Benjamin Ott
Ventura, CA
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Benjamin Ott

Benjamin O.

Ventura, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have a strong sense of technique when it comes to the piano. Focusing on form first will let the notes come out by themselves by giving the student control and poise. Scales and arpeggios are crucial to improvement in virtuosity. All of these things allow the student to be able to play anything that is put in front of them, the remaining step being to simply be able to read the notes. Proper posture comes first, including hand posture, then finger strength, then proper execution of notes including scales and arpeggios, then classical repertoire.

About Benjamin O.

I have been interacting with kids and adults in a learning environment for almost 20 years, including camps, babysitting, student teaching, afterschool programs, and in-home tutoring. I find that I receive great results from my students and reach a point where they are energized about what they are learning and are anxious to learn more. Reaching that place is the goal that I pursue with all of my students. This involves trying to gauge exactly where that student is in terms of knowledge of the subject so that I am throwing things at them that is just above that. Something too low causes them to be bored. Something too high causes them to be frustrated. It is in that "lightning zone" where they are most fired up about the material that makes learning the most efficient and easy for both me and the student!

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