Master of Music,
Piano Performance, Boise State University
Performance, University of Mary
B.S. Music Education, University of Mary
University of Mary,
Bismarck State College and Dickinson State University
Music Teachers Association
And Music Teachers National Association
Home address: 513 Macon Dr., Bismarck, ND 58504
search "Michael Langer piano"
PAYMENT OF FEES
a flat rate of
month for weekly
monthly fee is due in advance by the first lesson of the month.
Cash is acceptable.
Checks can be made payable to Michael Langer.
Lessons will be held
at my home
at 513 M
Please arrive at least five
minutes early to allow your child to start immediately at their scheduled time. You are welcome to
wait in or outside my home studio
return at the end of the lesson to
pick up your child.
If you do leave, please do not be late to pick up your child.
me with any scheduling or other business items you may like to discuss outside of your child’s lesson time
, and anyone else's lesson time.
Potentially, lessons could be held at the University of Mary in the Claremont Center for Performing Arts in my teaching studio, room C224.
will run from September 1 to December 21. There will be no lessons on the following holidays.
There will be no lessons from December 22-January 1.
will run from January 2 to May
. There will be no lessons on the following holidays.
If I am unable to give a lesson at
your scheduled time, I will contact
you and try to reschedule. If a make-up lesson time cannot be found, I
credit you the cost of that lesson to the next month. If you are unable to make it to a
lesson, please call me and try to reschedule. Rescheduling must be done at least 24 hours previous to a lesson; if not, the lesson will not be refunded.
In the event of cancellation of piano lessons, notice must be given no later than 30 days in advance of the final lesson. If notice is not given
30 days in advance
, tuition will be due for the next 30 days
following the date that notice is given, i.e. if you tell me you plan to quit lessons in two weeks, tuition will be due for an additional two weeks following the final lesson. W
hy is this?
hen you quit, I have to find a student to fill your time slot, and that can take several weeks.
In the case of illness that is contagious, lesson attendance should be avoided. I am not interested in sharing your child’s germs, and neither are the rest of my students. If I am sick I will cancel lessons. If possible, I will make them up at a later date.
Skype can be an option in the case of
weather or if a student needs to stay home but is not too ill to participate in a lesson.
Continuing lessons or scheduling
less frequent lessons during the summer months are
and can be very beneficial. This s
chedule can be
flexible to suit
the individual needs
of the student
. Three to four lessons per month is the same monthly rate of $
One to t
wo lessons a month will be charged half price at $
The summer term runs from June 1-August 31.
"Only practice on the days you eat."
Playing piano is a
skill that t
akes time and effort to develop. Your child
should have a regular, non-interrupted daily practice ti
I can make recommendati
ons of piano tuners if needed
. A digital piano is acceptable for beginners
however, if a student plans to advance in pia
no, an acoustic piano is a
I can make recommendations on purchasing quality and affordable pianos.
Students are encouraged to keep a practice record
in their assignment notebook.
that each student practice 15-20 mi
nutes a day for beginners, and
t least a
full hour a day
for intermediate to
that parents of beginning
your child after each new lesson to listen to them play and to make sure they are practicing ALL of their assigned material. I will keep a record o
f their weekly assignment in their music journal. Your support at
encouragement, praise, and discipline when needed
the beginning student
Some students may need more encouragement than others. ALL students will have day they don't want to practice. Someday they will thank you for making them practice.
If a student shows signs that they are not practicing at home then I will contact the parent to assess the situation and help create a solution. If the problem persists,
this may be grounds for dismissal
from the studio.
OF MUSIC MATERIALS
Music books and
materials can be purchased at
1655 N. Grandview Ln. in Bismarck
I will let you know in advance
when your child
pick up and pur
chase books myself, and can be
when the next month’s tuition is due.
Festival and competition entry fees can also be reimbursed to me.
Dress Attire: Students should dress formally. Bl
ack and white is preferred. It’s good to
test out the clothing at your piano at home to make sure it's com
fortable to play in.
Dress shoes, dress pants, shirt and tie and/or vest
ress pants, d
s or skirts
Shoes need to be comfortable and make it easy to use the piano pedals.
These especially should be tried out at home.
Sunday, November 18 at 4:00
MC Piano Festival Solo/Ensemble
, Clairmont Center for
Piano Festival Concertos
, Bismarck Public Library
Spring Piano Recital
or early June
Bismarck Public Library
Belle Mehus Piano Scholarship Competition
Application Deadline February
, Bismarck Public Library
Grades 6-11. $200
Greg Slag Scholarship Competition
Application Deadline February
Monday evening, late February, Bismarck Public Library
Only for Seniors planning to major in music
BMMTA Scholarship Competition
, Bismarck Public Library.
TMC International Music Camp Scholarship Competition
Application with recording
(no live audition)
due by April
Wednesday, June 1
Application due mid September
: Late October
, Valley City
(different state every year)
different city every year)
Students who have completed
their Freshman year and older are eligible and encouraged to take private piano lessons through BSC. High school students who register for this course are considered “early entry” students at BSC. The cost is around $200 per semester. You have an option of 30-minute or 60-minute lessons once a week and you receive a minimum of 10 lessons per semester. You will receive one
credit per semester which will be applied to your college transcript. There is no limit to the amount of semesters you register. This is still just a private lesson, so the schedule is flexible and is typically during my normal evening teaching hours. If the student has a free hour during the day it may be possible to schedule during the day.
I’m more than happy to answer any questions you m
ay have concerning this studio policy
or my teaching procedure. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns. I’m looking forward to working with you and your child!