I specialize in teaching music reading, performance skills, chord styling, improvisation and theory.
I graduated from the University of Utah in Piano Performance in January 2013. I am currently working on my Masters degree, in Piano Performance. I have experience teaching in various locations, including Elementary Schools, The University of Utah Preparatory Division and in my own studio. Along with teaching music reading skills and performance, I teach improvisation, chord styling, ear development and theory in order to produce well rounded musicians.
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
Karine R. graduated from Komitas State Conservatory in Armenia, where she received her Master and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1997. She participated in Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1998, Moscow , Russia, and Busoni International Piano Competition in 1999, Bolzano, Italy. Ms. Karine Rafael taught piano in Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia. She had numerous recitals in Armenia, Russia, Italy and USA. Over 25 years of teaching experience .
I can help you find the chord structures your looking for. As well as basic piano elements.
I am a Signed Artist, Musician, composer, student & teacher. Looking for work in teaching Piano, Digital Audio Workshop, Guitar & DJ/Electronic Productions. I also provide music theory and composition info classes. My lessons are customized to fit my customers likes. So many teachers teach what they want to teach. But I teach what my student wants to learn. 'Music is the Universal language of mankind." Music is my passion. To connect with fun, through music is my hope & knowledge expansion is my goal. I hope we have the opportunity to explore our potentials with the universal language of mankind. Thank You for Your time. Have a wonderful tomorrow.
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 love music and have been teaching for nearly 8 years now. I love teaching and working with students to create awesome music. I love nature, swimming, and talking with people. I like art and music and how it contributes to giving one experiences that uplift and encourage our own personal growth. Search me on youtube! Search Bradley Ravel and I am the first listing. "Bradley Taylor plays Valses Nobles et Sentimentales By Ravel" is the title of the video. I have performed this in Park City at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter and it was great fun and very exciting! I recorded this video one day in the casual setting of my home and realized that great music exists in the casual comfort of your home long before any concerts in great concert halls become realized. Music you play ...
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 goal is to help students ENJOY the piano by finding ways to make it easier and doable. I have a very useful approach in helping students become self sufficient to sight read very well, to see patterns, understand music theory to either help them play well, or to even create their own music(I compose a lot of great music as well) I couldn't sight read very well until I was 16, but I had a great sight reading teacher that showed me how to develop it, and now I can say that I'm one of the best sight readers out there that I know. I would love to help you learn the piano, and I will do my best to make learning as effective as possible. I especially enjoy teaching those who quit and would like to try again, because I know what that is like.
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