About the Studio
Helen Honoree Myers, N.C.T.M. has been teaching private and group
piano lessons for over thirty years. She holds a Bachelor of Music
degree in Piano Pedagogy with a secondary concentration in Performance
from Loyola University. She taught private and group lessons through the
Loyola Preparatory Arts Program from 1986-2000, and has recently
rejoined the piano faculty at the Loyola Preparatory Arts Program. Mrs.
Myers is the high school choral director and piano and Fine Arts
instructor at Ursuline Academy. She is permanently state and nationally
certified to teach piano through Louisiana Music Teachers Association
and Music Teachers National Association. Mrs. Myers is a certified and
licensed Musikgarten instructor, teaching classes at Loyola University
and Hall Piano.
Lessons are based on a nine-month academic year with a 30 minute
private lesson and a 30 minute group class each week for a minimum
of 32 weeks of instruction.
- Private & group lessons
- Private lessons, adults only
- Group lessons, beginners only
Students are expected to participate in a minimum of three
activities per year: the Swanz Cup, (formerly the Gold Cup Classic),
the Louisiana Music Teachers’ Association Piano Rally and the end of
the year recital. These are the three least competitive events
offered. There are however, numerous other contests, auditions and
festivals in which my students, if they desire, and if the teacher
so recommends may participate. Many of these other events involve
performing for an audience.
Minimum of 5 practice days each week
Arrange a set time for practice and insist on it being kept.
Thirty minutes each day is the minimum for younger students, 45
minutes for older students.
Assignments followed carefully
Attendance at group classes
Students are excused from group classes ONLY if there is not
an appropriate one available.
Notebooks checked regularly by parents
Besides checking on assignments, parents will often find
communications from me.
Arrival and pick-up on time for lessons and classes
It is especially important that the last students of the day
be picked up on time, due to babysitters and dinner.
Nails clipped SHORT
Student’s piano tuned and maintained once a year
Tuition paid on time
If paying with cash, please have music notebook available for
a receipt, which has a page designated especially for this.
Uninterrupted lessons and classes
For conferences or messages, please use the notebook or
telephone. I make every effort not to answer calls during
lessons and depend heavily on my answering machine.