano teacher through our music student communication portal, or directly via email, text, or call, a minimum of 24 hours in advance of a cancelled lesson due to vacation or other planned event. This also includes special school events and field trips. In this case, there is no charge for the lesson. If a student misses a lesson due to emergency, illness, or entire classroom absence due to COVID, a make-up credit will be issued. As teacher and student schedules are available, make-up lessons may be conducted online, at the Twin Town Guitars studio location on 34th & Lyndale Avenue South, or at Annunciation after school. These makeup lessons will not take the place of a regularly scheduled lesson. Make-up lessons must be completed by the end of the school year season, which is May 19, 2023. No make-up lessons will be carried over to the summer or following season. Piano teachers are happy to communicate directly with parents to schedule any make-up lessons. Lessons that students miss without communication, are charged in full without a make-up lesson option. Piano lessons are available beginning the week of September 19, 2022 and will conclude the week of May 19, 2023. Following the week of May 19, 2023, students will have the option to discontinue lessons for the summer, continue lessons for the summer at Twin Town Guitars lesson studios, or to continue lessons online until Annunciation opens again in Fall, 2023. There are no lessons on the days that school is closed. These days include:

  • September 2 & 5, 2022 - Labor Day
  • October 19-21, 2022 - MEA
  • November 10 Early Dismissal at 1pm & 11, 2022 - Conferences
  • November 23-25, 2022 - Thanksgiving
  • December 23, 2022-January 8, 2023 - Christmas Break
  • January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 17 & 20, 2023 - Presidents' Day
  • March 9 Early Dismissal at 1pm & 10, 2023 - Conferences
  • April 3-10, 2023 - Spring Break
  • May 29, 2023 - Memorial Day

If a student wishes to discontinue lessons, parents need to notify their piano teacher a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Communication

After a lesson time and piano teacher are assigned, parents are able to contact teachers directly, view lessons notes, and check lesson tuition status through our music student communication portal. Portal login instructions are emailed to families upon registration completion. Once you set up your initial password, you can access the portal by logging in through the box below. Click here to review a quick guide to the music student communication portal.

 

Practice & Performances

During lessons, students are expected to give their best effort, be respectful, and have fun! As a parent, you can help your child be successful and enjoy lessons by establishing a practice routine in a space that is comfortable and provides limited distractions. Ask your child to share what they have learned in lessons or to play something for you or other family members. Students are also encouraged to participate in performances throughout the school year. Although performances are not required, they are a fun, challenging, and rewarding goal to work toward. Please check this web page for announcements of future performance dates. 

Winter Playin' Piano Recital
Sunday, November 6, 2022 from Noon
Annunciation Church
  
Spring Playin' Piano Recital
Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 1pm
Uptown VFW