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Piano Technique you will learn about ; Octaves, Scales,Double notes, Chords/broken chords,Finger patterns,Independent finger excs,.Arpeggios Theory: we will be doing Chords and Scales, Ear Training, Harmony Repertoire- (sheet music/ by ear/by chord chart Gospel (traditional, contemporary) Jazz Pop Styles
I play piano and electronic keyboard. My musical background is in jazz, pop, rock, blues, and folk music. I am not a classical pianist. When teaching piano/keyboard, I teach primarily playing by ear, and chord theory, although I do also teach the fundamentals of reading notes. With electronic keyboards, I teach students to become familiar with and utilize the features of their keyboard; I also teach improvisation. As with guitar, I adapt my lessons to meet the interests, attention span, and learning styles of my students. Students tend to enjoy taking lessons with me, because I make lessons, and music, personal and enjoyable!
My approach to teaching is simple. The primary goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience of making and creating music. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in music or just wanting to add a bit of a creative outlet to your life, I can help. My specialties include jazz, r&b, and pop piano styles. I do teach a little classical but primarily to beginners only. My curriculum is simple. I try to teach you what it is YOU want to know and that which fit your needs. There are some fundamentals that we all must learn, but typically I can have you playing a song your first lesson. As you progress, you will be able to learn to play songs on your own and interpret simple chord charts with melody.
I will introduce beginner students to the basics of playing the piano. They will learn to read music, music theory, music history, and play many different genres of music. From Classical to Pop Piano, I will help guide a beginner piano student. I have a piano in my home studio.
Stephen McCool's Voice and Piano Lessons are firstly about fun, excitement, and no stress. I know the majority of music students could not care less about stuffy, old baroque masterpieces (even though I do). Therefore, when you sign up for my piano lessons I will only encourage the classical piano repertoire if that’s of interest to your family.
Piano lessons consist of three parts: theory, technique and song repertoire. I help my students make the connection between what they can already hear, and what that looks like on the page.