I am very passionate about teaching students how to improve their singing abilities as well as their playing abilities on the piano. As a reflective teacher, I strive to ensure every student has a po
sitive experience while they are taking piano and vocal lessons with me. I always take each student's individual background into account and plan each lesson around the student's needs and goals. A typical lesson would consist of warm-ups, a technique piece, 2 performance pieces, and theory homework. I believe if a student is to become a master musician they need to have a well-rounded music experience.
I graduated from Susquehanna University Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis and Keyboard Concentrate. While there, I was classically trained by Dr. Naomi Niskala who studied at Yale School of Music, Dr. Kimberly Councill who studied at The Ohio State University, and Mrs. Judith White who studied at Susquehanna University.
While at Susquehanna, I privately taught piano and vocal lessons to students ranging in age from 5 to 78 years old. Since graduating, I have been teaching group piano lessons in both urban and suburban settings. I truly believe anyone can learn to sing or play the piano and in the process, I structure my lessons to ensure every student has the best possible musical experience.
I look forward to meeting you!
*** Lesson Details *** When taking piano lessons, I like to structure each lesson with a variety of activities. By the end of each lesson, students should feel accomplished and motivated to work during the following week of practice. I tend to be laid back however my lessons are structured to allow for student achievement.
In my previous studio, parents told me I was flexible and consistent when it came to lessons.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will buy their lesson books for them and ask for reimbursement in return. I find that parents/guardians tend to get the incorrect books. I would also ask that students provide an acoustic or 88-key electric piano, piano bench, chair for me, and a quiet atmosphere to have a lesson in.
*** Specialties *** While attending Susquehanna University, I was classically trained on the piano and feel most comfortable teaching that style.
I aspire to help individuals and teams work efficiently and effectively through the application of technology.
From the get-go I like to discuss your goals and set out objectives for students to s
Teaching and mentoring have become interests of mine and I am always open to working with others to provide them the direction and resources to reach their goals.
With over 3 years of experience teaching in classrooms and tutoring privately (remotely and in-person), I have established a number of ways to deliver course content to students of all different backgrounds and ages.
Chase March 17, 2016
Online Verified Student
Outstanding!! Louis is the bomb. I will continue meeting with him.
Sebastian March 6, 2016
Computer Programming ·
Louis has been a great teacher in multiple programming languages including Python, Java, and MySQL. He goes in depth into each topic and makes sure that you understand everything before moving on. All in all, I would recommend Louis to any beginner that wants to learn computer programming easily, and relatively quickly!
Mark F. February 14, 2016
Online Verified Student
Louis has been a great teacher! Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn a programming language!
I enjoy helping people learn how to work with computers (Mac or PC). I have been teaching for 15+ years, and work comfortably with beginners, seniors and business clients.
I am often told I am a ve
ry patient teacher. I adapt my teaching style to each student and I can provide printed instructions for you to use after our computer lessons. I can help you learn what you need to know to use a computer: for work, for school or for yourself.
I have been teaching QuickBooks at universities, community colleges and small businesses for more than 15 years (QuickBooks for PC, Mac, and QuickBooks Online).
I have taught Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word (for both Windows and Apple/Mac computers) for many years. I also have quite a bit of experience teaching MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio, MS Publisher, and Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML for web pages, and Filemaker Pro.
Robert L. May 20, 2015
Online Verified Student
Liz is an excellent instructor. it took a little while to diagnose my problem, but i think we accomplished it.
hopefully next time tell the story.
Although beginning my professional life in the Information Technology industry for nearly 10 years with a degree in Computer Science, for the past 8 years I have been working as a professional photogr
apher shooting everything from Portraiture to large scale commercial projects.
Photographing people however, has always been my passion. My work has been featured in many national photography competitions, as well as being published in magazines including Lucky, InStyle and Westchester Magazine.
I also facilitate and teach photography workshops on a variety of topics for beginners all the way through advanced artists. My photo studio also provides mentoring services to up and coming photographers to help focus their artistic vision and keep their technical skills razor sharp.
I'm also available for computer tutoring as well to improve your technology skills and get you comfortable with the latest hardware and software applications.
Ryan Thomas September 21, 2016
In home Verified Student