Taryn K.

Taryn K.

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1 Review
Baltimore, MD

Piano

Levels Taught: Advanced

I mainly work with the "Piano Adventures" series for beginner students. For more experienced students, I try incorporate classical music while also focusing on music that accommodates to the interests of the individual.
I believe that strong technique and basic musical knowledge are both important in creating well rounded musicians. With that in mind, I incorporate technical exercises, such as scale work, as well as music theory into my lessons.

About Taryn K.

Background Check: Last verified 12/04/2013
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 20
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 20

Overview

I am a University of Hawaii Piano Performance Major with a training emphasis in classical piano. I have taken multiple AMEB piano examinations, as well as performed in various recitals, culminating in an undergraduate music certification. I have been playing for 15 years, working with a variety of musical and performance styles, including individual performance, accompaniment, and musical collaboration. These experiences have given me the skills to tackle and communicate musical themes and ideas to students with a range of learning styles and needs, from beginning to advanced, classical to leisure.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is very dependent upon the need of the individual student. I believe that each person learns differently, and different people require unique methods of communication (visual, aural, descriptive), as well as structure of classes. In addition, I understand that students are hoping to gain different things from learning any instrument. Given this, I really try to cater to what a student wants, and how they learn best. However, I also believe that no student can learn and advance without an understanding of theory and development of technique. I generally use the Piano Adventures curriculum with my beginning students, however for intermediate and advanced students, I prefer to allow more freedom in the pieces that are learned. While studying with me, you can expect to develop technique through the study of classical music, gain an advanced understanding of music theory, and develop the ability to not only play well, but to perform well too!

*** Studio Equipment ***
f/w keyboard in common area w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the piano. The students should be responsible for getting the proper music books necessary for teaching.

*** Specialties ***
The genre I am most experience with is classical music.

Experience

Piano Teacer, Voice teacher Jan 2012 - Present
Takelessons

I teach piano to students of all experience levels and all ages. I also teach voice lessons at a beginner level.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performace Sep 2006 - Mar 2011
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Languages Spoken

French Limited Proficiency

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taryn is responsive to my objectives and brings creativity to the task. I'm a guitarist with 35 years of semi-pro and professional experience, with the ability to sub on simple keyboards parts. I chose Taryn from the available group of piano teachers because of her classical training. Her background is important because my goal is to acquire correct technique and become proficient at sightreading. Taryn understands that an adult student, especially one with previous performing experience, brings a perspective that's different from a child's, or from an adult with no previous experience. She communicates well and is appropriately flexible when required, but firm in her adherence to teaching the fundamentals that will help me accomplish my goals. January 28, 2013