Hello! I am Carol Lombard and I love teaching piano. Why do I teach? Because I enjoy working with a variety of students, each with a one-of-a-kind personality and individual delight in specific types of music-making at the piano. Would your child enjoy a relaxed, recreational-based piano playing experience or a traditional, mastery-based approach to lessons? Does your child find joy in creating music at the piano? Love to perform? Quietly stay on the sidelines and simply make music for himself/herself at home? I am happy to design a program that meets your child's musical needs. Call or email me and let's talk about the possibilities! ~Carol
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
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.