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My approach is fun, simple, and easy to understand. I focus on getting a strong foundation and excellent first experience with music. The child will be given a lesson and theory book to work from, but will also be encouraged to play music they personally like. This keeps the child motivated to play and adds an element of fun! These songs can then be used in our recitals, for auditions, or put in their personal repertoire book.
I am capable of teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students for the violin. As for the viola, cello, string bass, and piano, I offer lessons for beginner and intermediate students.
For beginner string students, I start with focusing on the Suzuki Method, along with material from the Essential Elements series. Beginner piano students will focus on repertoire from Alfred's Basic Piano Library. Further repertoire will vary for intermediate and advanced musicians.
For beginner students, I will provide a variety of suggestions when purchasing instruments. There will also be a list of repertoire provided for all levels.
I will provide lessons at my home, and am also willing to travel within 25 miles. Depending on the distance, fees will vary for traveling.
I expect my students to provide their own instruments and books. I also expect students to have a stand if the lesson is at their home, in the case that students travel to have lessons at my home, I will provide
I have my Master's Degree in piano performance. I am an experienced teacher(30 years) as I taught at the Settlement schools in Philadelphia with all levels and backgrounds for 16 years. Some students were extremely talented.
I have had my own studio in my home since 1999.
I'm also great with beginners and intermediate students.
I love teaching, so it really doesn't matter what level the student has attained.
I can help beginning students on piano learn the basics.
I believe to teach piano effectively you must follow the path that fits the student's personality.
I teach a structured program of sight reading, theory, harmony, and just about every style of music, from Classical to Pop. You will achieve immediate results as well as have fun learning and being creative.
If you want to learn how to write your own music I'll show you how. I have solo recordings available through my site, as well as iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. My latest recording was with Grammy Award winning producer, Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records.
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