I am a teacher who views each of my students as individuals, and music as a gift from God.   No two students are exactly alike and children (as well as adults) learn in a variety of ways.  I really enjoy this individuality!   My role is to help students and their families achieve their personal musical goals.

Studying the piano is good for students of all ages!  It can be used for personal expression, a means of setting and achieving goals, and is a great vehicle for creative and cognitive development.   Students in my studio are expected to practice 6 days per week and work toward the goal of their own personal 'best'.  I endeavor to teach with precision and high standards, in a positive learning environment.   - Mrs. Harkey

Click on the "Registration" link above to designate interest in becoming a student.

Students in the Harkey Piano Studio experience:
  • performing on studio recital every year*
  • participating in DE State Music Teacher's Association festivals*
  • ear training
  • theory
  • dictation
  • interactive music games*
  • sightreading
  • music history / listening assignments

* optional for adult students

The teaching studio is located in Fair Hill, MD, approx. two miles north of the "Fair Hill Inn" at the intersection of Rts 273 & 213.

Tuition Rate / Policy:
2017-2018 Tuition Rate is $30/half hour payable in advance monthly via cash or check (preferred).   Paypal is also available for your convenience. (https://www.paypal.me/JoyceHarkey)  Festival registration fees, books and music are an additional cost. 

Up to 4 lesson credits are issued per school year (Sept-May) for missed lessons.

Studio lesson rates will never increase for students maintaining their enrollment.  Students who stop during the summer and restart will be subject to any new rate increase going forward. 

A detailed studio policy is available under Resources tab, near the bottom under "Files".   Please read and bring the last page signed to the first lesson.  
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