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I have been playing piano since the age of six. Originally classically trained, I made a change to learning Jazz after hearing it on the radio one night while still in high school.
I began my teaching career in 2007, providing private piano instruction to beginners at a small, privately owned music school in Laurel, Maryland.
After the school closed it's doors in the Fall of 2011, I continued working with many of the students privately. It is these efforts I continue to this day.
Having the opportunity to work 1 on 1 with students and see their progression and development on a week to week basis is a truly, rewarding experience that I feel fortunate to be a part of.
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Although the approach you take with each student will be different, basic standard requirements will consist of:
1) Being able to locate notes on the piano in relation to middle C
2) Being able to recognize notes on the staffs and play them in the correct locations on the ...
I can teach you to play piano in a mindful, body-conscious way (which I find more relaxing and fulfilling). My specialties include any/all of the following: beginner/intermediate piano (any style, including classical and pop/jazz), teaching music reading/theory, learning to playing by ear/with chords, accompanying oneself while singing, learning to arrange/write music and working with individual/special needs.
Though I am not a concert pianist/accompanist by trade, I have 12 years of piano teaching experience, and have worked steadily as a singer-songwriter and in pop, rock and variety bands (as a keyboard player).
Develop knowledge of chords and music structure. Learn to play from a fake book and make our own arrangements in a variety of styles. Develop our ears through active listening. Develop solid reading through learning pieces and using method books at the appropriate levels. Develop solid technique through scales and technical drills.
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