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.
I was a piano major at UNI and received a B.A. in English with a minor in music. I taught music for several years in Iowa and Pennsylvania. I have an M.A. in Reading, which has been invaluable in analyzing learning styles and teaching to each student's strengths. I have been teaching piano for over twenty five years and I'm also active in church music. *** Lesson Details *** I focus on learning the foundations of music as well as the technical skills needed to play piano. I gear the instruction towards finding patterns that make a piece more than a collection of notes and, thus, easier to learn. I've used various curriculum: Alfred, Bastien, Faber, etc. and try to supplement materials with music that is appealing to the individual student. I am very flexible with scheduling and try ...
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
I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. With over 15 years of experience, in both piano and voice, I've had to opportunity to perform, both domestically and internationally, with such great acts as Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and many others. I served as lead singer, pianist, and co-songwriter for a number of independent bands covering numerous genres including, but not limited to, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, and A Capella. Since moving to Washington DC, I've immersed myself within the local music community playing a handful of group and solo acts. I currently maintain a home music studio well equipped with musical instruments and music technology. I'm constantly practicing, writing, and recording to ...
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.
*** Specialties *** I teach many styles and tailor lessons to each student.
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.
SUMMARY: Formally trained musician and DC area native. Skilled and experienced as a pianist, bassist, guitarist, and drummer. I aspire to generate meaningful contributions as both a performer and an instructor. My overall teaching philosophy emphasizes technical mastery of the instrument, strong music reading and theory, along with creativity and improvisation to turn students into a well rounded players. I've studied and performed a number of genres and stay current on the latest in gear and trends in order to stay on the forefront as a competent musician. CORE SKILLS: - Music Theory - Playing Technique - Improvisation - Solo/Ensemble Play - Performance Technique MUSIC EXPERIENCE: - Bassist, Throwdown Syndicate, 2013-Present - Bassist, Above The Silence, 2013-2014 - Church
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.
Steven S holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from San Diego State University. Having just completed a year at SDSU as Lecturer in Piano and Resident Artist in Collaborative Piano, he has relocated to Washington, DC, where he works as a freelance collaborative pianist, chamber artist, and music educator with a new piano studio in his DC home. Mr. Schwarz specializes in teaching motivated adult piano students at every level, from complete beginners to advanced players.
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