Teaching for over 40 years, classic to blues and all in between
Accordion and Piano are my secondary instruments.
The Palmer Hughes method consist of about 7 books piano and 10 for accordion. I will teach to book 5 on the accordion, and to book 6 on the piano. This will put you well into the advanced level and time to find a teacher who will help you to develop Advanced Technics in your special genera of music. You will leave with a firm foundation for what ever you wish to continue in..
On average a student will complete a book in about a years or less.
I have played all genres of music at one time or another, but my favorite is playing in a old style Big Band. There is nothing sweeter than a band playing the blues and swing, even better when there is a floor for dancing . I have far more training and exposure on the woodwind instruments because of my background, but will teach the others instruments gladly.
I have taught piano, on and off, since high school.
I served as a professional accompanist, and also organist choir master for 6 years in Kansas City.
Students learn music theory as applied to the keyboard, sight-reading, improvisation and the application of classical technique to modern styles.
I have been playing piano since the age of eight and absolutely love the power this instrument has. I am a firm believer in teaching to someones strengths and learning style, which makes me different than other teachers. I have a number and color method that have proven well with younger children.
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