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Student lessons are designed and planned according to the his or her knowledge of music and level of playing as the student progresses. I teach the very beginner and those who have advanced in their playing.
My teaching style is all about the student. During the first lesson, I will listen, give guidance and watch. This will tell me how to best structure future lessons to get the most productivity and progress from the student. Beginners will benefit from my patient and gentle approach, while more advanced students will be challenged and given a firmer practice schedule.
I am classically trained but strict about it. Our lessons will be encouraging, fun and open to different styles and ideas. We can either work from a structured course with lesson books, or I can teach you just for fun and by ear (no need to read music). I actually learned by ear first...reading and writing notes came after.
A typical lesson will include theory as well as techniques and a little music background about some famous composers if so desired.
I teach piano students of all ages and tailor the curriculum to fit each student. Whether you want to learn the basics, a specific piece, prepare for a recital/competition, or just be able to play for your own enjoyment, our lessons will fit your goals.
As a performer, soloist and active chamber musician, and as a pedagogue, I provide private lessons to any individual interested in the art of music, education, and the good times. My teaching welcomes individuals from the youngest to college students. My primary instrument is the Viola, and simultaneously I focus on the instruction of the Violin, and the early and beginning studies of the piano. I have great experience as master class teacher, sectional leader, group teaching, and individual or one-in-one pioneer.
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About the teaching methods used, I basically like to approach the beginner student through the methods of Suzuki, which is a very efficient and didactic method most pedagogues uses today. This one is a clear method that demands from the student and it simultaneous engages the interaction and participation of their parents, family, friends, and their community as well. In other occasions, it is most common that I would ...
I teach students age 3 to 99.
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