We are a small, family-owned music studio located in Pawtucket, RI.
Musician-teachers at Zabinski Music Studio believe music lessons should be FUN and should inspire students to study what they love most about music. Some students seek to become professional musicians someday - and that's awesome! Other students prefer to study music as a hobby that helps them relax, play with friends or just have fun on their own. This is awesome too! We believe the study of music should inspire anyone, regardless of future professional goals.
Our students love to play music. We help them learn how to be better at that. In order to achieve this, we meet with students weekly for 30 minutes. Students are expected to take the skills learned in their lesson and develop a regular at-home practice schedule in order to master these skills.
In order to celebrate new skills and build necessary public performance skills, studio students are invited to perform at our monthly recitals. Our recitals are fun, informal affairs where students perform a piece of their choice. Even beginner students with just a few lessons may perform. The emphasis in these recitals is to practice the skill of performance without the extra pressure of formal performances.
Students who wish to further their performance skills are able to work with their instructor to prepare for formal assessments. Working with the Royal Academy of Music in Canada and the Piano Teacher's Guild, studio instructors prepare students to perform pieces from memory in front of assessors who rate their playing on a predetermined set of guidelines. Assessors are provided by these organizations in order to ensure an unbiased assessment of a students' playing.
To learn more about our teaching philosophy, please see our 'Services' page. To begin the process of signing up for lessons, please see our 'Request Lessons' page.