- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Piano has always been the foundation of music for me and it's where I find myself everyday! It is a great way to understand the building blocks of music which makes it an excellent choice for someone new to music.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- October 2003
I graduated Manga Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and I have been teaching piano and voice for over 14 years. What drives me is the power of music to lift peoples spirits, allowing them to grow, and have fun.
In my own life, it wasn’t long before I felt the tug of music. I first became involved with piano when I would tag along with my mother to her piano lessons. The teacher gave me a beginners book and a few pointers and that started me on my path.
The real epiphany came at 12 when I met local singer and instructor Sandi Bedrosian-Hyde, who became not only my voice teacher but my friend and mentor. I was fortunate enough to become her personal assistant and was able to teach under her guidance for several years. Sandi was able to show me that with the right teacher a student can go on to accomplish anything.
*** Lesson Details ***
My favorite part of teaching is getting to know the personalities of my students and figuring out what music is to them. Yes, we all need to be able to read and write music, and yes we have to practice scales and other technique exercises, but when these are done music is boiled down to one thing: Expression. Lessons are structured around good practice and organizational skills, technique, music theory and performance.
I definitely have a great sense of humor with my students, as well as a patient and easy-going demeanor.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can able to provide all learning books and notebooks for the same price as a store. I always have pencils and erasers.
Student needs any type of keyboard.
*** Specialties ***
Style Proficiency for Both Instruments: Pop, Rock, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Adult Contemporary, Classical
Teaching Method: Technique, Music Theory, Harmony (including harmony singing for singers) Sight Reading, Stylistic Musicality, Ear Training, Tempo Control, Improvisation, Repertoire Building, Healthy Practice Habits, Organization
Taught all levels of piano and voice from ages 4 to adult.