Learn Piano with Stephen

Piano Exercises and Patterns

Stephen B.
TakeLessons Live Instructor
Live-clock-goldClass length: 30 Min
Level: Intermediate

About this class

This week scales 4 octaves. This class will emphasize how to play piano exercises and patterns. (Hanon, Hanon in different keys, Bartok, Czerny, Dozen a Day book series, Acclerando, Czerny, Berens, etc.) Scales going clockwise while playing another scale or same counter clockwise, simple exercises, playing notes and scales in 2nds, 3rds, 4ths 5ths 6ths and 7ths. The instructor will share or show the exercise.

About Stephen B.

Hello, My name is Stephen. I have numerous interests in Piano, Photography, Geography, and Astronomy. I worked at Piano Playtime where I taught twelve Kindergarten to 4th grade group piano lessons. I am easy to get along with, and very patient with kids and adults.

In the past, I scored a local film titled "The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus" who's son Andre Dubus III wrote the story "The House of Sand and Fog." In 2003 the novel was adapted into a film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The film won first place at the Providence Film Fest in 2007. I also composed a piano jingle for the online college Capella University.

Locations I teach are near Newton, Brookline, Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Waltham, Bedford, Boston, Route 128, area etc. are okay or you can come to me. I also teach online.

I look forward in sharing this musical journey with you!

MY RESUME

CAREER SUMMARY

A challenging career in the field of music and art of piano pedagogy that will help students achieve their desired goals based on each individual needs. Demonstrate a strong commitment to help children and adults to learn cognitive and mathematical skills through music theory and piano.

EXPERIENCE

2012 – Present Private Piano Instructor
Traveling Music Lessons, At Your Door Music, TakeLessons.com Newton, MA
• Teach basic piano skills to children and adults in person and online
• Create finger, chord, video exercises, and online research to help achieve students clear understanding
of weekly lessons
• Commit students to stay on task, focus, and communicate with parents on their progress

2017 – 2018 Piano Playtime Glover School, Milton, MA
• Instruct twelve children Kindergarten through 4th grade basic piano lessons, rhythms, and musical
activities and help them with problem-solving musical skills

Composer Newton, MA
Composed music for two Capella University online commercials that aired worldwide

Documentary Film Composer Newton, MA
“The Times Were Never So Bad: The Life of Andre Dubus”
Won first place at the Providence Documentary Film Festival and shown at various film festivals in the United States.

Film Composer Newton, MA
Composed music for Independent horror film "Eamon's Road"
Premiered at The Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA

AFFILATIONS

ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring and Piano
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

References Available Upon Request