Hello! I am Carol Lombard and I absolutely love teaching piano. Why do I teach? Because I am thrilled when I hear beautiful music, am inspired to unlock the secrets of creating and interpreting music with emotion, and love to pass along the tools of confident playing to a new generation of students and their families who delight in musical beauty. The gleam of joy in a student's eye when s/he uses skilled artistry that makes the piano sing with a panorama of lovely tone color is worth every bit of work that goes into such a moment. Are you moved by uplifting piano music? Contact me to start your family on a joyful journey to new musical horizons! ~Carol
At Piano Panorama Studio, your child's curriculum will be tailored to his or her unique musical needs, gifts, and desires. I provide a variety of musical experiences both at the piano and off-bench to stimulate musical curiosity and to facilitate well-rounded musicianship. I welcome both new and transfer students of any and all ability levels and musical backgrounds. Call or write today to discuss lesson design options for your child!
Piano Panorama students have opportunity to express themselves creatively during lessons and in between during home practice. From improvisation to start a lesson, to composition where students are encouraged to write down their musical ideas to save for posterity, children are given an outlet to bring out the music inside of them. I love the way they reveal their inventiveness and expressive natures!
New for 2020!
Join Piano Panorama in 2020 to celebrate one of the major events of the century: Beethoven's 250th Birthday! Be part of the year-long festivities that feature this beloved, iconic and quirky personality --- a titan of the music world who broke through the boundaries of classicism to forge paths of innovation that thrill music students and audiences alike. Your children will love to meet Beethoven at 250!
I was lucky to begin my studies with Carol. Through teaching sightreading and theory, she cultivated a skill set in me that others in the music field hadn't developed early in their careers, which made it possible for me to be an active, successful musician at a younger age than most and to be able to take many gigs at a time while still maintaining a high level of performance quality.
Additionally, her patience, kindness, and words of encouragement allowed me to embrace my love of music early on and assuaged any performance anxiety that a young musician could have. I cherish my lessons with Carol and truly believe that she is one of the best teachers a young student could begin his/her musical journey with!
~Clara Byom, multi-instrumentalist, musicologist, archivist, Co-founder/Co-director of New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, M.Mu. University of New Mexico, B.A. Luther College
As a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA), and La Crosse Area Music Teachers Association (LAMTA), and through association with other arts organizations, I am able to offer my piano students a variety of performance opportunities, including the following:
LAMTA PianoFest (for grades 1 through 6) and Halloween Showcase (all ages)
WMTA District Auditions (grade 1 through adult); Badger State Competition (WMTA qualifiers in grades 4+)
WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association) Solo and Ensemble Festivals (middle and high school)
Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center concerts with intermediate/advanced pianists
Piano Panorama Studio Recitals (all ages and levels!)
Other performances you choose: school, church, community --- I'm happy to help students prepare for these!
After all of the time that is spent practicing, many students find performing to be an affirming and vitalizing experience. Music taken out of the realm of the solitary --- practicing alone --- and shared with an audience becomes a gift to be treasured in both the giving and receiving.