Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jennifer's Piano Studio is MOVING...to Eagle Mountain!

I am moving to the Eagle's Gate Neighborhood of Eagle Mountain this July. Sadly, this is too far for most of my current students to continue with me as their teacher. As heartbreaking as this is to me, this does mean that I have the blessing of taking on many new students!

If you live in the Eagles Gate Neighborhood or surrounding area and are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic teacher, I may be a good fit for you!

Here's a little about me:
  • I've been teaching piano lessons for 11 years, and can truly say it is my passion
  • I have a Bachelor's degree in teaching with a minor in music from BYU
  • I teach weekly, 30-minute lessons and charge $15/lesson
  • I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced students
  • I will begin teaching lessons in Eagle Mountain in August when school resumes
To your immediate right are some links to other Frequently Asked Questions, or feel free to contact me at 801-310-2237 with any additional questions.

Here are some reviews that piano student parents have written about me:

Michael S. said, "Jennifer is a simply amazing piano teacher. Her enthusiasm for music and the instrument has motivated my daughter to the point where it is truly a passion. She voraciously studies the theory and practices all the exercises. At a little more than a year into lessons she is already "teaching" piano to her friends! Jennifer is one-of-a-kind and I would recommend her to anyone!"

Julie M. said, "My daughter is 9-years-old and was very nervous about taking piano lessons and had a lot of anxiety about playing in front of someone and performing in recitals. Jennifer was great about easing her anxiety and had her prepared so well for group lessons and recitals that she was hardly nervous. My daughter progressed rapidly through her songs because Jennifer had incentives to practice and had practical expectations that made my daughter want to succeed. I was also impressed with how well my daughter was learning theory and rhythm."

Michael & Marilyn W. said, "Jennifer Reynolds has been a one-in-a-million piano teacher! She has innovative and creative ideas to help her students learn in many different and effective ways. She is extremely positive, patient, and kind to her students. She is extremely gifted in finding ways to challenge and motivate her students to do their best. She helps her students develop self-confidence through recitals, performances in small groups, and through her positive praise of the good things they do. I cannot say enough good about her and her teaching--my children have had an AWESOME experience learning piano from Jennifer!"

Greg & Kathy G. said, "We have felt so lucky to have two of our children taking piano lessons from Jennifer. She has the right mix of creativity and fun, knowledge and skill to make learning how to play the piano enjoyable and motivating for our children. We have seen some great progress in both of our children in not only their skill level but in their attitude and enjoyment of the piano."

Pam S. said, "We have loved having Jennifer as our Piano teacher. Both my sons, ages 12 and 9, have loved taking piano from Jennifer. Jennifer has such a wonderful background in music and it is obvious that she is passionate about it. She is also flexible with the kids. If I were looking for a piano teacher for my children Jennifer would definitely be at the top of the list. She is consistent, committed to the kids, and makes learning fun."

Carrian C. said, "Taking piano lessons with Jennifer has not just been about educating our daughter, but inspiring her as well. The thing about music is that its not just something to help your child be more well-rounded, but we've learned it's also something that can help them learn to better appreciate the arts, manage their time better, and apply themselves in all areas of life. With the correct teacher, one who really loves the music and the child, you not only walk away with a son or daughter who knows how to play the piano, but one who is entirely changed in the way that they approach any task. I sincerely believe that learning the piano with Jennifer has taught our daughter to feel things from the music that she is playing, which has been priceless for us as parents and for her as well. We wanted her to start out in piano so that she could learn to play music and understand it, and we walked away with the extra benefit of her gaining her own personal feelings and thoughts that have come from the peaceful moments of playing the piano. Jennifer is such a great teacher to have inspired such a young girl."

Rhonda C. said, "Jennifer has taught my three children piano for the last two years. She has been very good at adapting her teaching to help each one of my children's different personalities so that they will enjoy learning piano, and they have really learned how to play well. We love how she is always calm and patient with them and she is always willing to help them. She has been a wonderful teacher and we have really enjoyed all the creative recitals that my children have participated in. This has been a great experience for my children."

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring Recital and Other Important Info!

Dear Piano Students and Parents,

I have to start by saying how much I love my piano students! It has been a great semester and I have enjoyed working with each one of you!

Here are a few important items of business regarding the rest of May and the upcoming summer months!
  • Our Spring Piano Recital "Music from the Movies" is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m!
  • Every student has been given a Practice Performance card this week at lessons! They are asked to perform their recital piece five different times between now and the recital. 3 of the 5 performances need to be for people that don't live in your house. If they do this and BRING THE CARD TO THE RECITAL, they will be entered into a drawing that night for a $10 Target gift card! Please help them to remember to complete this assignment and to bring their card to the recital! :)
  • Students have also been working on the 30 piece challenge all semester. This challenge ends at the recital, so encourage your students to work hard and finish strong!
  • The week of May 23rd is the last week of school. I will be holding GROUP PIANO LESSONS this week rather than regularly scheduled lessons! At the lesson we will play a song for each other and do some theory activities as a fun way to end the school year. Please sign up for one of the following group times by emailing or texting me asap:
Monday, May 23rd at 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, May 24th at 4:00-5:00
Wednesday, May 25th at 4:00-5:00 

  • There will be NO PIANO LESSONS May 30 - June 5
  • Regular lessons will resume on Monday, June 6. You can keep your piano time that you have now, or if you prefer to change to another day/time for the summer, just contact me to work that out!
  • In July, we will do summer workshops, similar to what we did last summer. More information will be coming as that gets closer.
Thank you so much! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for the privilege of teaching your amazing students,

Jennifer Reynolds

Monday, January 18, 2016

New Year!

