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.

ArtsConnects' top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff.  There will be a large plastic partition in-between the student and instructor and they will be seated 6 ft apart.  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 anytime 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 will only be 7 weeks. There will be No Classes Thanksgiving break.

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

Private Piano Lessons Session Dates Day and Time Non-member / Member Fee           Register
Session 4 7/8 - 8/26/2021 TUE or THUR 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. $200 / $180 Register Here
Session 5 9/2 - 10/21/2021 TUE or THUR 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. $200 / $180 Register Here
Session 6 10/28 - 12/16/2021
7 wks, No class 
Thanksgiving week
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.




Ages 18 & over

Saturdays Jan 16 & 23 OR May 15 & 22, 2021

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

$75 Non-member / $67.50 Member

In this 3-day course, learn the power of audacity by creating audio/visual digital projects. Audacity is a free program used to manipulate sound. Learn to do voice-overs, song mixes, multi-track recordings, and much more. Bring a laptop, headphones or earbuds and your favorite MP3 audio files to use in your project. Please download the free program - Audacity, prior to the first class.

Audacity Workshop takes place on Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm at ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the fire station.  All three classes included in the fee.

Be Audacious, Use Audacity
Workshop Date
Day and Time Non-member / Member Fee Register
Saturdays, Jan 16 & 23, 2021 (2wks) 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. $75 / $67.50 Register Here
Saturdays, May 15 & 22, 2021 (2wks) 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. $75 / $67.50 Register Here


Ages 14 & over

Coming Session 4- 6

$75 Non-member / $67.50 Member

Participants will learn how to present a radio show, arrange music, operate an on-air board, and interview people for a show.  The final workshop day will take place at the local Cincinnati radio station, WAIF, 88.3 FM. Please bring a laptop, if you have one.

Saturday workshops are held at 10 am - 12 pm in ArtsConnect Springfield Township Arts Center and Monday from 8 - 10 pm at WAIF 88.3 FM.  All three classes included in the fee.

Royalty free radio broadcast image
Creative Radio Broadcast 
Workshop Date
Day and Time Non-member / Member Fee Register
Coming Session 4 - 6 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8:00 - 10 p.m.
$75 / $67.50 Register Here

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