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Phillip teaches any level from ages 4-100. Anyone can learn at any age.
I have been teaching piano for almost 20 years. I have taught classical, blues, jazz, country and gospel styles. I am well versed in traditional methods of piano study, but I also have a great deal of success in helping classically trained students learn how to play rock, blues and jazz styles.
Learning Piano by Learning to Read Music
Emphasis on Posture, Hand and Finger Control at the Keyboard, Controlled Relaxation
Classical and Popular Styles
Piano is an excellent instrument for expressing yourself! My students have started with no knowledge of music and gone on to be proficient at reading sheet music and pop chords. Within the first few lessons you will be able to play basic songs on the piano and overtime you will be able to read music with ease. I teach a hybrid of classical technique and popular style. I use the Faber & Faber curriculum for theory, technique, and repertoire. In addition, I encourage students to study popular repertoire (things they might hear on the radio and want to learn how to play)! In our popular repertoire, we learn how to read chord charts and learn a melody by ear. I also welcome developing songs you may be making up at home and experimenting with improvisation. I believe strongly in having fun with piano and playing things you are interested in! I love working with students of all levels and look forward to meeting you!
Learn the foundations of playing the piano and making great sounding music. This will include general music theory, reading music, playing single, two, three, and four octave scales both single and double handed. You will also learn to play chords and the different inversions in all their intricacies, and much more. Let's get started playing great music today!
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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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