Debut Piano Studio: Piano Lessons with Sergei Pavlov - Rates and Policies

Debut Piano Studio is a piano school established in Toronto by Sergei Pavlov, an experienced piano teacher, concert pianist and piano competition winner. Debut Piano Studio offers piano lessons to enthusiastic and music loving students of all ages and skill levels, in person or online, in preparation for competitions or examinations.

Debut Piano Studio's current audiences are in Eastern GTA (with piano lessons delivered in the home of the student) and Durham Region: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby (where lessons are delivered at our piano studio in Whitby). Our home-based piano studio is equipped with a Yamaha C5 professional series grand piano.

The quality of a student's music instruction greatly influences their academic achievement. According to research, studying piano enhances a child's cognitive functions and improves memory and attention, as well as contributes to a higher IQ. Sergei Pavlov, a piano teacher educated at the renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and a brilliant performer himself, provides such high standards piano education and has a proven record of successful piano teaching in Toronto. He is the First Prize winner of the 1995  Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition. As a piano teacher, Sergei Pavlov holds a Master's Degree in Piano Pedagogy from the renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

Sergei Pavlov applies his extensive teaching and performing experience by uniquely integrating Eastern and Western elements of technique and expression, while successfully combining tradition with research and novelty. Sergei Pavlov's piano lessons constantly lead to top results in Royal Conservatory of Music's piano examinations in Toronto and in piano competitions and music festivals across Greater Toronto Area and at national level.

Sergei Pavlov offers piano lessons to kids and adults alike, beginners or advanced, helping with preparations for RCM examinations or piano competitions. As a piano teacher in the Greater Toronto Area, Sergei Pavlov is also a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association).

Piano studio's offerings

Rates for piano lessons in your home:

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Debut Piano Studio's policies

Yamaha grand piano professional series - C5

The piano lessons  are delivered in the piano studio (for students located in Durham Region) or at the student's home (for students in the East part of Toronto).

Payments for piano lessons are made at the beginning of each month and lessons cannot be skipped. In the event of piano lesson cancellation, advanced notification is required. Payment for a missed lesson will not be returned. One cancellation free of charge is allowed per semester if advanced notification is given.

Piano lessons duration: The piano teacher will suggest the length of the piano lesson based on the student's level and abilities, from 30 - 45 min for beginners to 60 min for the intermediate and advanced.

Piano practice is mandatory and the foundation of rapid advancement, and should take place daily. Practice time is based on individual piano education goals and skill level, and it is geared to master the weekly homework.
Ideally, the student would practice on an acoustic piano.

Piano recitals: They are enjoyable and motivating events and offer the additional experience of performing in public and increasing the self-confidence in preparation for music festivals and RCM examinations. All students are expected to participate in the studio's piano recitals, which take place twice a year.

Music scores and manuals: For convenience, books can be purchased by the piano teacher. Payment is due upon receipt.

Accompaniment: The piano teacher may be available to accompany a student in a competition or music festival public performance. Rehearsals need to be planned for.

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Piano lessons registration

The lessons' schedule will be established upon registration for piano classes. Piano students who take summer breaks will not have their time slot saved, as the registration for lessons is on a "first come, first served" basis. Potential students will be interviewed by the piano teacher free of charge. The interview is meant to evaluate the student's musical abilities, their degree of motivation, and reciprocally assessing the potential for a successful team collaboration between the student and the piano teacher. In addition, a trial lesson can be arranged - for a fee based on the piano lesson's duration. In case Sergei Pavlov's class is already full, the students will have the choice of either being placed on a waiting list, or to be recommended to a teaching associate.

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