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Phillip teaches any level from ages 4-100. Anyone can learn at any age.
Having played and studied piano since the age of 6, I have acquired the knowledge required to teach students of beginning and intermediate levels a complete and well rounded technique. Lessons include scale work, music theory, ear training, correct postural techniques, and musical styles. I incorporate classical, jazz, blues, pop, and American folk repertoire to ensure students are confident in playing a variety of styles. My students range in age from 4-40. Games are a big part of my teaching style, and I employ them during each lesson to incorporate fun with fundamentals. If my students aren't having fun, I'm not doing my job.
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.
I'm not here to make a performance major out of every student. I'm here to teach students to love to learn music with the natural talents they already have! If they love to learn this will carry on into every other subject that they need to learn! It's proven that playing music is the number one thing parents can involve their children in to help them become better thinkers.
I have been teaching since 2005. My beginner students walk away from their first lesson knowing how to play a song (from Mozart to Modern), and my intermediate students get a breath of fresh air with my unique perspective as a composer. Our lessons can be as simple or as in-depth as you prefer each session to be. Every aspect of performance and practice is on the table and available for discussion and application. I want you to be you! My job is to bring you music on a silver platter.
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Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
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