I've been teaching piano for over 25 years and have taught students from 4 to 70. I try to show each student how to analyze the music to find patterns that make learning notes and rhythms easier.
I also emphasize strategies for practicing that make learning new material a quicker and more efficient process.
I not only focus on reading, technique and theory but how these subjects relate to the music you listen to.
I believe music is a language and is understood best in context of of what music you enjoy on a daily basis, that way you can play along.
I like to structure my lessons around the student, focusing on their goals and aspirations.
Classical, Contemporary, Pop + Songwriting and Music Theory
I've been teaching piano for 10 years. My students perform at the annual spring recital in May. I use the Faber books for my beginner and intermediate players.
I've been teaching piano for nearly ten years. Focusing on piano performance and music theory, I equip beginner and intermediate students with skills like sight reading and improvisation, in classical and contemporary styles.
I have used Faber, Bastien, Alfred, and Thompson curricula, but depending on the interests of the student, I sometimes take material from the popular or worship genres. While most students are interested in reading sheet music, many like working with lead sheets (which emphasize chords rather than individual notes) as well.
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