Hello! I am Carol Lombard and I love teaching piano.
Why do I teach? Because I enjoy nurturing the creative and expressive musical spirit in each unique student. You can read below about the special features in my lesson offerings, including off-bench activities, creative play, and a flexible and balanced approach to a home practice philosophy in the context of family life.
Call or email me today 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
For students who find joy in performing music for others, I am able to offer a variety of performance opportunities as a member of several professional and community organizations: through Music Teachers National Association (MTNA); Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA); La Crosse Area Music Teachers Association (LAMTA); and others, 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.