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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
For beginner piano students, we will start by exploring our way around the piano, and begin building a music theory base. Then, we will continue on at a pace specific to the student, learning skills like how to read music, how to play scales and other exercises, and how to play a piece of music that I assign. For intermediate students, we will begin by assessing your current skills, then build upon them with etudes and exercises like the Hanon technique, and learn pieces from various musical eras. We can also explore Musical Theater and Pop music.
I have been teaching piano for over five years. My students have started with no knowledge of music and gone on to study advanced piano. 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 specialize in beginning classical piano and pop keyboard-style piano. I typically use a combination of Faber & Faber curriculum and my own curriculum which teaches pop chords and improvisation. I love working with students of all levels and look forward to meeting you!
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