Avis Marie Bickham loves impacting the lives of others through the gift of music. Over seventeen years ago, she opened a piano studio, "Happy Fingers Piano Studio," where she is the owner and manager. Her students participate in various festivals and perform at recitals throughout the year. Avis Marie Bickham is the president of the Music Teachers of Greater Baton Rouge.
Happy Fingers Piano Studio classes consist of a thirty-minute session once a week. The cost is $80 a month for ages 5-18 and $90 a month for ages 19 and above. There is a one-time $50 registration fee per student (Registration fee will cover 1st set of books), and it is non-refundable.
Payment is due on the 1st of each month, and a $10 late fee will be applied after the 10th. Tuition is due regardless of attendance.
Payments can be made by check, cash, or money orders or by using your debit/credit card. There will be a $25 fee on all returned checks.
Other forms of payment are:
Cash App: $Happyfingerspiano (or just use my phone number)
Pay Pal: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must give a 30-day notice before withdrawing. If not, you will be charged for the month you missed and or the next incoming month.
The following books that are needed for students ages 5-7:
Bastien Piano Basics-Piano for the Young Beginner – Primer A & B each and Bastien Piano Basics- Theory for the Young Beginner – Primer A & B.
Bastien Piano Basics Piano- Primer Level – and Bastien Piano Technique, Performance, Theory.
Bastien Piano for Adults
Classes will be fun, and if you are faithful and diligent, you will see results.
If you or your child is interested in playing gospel music, you will need to purchase ‘Joyful Sounds’ Chordal Approach to Playing Gospel Music” by Carolyn Shield.
Please be on time for your class. A timer will is for each student. The timer will start at the beginning of your assigned class time, even if the student is not present. The timer will is for 30 minutes if you are late class will still end at the appointed time.
If you are going to be late or absent, please call and inform me ahead of time (225) 279-0838.
Happy Finger Piano Studio Students are very busy. Each student is asked to participate in the following activities:
Piano Solo Festival $21 per student
Hymn Festival $21 per student
Duet Festival $21 per student
Theory Festival $12 per student
Cost includes their fees and the cost of music.
Happy Fingers Piano Recital (Student cost is free—Parents and their guest $12 per person—refreshments/food will be provided.
Usually, after each event /performance, Happy Fingers Piano Studio is closed for the following week, so the teacher, student, and the parent can recuperate!
Well, if you are ready, let’s get started, and let’s have plenty of fun along the way!
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