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
I use the Bastien books to teach sight reading, music theory and to start building the student's classical repertoire. I also encourage playing by ear to development of great technique and enjoyment of playing music.
I can teach you to memorize simple classical pieces, sight read and explore music theory. I specialize in helping seasoned musicians who want to get some foundations in piano as well as children.
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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