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I've been teaching piano for over 25 years and have taught students from 4 to 70. I try to show each student how to analyze the music to find patterns that make learning notes and rhythms easier.
I also emphasize strategies for practicing that make learning new material a quicker and more efficient process.
We concentrate on developing proper technique including posture and fingering, scales and strengthening exercises, beginning to intermediate theory, musicality and knowledge of repertoire in various genres
Experienced music teacher of 16 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music skills. I specialize in Classical, Jazz, typically use Faber books.
Learning to play the piano is one of the keys to a strong musical foundation, upon which playing everything else becomes a little bit easier. I've been playing piano for more than 20 years, and possess the know-how to help you up your game whether you're a neophyte, mid-level, or advanced player. My overall teaching philosophy emphasizes technical mastery of the instrument, strong music reading and theory, along with creativity and improvisation to turn you into a well rounded player.
My fundamental approach to playing and teaching piano follows a principle enunciated by the legendary Glenn Gould: "We do not play the piano with our fingers but with our mind." I focus on the mental and conceptual aspects of interpretation at the piano -- not to the exclusion of the physical component, but stressing that bringing these physical actions under conscious control is the key to success at the keyboard.
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Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!
Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.
Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.
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