Private Piano Lessons

Ages 7 - Adults
Tuesdays or Thursday, 30-minute lessons

$200 for non-members per 8-week session
$180 for members per 8-week session
Online Option Available

Call to schedule a 30-minute private lesson time between 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

Private lessons begin with a 30-minute consultation to determine the participant's level and goals.  Together, the participant and the teacher will identify an agenda, a practice commitment and schedule, choice of music style, and the type of support needed for the year. Private Piano Lessons are offered in 8-week sessions. There will be a winter and spring recital scheduled to highlight our music students accomplishments.
After you register call:  Lisa Zupon 513-728-4266 to schedule a time for your 30-minute private lesson.

Online Available:  For those not ready to do in-person lessons yet, we also offer online Zoom lessons.  Participants will need to download the free program - Zoom onto their computer or Ipad prior to the first class.  Participants will receive an invitation link with specific instructions on how to join each class.

When registering you need to select in-person or online. You may change this at any time during the session.

Private Piano lessons are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 2:00 - 7:00 pm.  In-person lessons are held at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station. Call Lisa Zupon 513-728-4266 to select your private 30-minute lesson time.

Session 6 is only 7 Weeks. No class week of Thanksgiving.

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

Private Piano Lesson Sessions: Dates Day and Time Non-member / 
Member Fee          
2022 Session 4 7/5 -  - 8/25/2022
8 Weeks
TUE or THUR 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. $200 / $180 Register Here
2022 Session 5 8/30 - 10/20/2022
8 Weeks
TUE or THUR 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. $200 / $180 Register Here
2022 Session 6 10/25 - 12/15/2022
7 Weeks
TUE or THUR 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. $175 / $157.50 Register Here

We are pleased you are joining us for piano lessons at ArtsConnect!

When you begin your lessons, we will evaluate your musical skills before starting lessons. Together, we will determine whether you will study with Dr. John or Ms. Suzanne. A program tailored to your skill level will be developed for you with materials that we can offer to you. We will consult with each other on your progress and provide evaluations throughout the process.

If you decide after a 8-week session to continue lessons then we can include you in:

  • Bi-annual recitals and
  • MTNA festival auditions opportunity to earn
    an award for your progress!
  • Other opportunities may arise for you as well.

John and Suzanne Carpenter
True Virtuoso Piano Studio

John and Suzanne Carpenter

Instructors - True Virtuoso Piano Studio
Suzanne and John Carpenter

Ms. Suzanne is a highly trained and experienced teacher. She has studied at Oberlin College and Conservatory while attending grade school. She attended school at Interlochen Arts Academy. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in music (and art, drama, dance and creative writing)  from the University of Connecticut and Masters studies at Antioch in Special Education. She taught at East Manhattan School for Bright and Gifted in New York, taught in Mt. Healthy schools preK-12, and has run 3 piano studios.

Dr. John is a concert pianist. He has the Artist diploma from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (a doctoral degree awarded him due to his high level attained in his piano performance after finishing his DMA coursework),
Masters of Music from Manhattan School of Music and Bachelor’s in Music from Manhattan school of Music. He has recently played in the Los Angeles area with the orchestra and at the NAMM monster concerts and with the Dayton philharmonic. Dr. John won first place in the BMTA international piano competition in the solo division.  He plays the traditional service for Mother of God in Covington and for the Wyoming Choir, and has a Radio show on WAIF 88.3 F.M. in Cincinnati, “Music Making Together – a building community program”.

Carmen Variations played by John Carpenter on a Hallet Davis Piano.

Contact Us

  1. Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

    Don't wait to register! Classes may be cancelled to low registration or fill up before you have a chance to register. 

    Class cancellations due to weather will be made one hour prior to class start times and will be listed on the homepage of the ArtsConnect website at To verify any weather closings, call 513-522-2108. In most instances, classes cancelled by weather will be made up by adding an additional class to the end of the session.

    Due to costs incurred planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the ArtsConnect cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student or transfer to a new session.  View the full class refund policy here.

    To notify us of an early cancellation, please send an email to 

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director