Piano, Wind, and Voice Lessons2020-08-27T13:46:51-04:00

Music Lessons

In Barrie

Patience Piano provides quality musical instruction to all levels of students.  Our convenient lesson times accommodate even the busiest schedules. Our various programs are designed to accommodate students of all ages and levels, including adult students. We also offer RCM exam preparation.

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    Private Lessons

    COVID-19 update: Two options are now available private lessons – in person, with appropriate protocols in place, or by video conferencing. 

    Would you like to see results with skill improvement?

    Enroll in a one-on-one with Lynn Thompson as your private instructor. Private lessons offer increased comprehension, better technique, and greater confidence. Available to children 4 years and older, teens, adults and seniors.

    Discover Music with Patience Piano today. 

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    Piano

    COVID-19: for your safety, the student piano is sanitized after each client. Lynn, the educator, exclusively uses a digital piano, set up an appropriate distance away, for demonstrations and duets.

    Are you thinking about starting piano lessons for your child or yourself? If you’re looking for a patient teacher in Barrie, then look no further. Patience Piano offers primary to intermediate classes for children and adults.

    Studies have shown that music lessons have a significant impact on a child’s early development. After all, children who take piano lessons learn technique, rhythm, memorization, the importance of practice, how to read music and the life-long skill of believing in themselves. In addition, learning music positively impacts children’s reading and math skills. Lessons regularly include playing from sheet music, ear training, ensemble play (duets) and music-writing activities. Improvising and playing by ear or by chords, are encouraged as well. And, as time allows, introduction to other instruments opens students up to other musical possibilities.

    Wind Instruments

    COVID-19: A Plexiglas shield is now available, along with physical distancing, to protect both student and teacher during wind instrument lessons. Virtual instruction is also an option.

    Wind instruments can be a fun and rewarding way to grow your love of music. Lynn’s specialty, the clarinet, is a beautiful  woodwind instrument that has one of the largest ranges of pitch. She is certified by The Royal Conservatory of Music as an intermediate clarinet specialist.

    Lynn also has experience teaching recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor), saxophone, flute, trumpet and trombone. She enjoys playing wind instrument duets with students or accompanying them on the piano. Our relaxed environment and exposure to a wide range of musical genres, helps keep each student inspired and offers a lifelong opportunity to love and appreciate music. In addition, exploring other instruments in Lynn’s collection is a fun part of the lesson experience, as time allows

    Wind Instruments

    If you have never played a wind instrument before the clarinet is a truly fun and rewarding way to grow your love of music. The clarinet is a beautiful, woodwind instrument that has one of the largest ranges of pitch when compared to all of the other musical instruments. The clarinet is also a great wind instrument for growth. Making for an easy transition to saxophone, bassoon and or flute. Lynn’s broad range of experience include saxophone, flute, recorder, trumpet and trombone.

    Our relaxed environment keeps the student inspired and offers a lifelong opportunity to love and appreciate the music they are taught. Lynn is certified by The Royal Conservatory of music as an intermediate clarinet specialist.

    Voice

    COVID-19: A Plexiglas shield is now available, along with physical distancing, to protect both student and teacher during voice lessons. Virtual instruction is also an option.

    People often ask, will voice lessons make me a better singer? The answer is, “Yes”. Whatever your goal, vocal training with a calm, patient instructor will give you the tools to improve your voice and build your confidence. Learning the basics of reading music and the fundamentals of proper singing technique (eg. breath control) are part of the full experience. From very simple songs with young children, to more complex pieces for those with experience, our classes are taught with a fun, low pressure approach to singing. And, Lynn has the skills to accompanying vocal students on the piano.

    “Lynn is a Fantastic teacher, a serious lady and so very patient. Lynn teaches my youngest daughter (5 years old) piano. The education she receives is more than just learning to play songs on a piano. She teaches theory and all the parts of the piano and how it all works. She actually opened up the piano and showed how it works, which was really amazing for my child. In just under a year my older daughter (10 years old) went from a level 2 understanding of piano and jumped to level 4 with Lynn. We are so impressed with her progress. She is now preparing for level 6 piano exam.“

    — Jenny Chen – more of two daughters in private piano lessons.

    PRICING

    Give the gift of music lessons to yourself or someone you love. 

    Half Hour

    $2500per lesson
    • 30 Minute Weekly Private Lessons

    Full Hour

    $4500per lesson
    • Full Hour Weekly Private Lessons

    *Each addition family member of a current student enjoys a $5.00 discount (per 30 min. lesson)!

    FAQ

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