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From beginner to advanced. Basic fundamentals of piano and technique. Classical and modern/contemporary styles of playing including chord construction and voicing
I have been playing the piano since I was 5 years old. I believe it is a great foundation for learning the fundamentals of music and a gateway to learning other instruments. I have developed a fun and effective approach to learning the piano. By learning to read music, count rhythms, develop good technique, and of course your favorite songs, you will be activating so many parts of the brain which is extremely nourishing for young developing minds. I am confident in my teaching method and always very encouraging and inspirational to my students.
- naming notes on the keyboard
- basic finger coordination with both hands
- determining specific musical goals
- reading standard music notation
- understanding harmony beginning with triads (3 note chords)
- Seventh chords
- extended harmony
Students will begin by learning major scales, simple chord progressions, & 16 bar tunes
I've been teaching Music for 5 plus years and my students have gone on to accomplish great things. My goal and challenge for every student is to teach them how to play, read and listen to music. This will enable them the ability to play any song and any style of music. I specialize in Jazz, R&B and Classical. Typically I learn my students leaning habits whether its hands on or visual and their attention span, so I can't effectively teach my students.
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.
Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.
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