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Beginners: posture, technique, sound production, articulation, phrasing, note reading
Intermediate: interpretation of different styles, dynamics, ensemble performance, building solid technique and stamina
I am an experienced piano teacher with over 20 years experience who teaches students of all levels and ages. I structure your lesson around what the student wants to learn while also building a solid foundation in music theory. I find one really does help the other in the students growth and development.
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!
I work with various different piano and vocal study programs for the perfect fit with each of my students depending upon their level of proficiency, learning goals and how they are able to learn and comprehend the various musical and technical concepts. We learn something new each week and I adapt the music to the student's interest. Specialize in Jazz and Classical
Love to teach any age, beginner to intermediate level.
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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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