The ultimate instrument: Learn the notes, how to read, and how to play the songs you want to play. For young students, a strong foundation comes first for unlimited capabilities in the future.
introduction: understanding music tones, different clefs, intervals, scales, major and minor keys.
Rhythms: note value, time signature, tempo,dynamics, navigation
Tunes: melodies, chords, chord progression,
accompanying: accompanying melodies,
Arranging: composing and arranging for voice and other instruments
Lead sheets and scores
Learn to play current Top 40, jazz, blues, classical. Whatever your musical dreams, we will construct a lesson plan to make them a reality through delight-directed study. If you love the music you are playing, you will not only practice and improve, but will look forward to your time at the instrument.
My goal is to make music fun for all of my students. I use scales (mostly pentatonic/5 note for beginners) as a warm up and use Bastien Piano Basics for teaching. This incorporates fun pictures and some silly lyrics to keep the attention of younger students (up to 4th grade). I encourage my students to sing along with finger numbers, note names, or lyrics. I feel this helps with sight reading abilities and tonal recognition. I also incorporate a little bit of music theory as soon as the student is capable of grasping it. Once the first two levels of this curriculum are mastered, we would move on to others; Alfred is usually my first choice but it varies depending on the student. Either way, it's my desire for my students to be well rounded musicians (skill, technique, theory) while having fun making music!
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Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!
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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