Weekly private lessons are for all ages and levels — from age 6 to adult, beginner to professional level. Students have the opportunity to move at their own pace, learning not just how to play particular pieces, but how to hone skills that will serve them in reading and playing any style of music.
For school-aged students, there are many performance and adjudication opportunities through PMTA, ASMTA, and the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Twice a semester, students have the added benefit of learning in a group setting, with a focus on performance, listening, rhythm, sight-reading, and many more areas of musicianship.
In addition to being director of The Rostron Piano Studio, Peggy is principal pianist with MusicaNova Orchestra, and freelance accompanist and soloist. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa and has been active as a piano instructor for over 30 years, and soloist/collaborative pianist for over 40 years. Over the years, she also played French horn with numerous orchestras and chamber groups.
Peggy is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Arizona State Music Teachers Association, the Phoenix Music Teachers Association, and the National Federation of Music Clubs.
"Peggy is an amazing teacher. She is patient and understanding with her students. Her students learn a lot about music, not just how to play beautifully, but theory and technique, also. They learn how and why to play a piece a certain way, too, instead of just learning it. Peggy really is wonderful." ~ Amy, 12-yr.-old student
"Our 17-year-old daughter, Katryn, has studied piano with Ms. Peggy Rostron for a little over a year. During this time her technique has improved tremendously, allowing her to play the more difficult passages with greater ease and musicality. We are very grateful to Peggy for her gentle tenacity, and insistence on attention to detail, which has resulted in more refinement and nuance in Katie's playing." ~ Patti and David, parents of student
"Peggy is a wealth of information on fundamental instrumental study methods and understanding music. Even though I have 45 years of professional experience as a musician and composer, I find that I regularly draw on the insights and guidance I received while studying piano with Peggy." ~ Frank, adult student