Frequently Asked Questions

Music Lessons

  • Contact Chaia for an appointment, and suggest two convenient meeting times to talk with her about her approach.
  • Schedule an appointment time to observe a learning activity, allowing time afterwards for questions. Potential students are welcome to observe a class, or sign up for a trial lesson. Please contact Chaia to schedule this.
  • Fill out an application
  • Send in the session fee

Make-ups are scheduled on an availability basis. And all effort is made to fill the spot so the person does not get charged. If the cancellations are less than 48 hours before the scheduled lesson time, the family is billed for the spot that was held for them.

Chaia has a waiting list but always keeps people posted on a regular basis as to when an opening appears. Summer is a separate session and anyone can sign up for classes for just the weeks they will be in town. Otherwise, once an agreement has been reached about a regular time during the school year, the child is expected to commit to a session which typically is a semester, from August to December and January to late May/June.

Chaia has multiple recitals during the year. Often there are practice recitals so children can prepare for the final recital and be comfortable as both a performer and an audience member.

Chaia especially welcomes children who learn differently into her studio and other programs. She tries to find the particular teaching tools that match the child’s learning style. She draws from her experience in special needs, sensory integration, multiple intelligences and more. She starts with children on the piano or preparation for piano as early as 2 and as elderly as 100!

Chaia will help you and guide you through it! When you purchase an instrument for your child, you are providing a special gift of love and music. Choose carefully. You can find several websites that will give you good advice on choosing a guitar. Read this article for helpful tips.

Chaia will help you! Contact her and she will guide you in choosing a keyboard or used piano.

It takes more than good intentions to help your child enjoy practicing the piano. Get a multitude of tips from teacher Chaia’s article on Gentle Practice is available here. Contact Chaia for copies.


All of our camp staff are either professional educators or trained in education. They have clear records, have undergone a comprehensive background check, and have been fingerprinted.

Chaia carries multiple insurance policies that cover camp activities, traveling and activities in people’s homes for lesson, as well as Workers’ Comp insurance for her staff.

Camp days can be drop-in or campers can sign up for the whole program or multiple sessions.


  • Dear Chaia, Thank you for being such an inspiring and cheerful teacher to Eric. His love and appreciation for music has been cultivated by your love and passion. We really appreciate your time and effort, and wish you a wonderful summer ahead

  • Chaia is a gifted teacher who brings a tremendous amount of warmth and wisdom to her classes. She provides a rich, stimulating and engaging music program to the children, and also offers parents information about their children’s experience that helps in their development.

    Karen Friedland-Brown, Director, Parent's Place
  • Every single person raved and made very positive comments about how much fun your presentation was. It was really terrific!

    Donna Weir, Music for Minors, Docent Training Program for Schools
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