Welcome...

I'm Rose Eide-Altman and I enjoy teaching piano to a variety of students, beginners to advanced, young and old. I have a Master of Music degree and have the certification of "NCTM": Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. from the Music Teacher's National Association, the primary independant piano teacher's organization. For over 30 years I have been teaching piano independently in the Washington/Baltimore area.  Currently I am the primary piano instructor at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD and the majority of my students are teenagers and adults, age 16-80.

Piano lessons at Carroll Community College

Individual piano lessons at the college are available to adults of any age and level of experience.  The price for lessons is one of the best rates around, even factoring in semester fees and applied music fees.  And for seniors 60+ the tuition is reduced/waived, though the fees still apply.  Currently I am on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day.  Whether you want to start playing the piano as a beginner or dust off your skills and learn new music, whether you want to play as a hobby or a profession, I can help you realize your goals!  Visit the college website for current rates.  Email me at the college for more information, reidealtman@carrollcc.edu.

Piano lessons at my home studio

Individual piano lessons for students, ages 5 to 85 years old, are available at my home studio south of Sykesville, MD.  Learning the piano forms a foundation for the study of any musical instrument for young children.  Playing the piano as an adult provides stress relief and builds confidence.  And advanced piano skills can provide a source of income when used in churches or community groups.

Lessons are once a week and can be 30 minutes for beginners and 45 or 60 minutes for more experienced pianists.  They include the study of music theory and keyboard technique.  See the Fees and Policies page for rates.

It is vitally important to have daily access to a piano in order to make progress and learn the weekly lesson assignment.  The minimum amount of weekly practice time is 2 hours, and will need to be longer with 45 or 60 minute lessons and more difficult music.  Electric keyboards are only suggested for beginners for the first year or two.

Contact me today for your free trial lesson!  It will give you an opportunity to meet me and discuss your goals for piano study.  See my contact information at the bottom of this page.