Congratulations to Javier A., one of our talented piano teachers in Sacramento, CA, who is this week’s Rock Star Teacher of the Week! Javier has been with TakeLessons since February 2009, and is popular with his students due to his versatile teaching style; they describe him as patient, supportive, and praise his ability to make learning the piano fun!
Javier’s musical journey began when he decided to take private piano lessons during his years as a high school student in Mexico. He later studied music notation and tried his hand at composing, eventually releasing two CDs of his own compositions. Javier’s musical education continues to this day, as he is currently enrolled in a program focusing on technique, performing, and music ensembles at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Javier believes music makes an individual happier and assists in intellectual growth. His approach to teaching is to let students discover music by showing them how to relate to the piano first, then gradually introducing music notation, scales, chords, and other exercises after they become familiar with the instrument. He teaches in both classical and contemporary styles, altering his method to fit each student’s needs. Wonderful job, Javier – keep up the great work!