I have been teaching piano since 2013. I have receiving my piano pedagogy certificate from VCSU in Spring 2015.
For younger students, I use the Albert Young Beginner lesson book and activity book. The lesson book teaches basic piano skills at a good pace for young beginners, and the activity book reiterates what the lesson book teaches, but in different fun ways. For older students, I use the Piano Adventures series of Piano instruction for my piano lessons. I use the Lesson book for teaching basic playing skills, the Theory book for basic theory. In addition to this, I like to eventually include Hannon finger exercises, scales, and arpeggios. I feel this method of teaching will lead to well-rounded, quick improvement!
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* I have Master's Degree in classical piano
* Every year my students take NYSSMA assessment tests and earn perfect scores
* My students give two recitals for parents a year, which are fun and interactive
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