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For ages 8 and up, students will learn to play through easy songs and exercises. Sight reading, note recognition and good playing technique are also taught to maximize progress into more difficult pieces.
After the basics are established, we will then move toward the kind of music the student is most interested in learning to play, whether classical or contemporary in nature.
Lessons proceed at a easy pace, and moved forward based on the student's understanding. No artificial pace is employed to "push" progress forward beyond the student's ability to address and learn.
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Please note: For children under 8 years old, you will need to contact me prior to scheduling lessons (via the "Ask A Question" feature) to discuss their particular needs and readiness to begin this regimen.
Different people learn differently, so I like to vary my teaching methods based on individual students. One way of thinking about something may be very helpful for one student and not so helpful for another. Having had some not-so-great personal experiences with teachers who would only explain a concept in one way, I try hard to avoid this in my teaching. I try to keep the lessons fun and stress-free while still pushing students to meet their full potential. Music is fun because it contains both abstract (i.e. how the music feels) and concrete (eg notes and rhythms) elements, so I try to include both sides of the spectrum in my teaching.
No matter what age or stage, I can help get you started on the path to excellence!
Piano lessons include a foundation of music theory and music reading skills. We use exercises and repertoire to develop the eye-hand coordination necessary to learn and perform a piece of music with musicality and personal expression.
Scales, body movement, theory, repertoire, versatility in repertoire, aural skills and self confidence. Alfred or Faber books will be worked through in lessons.
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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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