The West Omaha Piano Conservatory offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons in a private teaching situation. These private lessons include 15 minutes of individualized computer instruction. Mark Dickmeyer uses two Yamaha acoustic pianos (a C-3 grand and a U-1 studio piano), two digital pianos and one digital synthesizer in his teaching. Private lessons focus on technique and repertoire while computer instruction covers theory, composition, keyboard harmony, sight-reading and ear training. The studio is located near 120th & Center streets. Please feel free to email us at markdickmeyer@cox.net or through the contact link on this site. For personal contact, the phone number is (402) 334-3388.


Each year students have an opportunity to pick from a variety of performing and other motivational activities. To see pictures from various events, visit our Gallery page!


In April/May students may participate in a formal spring recital. These are held in a church or auditorium. Students play from memory for a larger audience. This is their chance to really be a STAR!


In September students in grades K-6 participate in a "Points for Pizza" contest. Students earn points by practicing, completing songs, memorizing songs, looking up and defining the Mystery Word of the Week, remembering three facts about the Composer of the Month and improving their timing in Flash Card Races. Students who earn 35 points are invited to attend a pizza party at a Family Fun Center where they get tokens to play games and enjoy pop and pizza.


In January, the Omaha Music Teacher's Association offers a Music Fundamentals Fair at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Students enter eight different events: Scales, Chords, Cadences, Arpeggios, Ear Training, Sight-Reading, Theory, and Performance. Students receive ribbons, rosettes and trophies for their scores. This is the only event of its kind offered anywhere in the United States!


In January through April students earn tokens for their practice time which they can use to "buy" prizes from the "Token Store."


In March the Omaha Music Teacher's Association offers an audition called the Trophy Fesitval. Students take a theory test and play two memorized pieces of their choice for a judge. They receive a trophy which indicates the rating received.


In July students may enter the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics. Students play two memorized pieces and receive trophies and medals for their performance. A similar event in August sponsored by the Mid-America Music Association rotates between Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis so that students may have an out-of-town audition in the summer.


Each month one student is named Student of the Month. This award is based on any or all of the following criteria: preparedness for lessons, attitude, improvement, special achievements, talent and creativity - just to name a few! The student gets to take home a huge trophy with a plaque with their name engraved on it. After the month, they receive a small wooden plaque to keep.
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