David A. Powers

Music Lessons

  • Piano Lessons: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Modern
  • Music Theory & Composition Lessons
  • Jazz Improv Lessons
  • Children & Adults Welcome
  • Skype Lessons Available


  • First lesson: The first lesson is always free!

  • Lesson rates: Normal lessons are 45 minutes long and cost $55 each, or 4 for $210. Advanced lessons are 90 minutes for $80, available to eligible advanced students only.

  • New Students: New students must purchase lessons in packages of four prepaid lessons at a time. No exceptions.

  • Regular students: Regular students with good attendance may be allowed to work out alternative payment arrangements.

  • Advanced students: Advanced students are eligible for special, 90 minute lessons.

  • Scholarships: Students and prospective students may apply for partial or full scholarships. Contact David Powers by email or text for more information.


Session Length

Practice sessions should be 30 - 45 minutes each. If you want to practice more, add more sessions, instead of practicing for a really long time.

Recommended amount

The recommended minimum practice regime is 1 session a day, 30 minutes per session, 5 days a week. The recommended practice regime for a dedicated student is 2 sessions a day, 45 minutes per session, 5 days a week.

Weekends and Holidays

On weekends and holidays, give yourself a break and have fun playing around on the instrument. Don't force yourself to stick to the routine.

Practice Routine

  1. Warm Up. Stretch and prepare to play your instrument. Breathe deeply. Relax.

  2. Universal Improvisation Practice.

  3. Foundation Practice. Long tones, scales, exercises, classical repertoire.

  4. Main Practice. Set goal. Practice. Record progress. Repeat as needed.

  5. Cool Down. Stretch. Breathe deeply. Relax. Congratulate yourself!


  • Rescheduling: Scheduled lessons may be rescheduled at will with 24 hour advanced notice. Rescheduling lessons with less than 24 hour notice will be at the instructor's discretion. If rescheduling is impossible, the lesson will be considered missed.

  • Missed Prepaid Lessons: Missed prepaid lessons will be deducted from the student's account as if they had attended the lesson.

  • Missed Lessons: If a student misses a lesson that was not prepaid, they will only be allowed to buy lessons in prepaid packages of four.

  • Bad Attendance: Students with bad attendance (3 missed lessons) may face dismissal at the instructor's discretion. Dismissed students will be refunded the outstanding balance on any prepaid lessons.