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My passion is to make the art of piano playing accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Young piano student sitting at piano in piano lesson

Welcome to

Ice Piano Studio!

Ice Piano Studio is designed to motivate, challenge, and inspire musicians of all ages. I believe that music should be fun and engaging. That’s why I use a variety of teaching methods to keep my students interested and motivated. My lessons cover everything from basic music theory to advanced techniques, and I always strive to challenge my students to reach their full potential. I’m passionate about helping my students discover the joy of music. If you’re ready to take your piano skills to the next level, I’d love to hear from you!

Skills Learned

  • Reading music, treble and bass clefs

  • Theory Studies

  • Technique to develop strong fingers and hands

  • Sight-reading

  • Improvisation

  • Composition

  • Ear-training

Lessons are on a weekly basis, 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length.

Summer lessons are encouraged and are arranged at a mutually convenient time for the student and teacher.

New students are encouraged to begin lessons at any time during the year. Tuition costs will be pro-rated to reflect the number of lessons taken.

Piano Lessons

Calendar

Lessons follow the St. Vrain Valley School District calendar.

 

There will be thirty-three lessons given from August 2023 through the end of May 2024.

  • Do you teach lessons in the summer?
    Absolutely! I know schedules can be crazy in the summer, so summer lessons are given in an ala carte fashion. Students can sign up for lesson times that work with vacations, camps and other activities.
  • How old does a child need to be to start lessons?
    There is no specific age that is best when starting lessons. A child needs to have some small motor skills (ability to use scissors is a good indication of this), recognize letters A-G and know them in order, and be able to focus on a task for 5-10 minutes at a time. It is best if the child shows interest in music and particularly in the piano.
  • Do I need to have an instrument at home?
    You will need to have at least a keyboard at home for your student to practice on between lessons. A tuned, acoustic piano is best, however there are several good models of full-length digital pianos with weighted keys. At the very least you will want to have a full-length (88 keys) keyboard on a keyboard stand.
  • Do you teach adults?
    ​I love teaching adults and have taught many adults who are returning to the piano after having learned as a child, and also adults who are brand-new to the piano.
  • ​Can I start lessons after the school year has already begun?
    Yes! Lessons can begin any time during the year.

"I was very nervous about taking lessons as an adult. Jill made me feel welcome and capable from day one. I am so thankful to Jill for her patience and direction over the last 2 years."

- Patrice Holtzer

“Mrs Ice is the best piano teacher because she challenges her students without being critical or demanding. Excellent place for learning that will last a lifetime. Thank you Jill!”

- Jennifer Hale

“Mrs. Ice is not just professional, but kind, loving, encouraging, and unbelievably talented. I would strongly encourage anyone that wants piano lessons to look her up.”

- Kara Lantz

Testimonials

Performance Opportunities

Piano students perform at Multiple Piano Festival

Multiple Piano Festival

A highlight for many students is the annual Multiple Piano Festival, sponsored by the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association. It is a concert of piano duet music performed on twelve grand pianos simultaneously with as many as twenty four students (two at each piano) playing together on a piece led by a conductor. It is an amazing opportunity for students, and one of the only festivals of its kind in the entire state.

A highlight for many students is the annual Multiple Piano Festival, sponsored by the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association. It is a concert of piano duet music performed on twelve grand pianos simultaneously with as many as twenty four students (two at each piano) playing together on a piece led by a conductor. It is an amazing opportunity for students, and one of the only festivals of its kind in the entire state.

Piano studnet performs for Achievement day

Achievement Day

Achievement Day is an evaluation, not a competition, consisting of a written theory test, an ear-training test, a technical skills evaluation, and the performance of two pieces. The Achievement Day syllabus comprises thirteen skill levels, from the early beginner to the advanced level. The student is awarded a medal and a certificate for the completion of the evaluation.

Achievement Day is an evaluation, not a competition, consisting of a written theory test, an ear-training test, a technical skills evaluation, and the performance of two pieces. The Achievement Day syllabus comprises thirteen skill levels, from the early beginner to the advanced level. The student is awarded a medal and a certificate for the completion of the evaluation.

Piano Students performs at Rising Stars Festival

Rising Stars Festival

Rising Stars Festival is sponsored by the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. There are competitive and non-competitive tracks for pre-college students in all instruments and voice.

Rising Stars Festival is sponsored by the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. There are competitive and non-competitive tracks for pre-college students in all instruments and voice.

Piano Students of all Ages perform in a recital near Lafayette, CO

Studio Recitals

Rising Stars Festival is sponsored by the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. There are competitive and non-competitive tracks for pre-college students in all instruments and voice.

Ice Piano Studio hosts a Spring and Christmas Recital every year. Students have the opportunity to perform their pieces in front of friends, family and other students. 

Piano Teacher and Student play duet at Christmas recital

Other Opportunities

Rising Stars Festival is sponsored by the Colorado State Music Teachers Association. There are competitive and non-competitive tracks for pre-college students in all instruments and voice.

At Ice Piano Studio, we love to use our talents to bless others. Periodically throughout the year students perform at local hospitals and area retirement centers to spread the gift of music to our community.

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