It's a new year in piano, and time for a fresh start. :) 

Your students have NEW PRACTICE CHARTS! We are going back to marking down the amount of TIME practiced again. :) If they record the time practiced, and they meet their goal (written on their charts) they can earn a weekly treat or reward. Help remind them to record their practicing every day!

Also, I am really excited about the 30 PIECE CHALLENGE I have issued to all my students! The goal is to pass off 30 songs between the first lesson in January and our Spring Piano Recital in May. This will be a CHALLENGE, but they can do hard things. I will have a special recognition at our Spring Recital for any student who rises to the challenge and accomplishes this feat. :) 

I am proud of all my students, and the energy and dedication they have shown in piano in this new year already! Our Christmas recital was so fun, and I was so happy about the way they each performed their solos and duets. Thank you for having amazing students, and as always, let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 'Mini' Recital!

In an effort to give my students a performing opportunity* this Fall, I have decided to hold a "Mini-Recital." This event will be for STUDENTS ONLY. Sorry parents! This will be like an informal Master Class. All my students will meet together for an hour and perform for one another as they also practice specific listening skills. Treats and some theory games will also be involved. ;) 

Here are the details:

Date: Friday, October 30th
Time: 4 - 5 p.m.
Place: My house!

Please note that we will still hold regularly scheduled lessons this week. This "Mini Recital" will be in addition to regularly scheduled lessons. For those of you who missed a lesson due to my sickness, you can use this event to replace the missed lesson, if you wish. That is completely your choice, however.

I am looking forward to seeing all my students at this fun event!

*Some of you may know that I was planning to schedule a performance opportunity for the students at a local nursing home. I thought that could be a great service and performing opportunity, and was excited about this idea. However, I have been working on it for weeks, and cannot find a nursing home that is interested, or who will even call me back. Bummer! If any of you have any connections to local nursing homes, let me know, as I think this is still a good idea worth pursuing in the future!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July Piano Workshops

With July coming to a close, I would love to hear your feedback on how YOU felt about our month of Piano Workshops! I hope your students enjoyed our workshops as much as I did! I personally loved holding these workshops with your students, but they were also a ton of extra time and work. I can see pros and cons to doing this annually, but I definitely felt that this particular summer was a success. I know that they all went home with some useful information that we will continue to use and refer to during lessons for months and years to come.

Will you please take a moment right now, and complete this short survey about the July piano workshops? This will give you the opportunity to tell me exactly how you feel this month went from a parent's and student's perspective. The survey only has five questions and should only take a few minutes to complete:

Also, just a friendly reminder that every student went home with some 'challenges' or material to work on while they having a break from regular lessons. Every student has some assigned songs to be practicing, and then they received a special assignment from both the rhythm and note reading workshops that can also keep them busy. So even though July was meant to be a little more laid back, be sure to keep progressing and don't forget about piano practice altogether!

AUGUST: I am taking the first week of August off to spend more time with my family. Regular private piano lessons will resume August 10! I am needing to make some changes to my piano schedule to better fit my family's needs. I will contact each of you the first week of August to discuss your schedule as I create a new one for the fall. We will begin our new school schedule for piano on August 10.

Thank you for all you do!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Spring break is coming up on April 6-10.

During spring break, I am going to hold small group lessons IN PLACE OF regularly scheduled piano lessons.  Here are some details about the group lessons:
  • Each group will meet for an hour of learning and fun!
  • About 4 students will come together at a time, grouped by skill level and age.
  • Each student will perform their recital piece that they are learning for the other students, as a mini recital practice.
  • Students will also participate in learning activities and theory review games. We will focus on musical concepts for each level, do some rhythm practice, and note review.
The cost of this lesson will be the same as for a regular lesson.

I have assigned the students into groups, based on their skill level and ages. However, there is some flexibility. PLEASE CONTACT ME ASAP IF YOUR STUDENT NEEDS TO SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT GROUP DAY/TIME.

If in the unfortunate event your student cannot attend ANY of these group lessons, you are still responsible to pay for this week. I will not be doing make up lessons for students who cannot come to a group lesson.

Here are the groups as I have assigned them. Again, please let me know ASAP if you would like to switch to a different group day/time, and we will work it out if possible.

Monday, April 6th

Tuesday, April 7th
10:00 - 11:00

Wednesday, April 8th
3:00 - 4:00
Aaron B
Aaron J 

Wednesday, April 8th
4:00 - 5:00

I am looking forward to a fun, musical and educational spring break!  ;)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Recording Studio Lesson!

Next week’s lesson will be our last lesson until January.   
It will also be our 
Annual “Recording Studio” lesson!

Students will choose 3 – 4 of their favorite and most polished pieces to record.  (Usually recital pieces are good choices for this.)  I will then turn their recordings into musical CDs. 

I will give each student one CD of their recordings as my Christmas gift to them!  They will receive their CD’s at our recital.  

Be sure that your student brings any music they want to record to next week’s lesson, especially if it was a recital piece or another song that isn’t in their usual books. 

Also, a reminder that our recital is scheduled for Thursday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m.  Can’t wait to see you all there!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Merry Christmas!