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My mission, is to create a private and educational environment to students of all ages. One that enriches their senses to music, through reading, writing, ear training, performance and technique.
I hold bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as a California Music Teacher Credential and an Illinois Professional Educator License in Music. I've been teaching music lessons for 16 years and my students have gone on to perform solos, in ensembles, and throughout the community. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to perform "Hot Cross Buns" and as time goes on you'll be able to perform classical and popular music. I love working with students of all ages, and I can't wait to meet you!
For parents of very young children, I use the Music for Little Mozarts method book, which is perfect for ages 3-6. My 2 year old daughter also uses it with success. She, along with my older students and their parents, love how this book uses stories and memorable characters to teach young ones how to play piano. If you have a young child interested in getting started, please contact me through the "Ask a Question" feature so I can get to know your family better, and ...
I am a professional musician and educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. My students have won music competitions and scholarships both nationally and internationally. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.
Students will learn basic piano skills such as hand placement, note reading, note values, pedal use, major and minor scales, expressions, etudes, pieces, memory work, music history, performance techniques, and most of all to have fun learning the piano. I will expect students to have a minimum 67 note keyboard with sustain pedal, or a good piano to use for personal practice time. Each student should spend at least 20-30 minutes daily to start. They must purchase the recommended books.
We will work together to develop a plan of study that focuses on your goals and includes a list of songs or pieces that you would like to learn to play. The first half of the lesson will consist of basic music instruction, such as note-reading, rhythm-counting, music theory and technique. The second half will consist of working on music you like to play.
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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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