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I have played piano since 3 years of age by ear. I have started to read piano music since 2005 in my college years. I teach and learn music theory and history. In piano playing, i teach all fundamental of class piano music such as major, minor, triads, chords and etc...
I've taught public school elementary band for 30 years, have been a church organist for 70 years, and taught piano and organ for 57 years. I enjoy teaching music and working with students and believe that learning to read music will enable the student to play with other musicians and enjoy music as much as I have. I try to put myself in the student's place to think as he/she does and help them understand music and perform it
Though I have studied piano for many years, I have spent much of my time focusing on music theory and composition. Because of this, I feel most comfortable teaching beginners. Weekly lessons are very dependent on the individual student. For young students, I utilize a mix of pieces from standard piano books as well as familiar children's tunes (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Itsy-Bitsy Spider, etc.). For older students, I utilize a mix of piece from standard piano books as well as current pop tunes. I remain very open to suggestions from the student and from the student's parents or guardians - my goal is make the lesson enjoyable and informative.
My piano curriculum is very flexible - it can teach students the basics of posture, hand positions, fingering, reading music, keeping time, rhythm, musical expression, harmony, and more through any type of music. In addition to the basics of piano, students will also learn musical terms and basic music theory.
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
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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.
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