If you take lessons with me, you can expect progression! This takes top priority in my mind. It is very important for my students to know that I encourage keeping track of their progress on their chosen instruments. Setting goals and reaching them can be very satisfying! I recognize that every student has different skill levels and I will teach to the style that they best adapt to. One final note to add, they will be loved!
At just 6 months old my mom discovered me humming “Silent Night”. By age 2, I would sit in the bathroom, holding aloft a Reader’s Digest from which I would “read” aloud, belting gibberish at the top of my lungs. Needless to say, my mother quickly enrolled me in the children’s performing group “Sunshine Generation”, since then its been 23 years of singing, dancing, acting, playing piano, playing guitar and playing the ukulele non-stop. I love music and I love teaching! I have been studying the subject for decades now, two and half to be exact. First, in private lessons with wonderful teachers, then in Junior High, and High School. Then I entered the realms of college at Citrus, Riverside City College and my current educating grounds, Brigham Young University(Commercial Music Major). I ...
I teach piano and music theory from my home studio in Sugarhouse. I am accepting new students Monday through Friday, 9 am-8 pm. My students are given practicing incentives and the opportunity to participate in yearly recitals. All levels are welcome, ages 3 and up.
After studying piano intensively my entire life, I began teaching piano to children when I was 16. I have continued teaching piano ever since and have loved it as a means to teach children not only a new instrument, but also music theory, ear training, and sight singing. Music is an invaluable tool for children as they progress through life.
Students are guided through basic piano technique and theory through a series of method books depending on the level of the student. I enjoy using the Hal Leonard series for my beginning through intermediate students.
Please note that I only teach piano students at their home location. Students must have regular access to a piano.
I teach voice, piano and flute to a myriad of students from all ages! I specialize in a plethora of genres in all three instruments. I am eager to help you or your child learn the joy that comes through music! Please note some exceptions to those ages under my specialties. Piano students are only taught in their homes and voice students must be older than age 11.
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 .
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