On the Education page, you will find an overview of Seth Butler Music Studio, including private lesson information, calendar events, studio policies, and downloadable playalong files.

Private Lessons

Seth teaches private lessons at Rock-n-Bach Music Studio, 129 Plaza Circle, Waterloo, IA, 50613. Lessons are offered on a weekly basis for 42 weeks of the year. Lessons are offered as Basic or Premium.

Basic Lessons are 30-minute lessons targeted towards beginners (in their first few years of piano playing) aged 8 through adult. Students enrolled in Basic Lessons will have access to the following skills, opportunities, and resources:

  • Music fundamentals: learn how to play music by ear and from notation.
  • Learn well-known folk songs and classical themes.
  • Performance opportunities: three studio recitals each year. Select students may be invited to more opportunities.
  • Access to playalong recordings to guide your practice sessions at home.

Premium Lessons are 45-minute lessons for students who have a minimum of three years of music experience (either in lessons or informally). In addition to the features listed above, students enrolled in Premium Lessons will have access to the following skills, activities, and opportunities:

  • Composition: create your own music with guidance from a professional.
  • Improvisation: learn to improvise in the jazz styles–VERY useful for MS/HS students wanting to play in their school jazz ensembles.
  • Music recording: record your performances in the studio using multi-track recording and MIDI sequencing.

Student Collaboration

Opportunities for student collaboration are encouraged and facilitated. Opportunities may include…

  • Piano duos
  • Jazz combos
  • Classical chamber music ensembles
  • Collaborative multi-track recording

Performances will be organized on a case-by-case basis.


Studio Policies

Click the link below to download the PDF document detailing policies and procedures on Tuition, Attendance, Absences, and more. Enrolled students will need to print the Signature Page, sign it, and bring it with their first payment.

Rock-n-Bach Music School 2017-2018

Seths specific policies 2017-2018

Folk Song Collection: Playalong files

Enrolled students will have access to the Folk Song Collection, which is a Google Drive folder that contains MP3 playalong files for all folk songs assigned. Click on the link below to access the Folk Song Collection.

How do I enroll?

Visit the Contact page and submit a message declaring your intentions. I look forward to hearing from you!