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I have a special passion and love for teaching children. I love to encourage, praise, joke with, challenge, and hold accountable my students of all ages. I enjoy beginning students and watching them blossom through the years, advancing in technique and artistry.
I have been playing the piano since I was five years old. My passion for music led me to steadily progress in my studies, and I naturally chose to major in music at Ohio State. To broaden my scope, I earned my degree in Composition while taking piano lessons concurrently from Professor Emeritus George Haddad and Professor Steven Glaser. Rather than focus on one area of piano music, I augmented my repertoire through extensive study of the Baroque through Modern periods. In addition, I accompanied orchestra and band instruments, a youth choir, and even performed the first movement of Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto with my high school’s chamber orchestra.
I am very perceptive of my students’ rate of improvement and level of engagement with the music they’re playing. If they are stuck on something, I am patient to go over the lesson as much as needed. If they feel bored, I will find more challenging music for them. A great incentive to play is that I offer lessons on my ...
I specialize in teaching beginner-intermediate piano to children. A solid base is SO IMPORTANT if one expects to grow and eventually play more advanced pieces. I believe that every child is unique, and I tailor my teaching approach based on the individual child before me. I have lots of experience with children and understand how to keep young people engaged and active in a lesson. I look forward to meeting you!
Piano is my second instrument but for beginners I can give a solid foundation of piano skills and music theory.
My students take lessons on my 6'6" Kawai grand piano! I have been playing piano since I was 2 1/2yo and teaching since 1992. I teach Suzuki piano and traditional piano -- even my Suzuki students learn to read music.
I teach both ear training and reading music, as well as all of the finite elements of loving to play piano music such as tone, touch, articulation, dynamics, performance, and more. I include fun exercises, use proven books and methods, and teach in a positive and encouraging way.
I use technology in my lessons, such as iPad apps that provide full orchestration while you play the melody -- it's really awesome, and gives you that "full sound" feeling! In addition, if you have other musical interests (jazz, etc.), we can easily transition into those.
Looking forward to working with you!
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