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Why do I teach piano?
Because it has been the greatest source of enjoyment, rejuvenation, and continued growth throughout my life, and I want to share that with everyone I can.
Why should you or your child take piano lessons with me?
Because I offer highly specialized lessons to each student, dependent on their needs and goals so that you too can benefit from a life filled with music. I offer lessons in many styles and supply all students with practical musical knowledge that will lead to full understanding and appreciation.
For young beginner students, students can expect to learn piano basics (note names, chords, etc.) and musical fundamentals, soon moving into learning full songs.
Learn to read, write and perform on the piano. Play simplified versions of your favorite songs while making your way through Alfred's basic piano library. Using software, I create recordings of my students exercises; students experience an enjoyable way to practice and develop their skills playing along with recordings. These recordings are made and adjusted specifically for each learner. The software allows me to tailor a practice session specifically for each student.
William has been teaching piano for over 15 years. He has expertise in beginning and intermediate classical/traditional piano instruction as well as excels in teaching all levels of experience for those who wish to learn to improvise or excel at contemporary techniques. He has been trained in the techniques and methods of Willard A. Palmer ( author of Alfred piano course) which brings a holistic aspect to his teaching of this piano series which is favored by most piano instructors.
Whatever your piano needs might be, William would tailor the instruction to meet the client/students need. William is also undergoing training and graduate work in music therapy at one of the finest schools of music offering this degree. With this knowledge and years experience working with special needs students, William offers adaptive piano lessons for those with difficulties learning or physical disorders.
I structure my lessons to best fit what the individual is looking for. If the student would like to learn chords to play pop songs, we can focus on that. However, I usually try to incorporate a little of everything. Lessons will include scales, technique-building exercises, sight-reading, theory, and pieces for performance. I encourage my students to work hard and improve without overwhelming them.
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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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