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 was a piano major at UNI and received a B.A. in English with a minor in music. I taught music for several years in Iowa and Pennsylvania. I have an M.A. in Reading, which has been invaluable in analyzing learning styles and teaching to each student's strengths. I have been teaching piano for over twenty five years and I'm also active in church music. *** Lesson Details *** I focus on learning the foundations of music as well as the technical skills needed to play piano. I gear the instruction towards finding patterns that make a piece more than a collection of notes and, thus, easier to learn. I've used various curriculum: Alfred, Bastien, Faber, etc. and try to supplement materials with music that is appealing to the individual student. I am very flexible with scheduling and try ...
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.
Miles was born in Bogota, Colombia, but raised in Annapolis, MD. Early in life, he began to take classical piano lessons, but after 9 years, guitar became his instrument of choice (though he still has a fond appreciation for the piano). He then went on to graduate from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music. His time at Berklee has enabled Miles to play in venues all around the Boston/Cambridge area. He has been teaching around NOVA/DC for 3 years. Miles does his best to make lessons incorporate the music you enjoy listening to in conjunction with the necessary theory and technique to do so. Fun Fact: Two of his guitars are custom built by himself. He often provides students assistance in maintenance of their instrument. "Musical training is ...
Classical, Contemporary, Pop + Songwriting and Music Theory
I have my Associate's Degree in Music from Northern Virginia Community College, and am finishing my Bachelor's in Keyboard Studies from George Mason University with plans to pursue Piano Pedagogy at the Graduate level. I have enjoyed teaching professionally for the past 5 years, and am excited to share my knowledge of composition, theory, history, classical and pop piano studies. It's my turn to share these skills with you! It is my goal to enrich my students' lives with the wonderful and always exciting world of music. The goals of my studio are: -To develop musicianship skills through exposure to many different genres of music from all over the world, while incorporating history, theory, practice skills, and solo repertoire. -To encourage creativity and performance in a ...
I have been teaching Piano in an individual or a group format since 2008 when I was still in college.
I offer best-in-class piano learning experience to various age ranges, ethnic groups, and skill levels (from the very beginning to the most advanced).
Special curriculum includes (but not limited to): Music Theory, Sight Reading and Ear Training, Technical Skill Practicing, Classical Music Repertoire, and Pop Music Repertoire
Teaching philosophy: I believe music teaching is not just about transferring of skills, but more importantly, it is about making students enjoy the learning process and preparing them for a lifetime of music making, critical listening, and appreciation.
Composer and pianist Yingran T. began her music studies with piano lessons at age six. She made her solo recital debut in her native Beijing at the age of twelve and as a young student was a frequent prizewinner in local events. Ms. T. received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of China in 2010. A desire for more advanced training led her to Baltimore’s Peabody Institute, from which she received a Masters degree in music composition in 2014. While at Peabody she continued to pursue training in solo piano as well. Notable teachers include Dr. Jiayin Shen and Dr. Geoffrey Wright. An experienced teacher in both China and the United States, Ms. T. has taught in both classroom and individual lesson settings. She currently balances her varied interests in music as
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.
I have been teaching for nearly a decade, and over that time I've worked with students from a broad range of ages and backgrounds. Last year I graduated with two degrees from George Mason University: a B.A. in English, along with a B.F.A. in Art and Visual Technology. While I am no stranger to classroom settings, I enjoy being able to tailor method and material to meet the specific needs of an individual student. For some, I have provided supplementary instruction to help them keep up in school, for others I have used my own stand-alone curriculum. Whatever the subject or situation, I look forward to sharing a bit of what I know and love with you or your kid.
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