I have been teaching piano for over ten years. I begin with a strong basis in proper technique, with curved, strong fingers, but relaxed hands and arms. I teach theory, exercises and sight-reading alongside the pieces. I encourage the student to learn music that they are interested in as well, from celtic to popular.
It is my goal to have students perform pieces with comfort, strength and for memory.
My teaching philosophy is to cultivate a love for music while learning the best way to approach the instrument and learning how to play well. Like any good goal, hard work and patience are needed, but ultimately love of the pursuit of making music.
Elizabeth L. has studied music from the age of six. At nine, she began taking harp lessons with Elizabeth Motter, formerly of the Illinois Symphony and currently of the Cincinnati Symphony. Elizabeth spent many summers furthering her studies at various harp camps around the world. In the summer of 1995, she attended Benslow harp camp in Benslow, England. In the summer of 1996, she studied with Alice Spero Keene at the University of Illinois summer camp in Champaign-Urbana. In 1998, she attended the summer harp course at Indiana University where she studied with Susanne McDonald. At the age of 14, Interlochen Arts Academy accepted her into their program for high school. Interlochen is a boarding arts high school in northern Michigan, which offers a college preparatory study ...
This is the first instrument I ever learned. It is a great foundation to all instruments. I can teach you the basics and more from if you're interested in chords to jam with a band or classic repertoire for piano.
I am a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. My higher education started in the Fall of 2006 when I began attending Daytona Beach Community College. My two years there were spent fully engaged in all activities. I finished my GED requirements while participating in many ensembles like the Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, Daytona Beach Community College Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Falcon Pans (steel drum ensemble), Pit Orchestra for musicals, and Choir. All of these ensembles helped me increase my awareness of many different teaching and directing styles. I enjoyed participating in the college’s annual Medieval Yuletide Feast while playing the trombone, tuba, and singing in the choir. These experiences augmented my ...
One of my strengths as a teacher is that I can easily cater and adjust to the needs of the student and their learning processes. I formulate my lesson plans according to the level, experience, and goals of the student. Each lesson is extremely personalized and highly individualized to maximize the potential success of the student during our time together.
Research has proven that performing music is one of the few activities that engages both the left and the right portions of the brain simultaneously. Towards this end, my teaching places equal importance on developing a strong technique all while nurturing creative instincts.
For eight years now, Samantha has combined her love of music with her passion of cultivating an understanding and affinity to music in others by maintaining a private voice and piano studio for all ages and levels. As a performer herself, Samantha understands what it is like to be a student. Therefore, she makes it a goal to create a warm and nurturing environment while simultaneously challenging and daring her students to reach beyond what they think is possible. A current voice student wrote this about Samantha: "I love taking lessons with Samantha! She really has a lot of patience and works well with my voice. She doesn't give up on helping me reach notes, and makes me realize that I can do more with my voice than I would expect. She has developed my voice in the best way ...
I have been personally playing the piano for almost 40 years. I use several approaches depending on student's specific learning process and goals. No one leaves their first lesson without playing something on the piano.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life. By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association. As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist. Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in Music, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society. During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The ...
I like music to be fun!! I have created my own curriculum using colorful animals to learn the notes on the staffs. My students of all ages love the animals.
Bonnie started piano at age 4, clarinet by third grade, and oboe in the 8th grade. In High School, she played oboe, bagpipes, and saxophone in the jazz band winning the Best Jazz Soloist Award. She also won the Young Artist Competition and played with the Tampa Symphony. While attending USF, she continued to perform with the Tampa Symphony and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended the University of Michigan and received her Master of Music degree and performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many chamber groups in the area. In 2003, she created the Pop Oboe series with 4 CDs, a member of the Recording Academy and had her cds on the Grammy Nomination list. Now in the Orlando area, she is a freelance musician and has performed at Universal, The ...
I'm able to adapt my teaching style to my student's unique way of thinking and communicate musical concepts in a way they can understand. I believe in not only teaching the mechanics of how to play the piano, but also the ÂLanguage of Music,Â which provides students with a holistic understanding that encompasses theory, technique, sight reading, basic composition, and performance, all while sharing my personal joy of music. Children age 5 to adults, beginners to advanced levels.
PIANO TEACHER/TUTOR BIO: Rosely P. was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and emigrated with her family to the United States, moving to Brooklyn in 1962 at the age of 9. She began her piano training in Brazil at the age of 7 and continued her studies in New York. Ms. P. speaks three languages fluently - English, Portuguese and Spanish. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Ms. P. attended Hunter College briefly while continuing with piano lessons and had operatic training with a voice coach associated with the New York Metropolitan Opera. At 17, she became a member of the Harry Belafonte Group, touring the tri-state area schools as a singer in a musical history presentation highlighting African influence on Brazilian music. Also during this time, while continuing piano ...
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