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By Milton J. - Corona Piano Teacher
Have you been longing to be able to tickle the ivories like your favorite musicians? Do you have countless songs you’ve written that need some accompaniment? Or, are you looking to finally continue those piano lessons your parents made you take as a youth? Look no further than your own city of Corona for the best piano teachers and resources! My name is Milton, and I teach piano lessons here in Corona, CA. With a lively music scene and its proximity to world-class attractions, there are quite a few places to go check out dueling piano shows or wonderful jazz piano music, as well as find your dream piano and sheet music to play. Here are a few shops and local music venues to visit while taking piano lessons in Corona!
Music and Arts Center (http://stores.musicarts.com/corona) This is a great music shop where you can find a good selection of sheet music, guide books, and new electric pianos to play on and buy. If you’re looking for new songs to learn in your piano lessons in Corona, the Corona Music Center is a good place to start.
Piano Dueling Piano Show (https://duelingpianopiano.com) This wonderful show at the DoubleTree Hotel in nearby Claremont hosts many incredible pianists and performers who are sure to delight and inspire you all night. If you’re of age, the dueling piano shows are Tuesday through Saturday, with karaoke nights on Sunday and Monday. Make a date to check out this show, and see where your piano lessons can take you!
Live From Memphis Piano Bar (http://www.livefrommemphispianobar.com) This wonderful bar and restaurant feels like it was plucked from the streets of Memphis. Expect a wide variety of quality entertainment six days a week, from an all-request, sing-along dueling piano show to a headlining concert to a country band! Take a gander, as there’s a good chance you could find yourself performing new piano material here!
Rockefellas (http://rockefellasbar.com) Watch live bands here on the Rockefellas stage. Every Saturday, they host a Rock n’ Roll BBQ where you can see some great cover bands perform classic rock favorites. On Thursdays, check out some local bands and musicians to get inspired. If you’re a keyboardist in a band, this is a wonderful gig place to show off what you’ve learned in your lessons!
Fox Center and Riverside Municipal Auditorium (http://www.riversidelive.com) At these venues, you can enjoy a musical or concert. Both theaters host fantastic musicians and performers, and The Fox hosts an open mic night venture, usually in the third week of the month, that is sure to bring out great amateur pianists in the area. Check their calendar or call the office to see when your favorite show or musician is in town!
Have fun in your piano adventures in Corona! Keep in mind that a great teacher and daily practice will help you hit your piano playing goals (and have fun while doing so!). Best of luck!
I have been teaching the wonderful instrument off the piano for two years.
For children, I use the Beanstalk's Basics for Piano lesson books that includes lessons and homework in a fun and engaging way to promote retention.
For beginners, I use the publication A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony to learn chord progressions, sequences, modulations, realization of both figured and un-figured basses, basic improvisation, and score reading. Learning these techniques will help transition students seamlessly to various styles and genres that incorporate the piano, helping you learn and love the piano without frustrating stoppages that often lead us away from lesson continuity.
From there, I utilize the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library series to promote chord inversion, syncopation, arpeggiation, pedaling, and key centering.
As a theorist, piano came natural from a guitar playing background after taking the interval structure of a common chord and incorporating both the left and right hand to explore the same techniques. I do best with requests and start from whatever level my student is coming from. I do everything from Beginning songs to Classical, Rock and modern Pop or Country.
I've been teaching music for 15 yrs on guitar, piano, bass, cello and bass. My students have ranged from from 5yrs to 75yrs of age. I have seen many student go on to join orchestras, bands, broadway shows or simply continued their education to a university or college. Being able to read music profeciently has given me the opportunity to teach off many method books but like to use Alfred Method, Mel Bay and Frederick Noad Method books. I teach many styles ranging from classical, jazz & blues, rock, contemporary and pop. I do stress and recommend all my students to learn how to read music and usually by our second or third lesson they will playing simple songs. I am here to help you make music!
Each student is unique; so I customize the lessons and repertoire to suit each student, utilizing method books and sometimes popular songs, and always including music theory, the foundation.
The basic approach provides a series of exercises and music from simple to the more sophisticated, along with hints and tips for their completion.
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