I specialize in teaching music reading, performance skills, chord styling, improvisation and theory.
The most important Part of my teaching - "Hand Positioning and Proper Touch".
Specific instructional method of hand positioning based on muscle structures, physiology of playing (how the arms and body function). Strength of my method - ability to prevent tension, awareness of weight technique and tone production. Students advance quickly and enjoy playing classical masterpieces
I am classically trained at a college level at UtahState. I love Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, and Ravel. I love teaching songs that my students are interested in learning as well as providing them with the technique to be able to play comfortably and sensitively. Search me on youtube. Search Bradley Ravel and I should be the first listing. Bradley Taylor plays Valses Nobles et Sentimentales By Ravel is the title. I have performed this at the Swaner Reserve and EcoCenter.
I played piano for Brigham Young University's Dance Department for 7 years - sight reading or playing without any music for Ballet and Modern Dance classes. I think sight reading is one of the best piano skills to have because you can play whatever you want in a fraction of the time. So my goal is to get students there. Most people aren't looking to become concert pianists, and my goal isn't that. It's to help them play well enough to really enjoy it and be very satisfied with their progress.
My students receive a well-rounded lesson with a foundational core of theory and exercises. If a student wants to learn a piece immediately, I help them to understand that in order to play the piece well and enjoy it, the foundation is the most important aspect. I cater my lessons to the individual student. Lessons follow a general rule of thumb but no two are exactly alike.
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