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I took many levels of piano in college, learned how to play quick accompaniments, scales, chords and more; then started immediately playing background piano gigs. Want to learn how to dazzle a crowd with some easy approaches to piano comping and soloing?
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Learn the basics up to Chopin and fugues.
Learn note reading, your favorite songs, chords, and more.
Proper finger technique, scales, and ear training for students who want it.
I am professional musician and private piano instructor in the Mt. Mary neighborhood. I hold a Bachelor's degree in piano performance and have been teaching full-time since 2008.
I appreciate all types of music and enjoy working with students of ALL ages and ability levels. I am passionate about music and I also like to have fun!
Beginners: Be comfortable playing in any major key by the end of year 1 and any minor key by the end of year 2 (Robert Pace, Books 1-2) with supplemental books
Intermediate: A mixture of methods, with a focus on classical music from the four major stylistic periods, theory, and improvisational skills with clear technique development
Early Advanced: A focus on classical music from various stylistic periods, theory, improvisational skills, and clear technique development
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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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