Certified to teach Music Theory
Currently perform traditional classical music, jazz and blues standards.
I've been teaching private lessons since 2010 and have loved helping my students learn to sight read, perform and acquire new skills and self confidence. I studied privately and then earned a Masters in Fine Art in 2004. I'm an encouraging, flexible and light-hearted individual and my teaching style includes enjoyment, skill and appreciation. I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I encourage anyone to learn and play any genre they desire. I was trained in classical music which I find is a wonderful springboard to any type of music. I incorporate basics that all students will benefit from and then direct them towards their goal and them help them enjoy! enjoy! enjoy!!!!!!
Piano lessons consist of four main parts:
1. Technique - This includes scales, chords, arpeggios, and other fingering exercises to properly warm up the hands and improve muscle memory and help students recognize common patterns in music.
2. Repertoire - Students will play the pieces they have been practicing. This may include memorizing pieces and performing them in recitals.
3. Lesson - Students will learn new material and may receive a new piece to practice.
4. Music Theory - All piano students are required to learn music theory, which consists of one or more pages of homework to reinforce what the student has learned.
Sara is an established voice and piano teacher in the New York City Area. She is a thoughtful and dedicated instructor with nearly a decade of teaching experience, and her students range from beginners to professionals. As a voice teacher, she has helped students audition for competitive music schools and The Voice, and has also helped others to be able to sing with more confidence in their community theaters, churches and karaoke parties. As a piano teacher, she has been excited to be able to help many beginning and intermediate students develop the musical and technical fundamentals that they need to excel in many different genres of music. Although Elisabeth primarily performs classical music, she loves applying her extensive technical knowledge to many different styles. Sara ...
I have taught from beginners to intermediate piano and enjoy working with children of all ages. I enjoy helping people discover this beautiful instrument, as a focus in itself or to lend itself to other areas of musicianship. We can work on exercises, learning repertoire, reading music, rhythm, jazz chords, classical exercises and also composing on piano. Happy to take on absolute beginners also, I am also very experienced with young children as well as adult students.
Born in Washington DC, I have been singing and studying voice since the age of 4. Starting out as a Broadway style belter and transitioning to opera mid-way through University, I have experienced many different vocal techniques and teachers. My voice was not an easy one to train and it took many years of searching to find a healthy technique that worked for me. For this reason I am dedicated to understanding each students vocal differences and help them reach the height of their potential. As a teacher I tailor my lessons to each individual student's needs and wants. Together we work to find a healthy and sustainable singing technique for different styles of music. I also focus on all aspects of being a performer and will improve consistency, musicianship and dramatic ...
I have been teaching this subject for over 13 years. The main curriculum for beginners is Alfred's Basic Piano Library. There are three beginner levels (beginner, late, adult) and one will be selected after the first meeting. For non-beginning students, the course of study will be developed based on past experience, current abilities, and goals. It is not necessary to know how to read music at the first lesson for beginners. However, learning to read is a part of subsequent lessons. Music is not learned "by ear." A certain amount of theory will be a part of every lesson just as technique and repertoire. Students should come to the first lesson prepared to discuss their background & goals and the plan of their course of study.
Composer Troy W. graduated from the New England Conservatory, earning his Bachelors, Masters (cum laude) and Graduate Diploma while studying with mentor Malcolm Peyton. After spending a year studying with Lukas Foss in Boston, Mr. W. moved to Houston in 2001 where he continued graduate studies at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. During his time as a teacher with the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Troy taught classes in music fundamentals and music theory for pre-college students. He has also served on the faculty of the Summer Institute for Piano teaching courses in Form & Analysis for pre-college students. Troy also has maintained a private studio, tutoring and teaching private lessons in composition, ear training, ...
Rather than music being just a definition term, music has a broader meaning that many people don't realize. I believe music itself is not the only thing people can learn from lessons alone, but the ability to concentrate, develop characteristics such as patience, and dedication. That being, music teaches very important life skills to carry. Being in the music industry, I've aspired that teaching is not always expecting perfect results in terms of performance, but the perfectionist results of having integrity, in addition to having a genuine passion for music itself.
Hi! My name is Rebecca and I can't wait to meet you! I started learning the piano when I was 5, violin and viola when I was 7, and have taught all these instruments since I was in middle school (over 10 years!). I love helping my students achieve their goals and fulfill their passion. . I received my bachelor's degree in music performance at Rice University, and I am currently back at Rice for master's degree. I grew up in Taiwan, and I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese. I would love to help anyone learning a second language and tell you more about the culture! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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