Learning piano is a great way to add music to your life. Whether you are looking for a teacher for your child, or you yourself want to learn, we can set you on the road to a musically fulfilling life.
Studies have shown that learning an instrument improves brain function and other life skills, from the abstract, like dedication and perseverance, to the more straightforward, like pattern recognition, math, and motor skills. I've seen my students of all ages develop these skills in their studies. It's amazing watching it happen, too!
I strive to keep music lessons fun. Music is a wonderful thing, and especially in my young students, I want to keep that innate love of music alive in them. I always want my littlest students to look forward to their lessons, and enjoying exploring the world of music with me. As their fluency grows, we gradually adapt the structure of the lesson, always keeping in mind their attention span.
In our piano lessons, you will not only learn what key to
Hello, my name is Beth S. I am a professional Singer/Actress/Entertainer with 20 years of hands on experience. Most importantly, I am one of the last proteges of the late great world renown vocal coach, Judy Davis. I have developed an exciting curriculum based on my 4 yrs. with my beloved friend and mentor Judy Davis, (cut & paste into your browser "Judy Davis/Vocal Coach to the Stars" for more information) and now I want to share them with you. These lessons really work! I will teach you what she taught me and many legends of our time, such as Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. These lessons are not your average singing lessons and I am not your average singing teacher. I paid a fortune for these lessons and now I want to share her work with you. But wait, there's ...
I have had my own Piano Studio for both group piano classes and individual lessons with elementary age beginners, transfer students and adults. In the Public School settings, I have had access to keyboards to use as instruction in general music classes.
Having been a public school teacher, as well as a private and group piano instructor, I've observed how differently students "digest" information, and piano lessons are a great way to make use of different learning styles. I emphasize knowing HOW to practice before you leave so you'll be successful at home, and you are welcome to contact me with problems during the week so you don't lose a week in progressing with your lessons. I've had students send a video of a tricky section to ask for alternative fingering, and photos to clarify how they are reading something!! I also perform with an orchestra and want to feel proficient among my peers, so I really know how it feels to make a mistake in front of everyone. I am here to help you feel proud of your progress. My primary teaching ...
Beginning students up to age 11 will begin with Bastien method. This curriculum is great at introducing interval recognition. I supplement this with fun pieces from Alfred, where they strengthen sight reading skills. Flashcards are also used as reinforcement.
Older kids and adults will begin with Alfred's adult course and progress quickly into independent playing.
For all ages - After the student has reached a level of more independent playing, the student/parent will help select the direction we take the lessons.
I use Hanon to aid in dexterity. Classical music, composition, and popular music are just a few of the directions we can take!
I have been teaching piano to students of all ages since 1992, both to individual students and groups. I taught with the Music Learning Center of Michigan. I have been a music teacher and choir director for a number of years as well. For eight years I have played the organ and piano for Church worship. *** Lesson Details *** Music should be appreciated and enjoyed. Lessons should be fun without sacrificing quality. This is the approach I offer to students. I focus on teaching independence through music theory and sight reading. Performance is an important part of learning so I provide two recitals every year- one for Christmas and another in the spring, at the end of the school year. *** Studio Equipment *** Separate room dedicated to teaching with upright piano, also has digital ...
The object is to learn to plat the piano with total control and a beautiful sound.
BA in Music, composition and conducting from Hunter College (City University of New York) Diploma from the Conservatoire de Fontainebleau, France Studied with Louise Talma, Jacques Louis Monod, Nadia Boulanger Lessons are about learning to make music, not endless scales and arpeggios which so often lead to pain and injury. Sight reading, theory and interpretation are strong elements from the beginning. An overwhelming percentage of young, enthusiastic and talented children are discouraged early and give up the piano because they do not enjoy their lessons. Music is one of life's great joys. It should be fun. For the intermediate, and even the advanced, student, it is critical that much more attention be paid to the musicality of the playing and the understanding of the music.
I teach Suzuki and traditional methods
Lydia has been teaching private lessons since 2007 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio and online. Lydia received her training at Sam Houston University where she studied Music Education with a focus in piano and violin. She toured with the University in Eastern Europe as well as participated in the Kingwood Pops Orchestra. As an expert in her field, Lydia looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Lydia's teaching style is to make music fun to every learner so that it never becomes a chore but something they can enjoy their entire life!
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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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