Audry Eberhard is the sole owner and employee of Discovery Music Studio, located in the basement of her home at 410 Sunset Drive.
“I’ve been teaching for over 20 years, eight of them in this area,” she said. “I’m just starting to give lessons and lessons in my home studio.”
She gives individual and group piano lessons.
“I have 3 pianos in my studio, so I can do a three-student band,” Eberhard said. “I have a program that I will be using that includes ensemble pieces. Playing in a group gives students the opportunity to develop their accuracy while playing because you need to get the rhythm right as well as play the correct notes.”
“Students are also more motivated to practice because they want to be like their friends and not make mistakes,” she said. “It also gives the students the chance to learn from each other as well as from the teacher. I teach music theory as a game to make learning time more fun and games are more fun when played with friends.
The cost for a one-to-one lesson is $50 per month with more details on their website. The cost of group lessons is $30 per month.
“I have several different band classes: piano band, preschool band, and a beginner music band for 5-8 year olds,” she said. I currently have openings for the preschool group on Tuesdays at 3:45 and 5:15. My beginner music class currently has 3 openings and meets Thursdays at 4:15pm.
“If people are interested in other group times, I have openings in my schedule, they would just have to contact me through my website for other available times,” he said. she declared. “My schedule and openings are constantly changing as more and more people contact me.”
Eberhard said she “wanted to find a way to earn a bit more income while doing something I loved doing. I’ve always enjoyed the classes for the 20+ years I’ve been teaching them.
“I needed to grow my clientele and as part of that, I thought it would be better to have a space dedicated to my lessons rather than just a piano in my living room,” she said. “While researching, I came across the idea of group lessons for teaching the piano. I have taught groups of children other types of music in previous work settings, so it was an intriguing idea to use this in teaching piano.
“God blessed me with two extra pianos at very reasonable costs, so now I have the means to do band piano,” Eberhard said. “I am delighted to see how the students react as a group. There is an energy and excitement when students learn and discover things in groups.
“I use various instruments, games, and hands-on activities to teach musical ideas and concepts,” she said.