- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 18 and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hello! I have been playing the piano ever since I was 6 year's old, and have been teaching piano over 15 years. I began teaching piano when I was working on my Bachelor's Degree in Music and also taught vocal music at a local elementary school. After receiving a B.A. and a teaching license, I have taught vocal music at elementary schools and choir at both middle and high schools. Because of this extensive teaching experience at schools, I am good with young children and teens.
Even as a pianist, I strongly believe that ear training and solfege singing play a big role in learning to play piano. In addition to teaching playing technique and artistry, my lessons include music theory, ear training, sight-reading and solfege singing. I specialize in classical music.
I homeschool my daughter, so I am available during the day to especially teach homeschool children and their families. I am fun, organized, very patient, and I am an excellent teacher. I can't wait to hear from you!
Taught general music and choir from elementary schools to middle schools.
Orff is a method to teach music.
I took a three-week intensive Kodaly Certification Level I course at Fresno State. Kodaly is a method to teach music.
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After only a couple months with Ms Graves, my two teen-aged daughters are successfully playing the piano by actually reading the music! Ms. Graves guides the music choices based on the studen’s interest and the relatively quick success motivates the girls to practice on their own. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in piano instructors. Ms. Graves is encouraging and patient.+ Read More
Grandson has been taking lessons for about two years. Highly recommend Akiko. She knows how to keep my grandson focused.