I've been teaching both piano and voice for almost 40 years. I taught elementary vocal/general/choral music in our local public school system for 32 years. I added teaching privately about 10 years later. I work with students ages 3 and up for piano, and ages 8 and up for voice. I welcome students of all levels of experience from the earliest beginner to the most advanced. The lessons are largely focused on technique, theory, and developing skills, and can be adapted to incorporate each students goals. I encourage my students to perform in various talent shows, and other avenues as they become available. We have a Recital every May, and all students are guided through the development of their selected music to take it from the beginning stages to having it ready to perform.
Beginner through advanced piano lessons taught. Students will travel through a series of method books supplemented with books of music with music the student appreciates.
I've been teaching piano for 5 years and my students have gone on to play in recitals, talent shows and pass college music exams. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play well-known songs and as time goes on you'll be able to longer songs. I specialize in popular music, typically use the Faber Piano Adventure series books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: iPad, Yamaha 61-key piano as well as a Casio Celviano piano. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
Hi! I am a singer, songwriter, producer and yogi, and share my passion in music as a vehicle for inspiration, motivation and creative drive in others. I began singing at the age of eight and studied classical opera and musical theater in my youth. I discovered my knack for R&B and soul in high school and received my A.A.S. in Vocal Performance from McNally-Smith College of Music in 2005.
I have recorded and co-produced five albums and have self-produced four music videos. When not touring and recording, I am teaching yoga, building costumes and offering skills to various communities nationwide.
Beginner to Advanced piano lessons will offer instruction in theory, technique and a variety of genres and styles. Lessons are tailored to fit student's requests with a blend of pop and jazz based improvisation intermingled in progression. Lessons progress in a classically based approach with pop and folk standards and chord structure as highlights. Basic songwriting is also an option.
Students can expect an introduction to piano, reading music, and basic principals. Students will also learn scales, arpeggios, and simple songs.
15 minutes of beginning piano can be added to any level voice lesson.
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