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David W.
Teaches Online
Learn to play a diverse repertoire of music that includes Pop, Classical, and Contemporary.
I have a comprehensive approach towards teaching and like to include rote pieces (learning patterns by imitation), reading pieces, theory as well as playing with a chord chart and simple improvisation, to develop an all-round musician, always respecting the student’s personal needs and desires. I believe music is more than notes on paper, and the goal is to communicate your ideas regardless if you’ve just started or you are a more experienced pianist. So reach out to me and I’ll help you achieve your musical goals while having fun and learning about this absolutely fascinating world! I teach from Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber. For my younger beginner students ages 5-7, I start with the Primer books which consist of 3 books A, B & C. They have fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. After the Primer is completed, ages 7-11 the numbered levels slowly advance the student through increasingly challenging skills and repertoire. By the end of the series students have an advance foundation that has covered key signatures, minor and major scales, intervals, cadences, transposition, and even shifting advanced time signatures. Ages 11-17 I use Accelerated Piano Adventures which covers the same concepts as Basic Piano Adventures does, but at an accelerated pace and with a tone more fitting to that of an older beginner. 18 and older, I start with Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book by Faber. This book includes technique, theory, the fundamentals of music notation, chord playing, and musical form. Lessons are recurring weekly - extremely important to develop the brain, nervous system, fine motor skills simultaneously using repetitive movements, patterns, and momentum. A typical lesson with me will look something like this: -The student plays what they have practiced, and we work on any difficult areas and techniques for playing better. -I introduce new lesson material, asking questions to make sure my student understands. -We work on music theory, sight reading, good posture, and helpful practice techniques. -I expect my students to practice every day, just as I do. It is the only way to become proficient. I incorporate a variety of fun rhythm patterns in the left hand to help with learning scales and arpeggios. You'll also learn chords, sight-reading, improvisation, ear training, and music theory. I provide personalized feedback after each lesson to help remind every student of what they are working on.
About David W.

I'm an experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner to intermediate piano student! I welcome all ages. My lessons are customized and tailored to the needs and goals of each student. I pursued my passion and earned a Bachelor's degree in music from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. I encourage all of my students to share their favorite music with me. It affords me the opportunity to learn more about what they desire to learn and what types of music they enjoy. I use an online program that I'm very passionate about called Supersonics. It's included as part of studying with me. It is an interactive program that keeps you engaged in-between lessons. Included with the program: Audio recordings: Listen to all your pieces. Audio backing tracks: Slow down or speed up to adjust to your ability and confidence level. Print every book, piece, and rhythm builder. Catchy, inspiring music that engages students of every age. Parents can see what their child is working on and watch their love for music come alive with creativity. Adults enjoy the ability to listen to the piece before they play it. I have a Yamaha DGX-520 88-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard. An internal webcam on my laptop as well as an external Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, for multiple views. Questions? To learn more, please click the “Ask a Question” button on my profile to send me a message about lessons or scheduling! I would like to share my skills and experience with you. I look forward to teaching you soon!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2017

Education

Bachelor in Music

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Teaches ages 6+

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Speaks English

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David W.
Teaches Online
Learn to play a diverse repertoire of music that includes Pop, Classical, and Contemporary.
I have a comprehensive approach towards teaching and like to include rote pieces (learning patterns by imitation), reading pieces, theory as well as playing with a chord chart and simple improvisation, to develop an all-round musician, always respecting the student’s personal needs and desires. I believe music is more than notes on paper, and the goal is to communicate your ideas regardless if you’ve just started or you are a more experienced pianist. So reach out to me and I’ll help you achieve your musical goals while having fun and learning about this absolutely fascinating world! I teach from Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber. For my younger beginner students ages 5-7, I start with the Primer books which consist of 3 books A, B & C. They have fun-filled songs, rhythm games and technique activities develop beginning keyboard skills. After the Primer is completed, ages 7-11 the numbered levels slowly advance the student through increasingly challenging skills and repertoire. By the end of the series students have an advance foundation that has covered key signatures, minor and major scales, intervals, cadences, transposition, and even shifting advanced time signatures. Ages 11-17 I use Accelerated Piano Adventures which covers the same concepts as Basic Piano Adventures does, but at an accelerated pace and with a tone more fitting to that of an older beginner. 18 and older, I start with Adult Piano Adventures All-in-One Piano Course Book by Faber. This book includes technique, theory, the fundamentals of music notation, chord playing, and musical form. Lessons are recurring weekly - extremely important to develop the brain, nervous system, fine motor skills simultaneously using repetitive movements, patterns, and momentum. A typical lesson with me will look something like this: -The student plays what they have practiced, and we work on any difficult areas and techniques for playing better. -I introduce new lesson material, asking questions to make sure my student understands. -We work on music theory, sight reading, good posture, and helpful practice techniques. -I expect my students to practice every day, just as I do. It is the only way to become proficient. I incorporate a variety of fun rhythm patterns in the left hand to help with learning scales and arpeggios. You'll also learn chords, sight-reading, improvisation, ear training, and music theory. I provide personalized feedback after each lesson to help remind every student of what they are working on.
About David W.

I'm an experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner to intermediate piano student! I welcome all ages. My lessons are customized and tailored to the needs and goals of each student. I pursued my passion and earned a Bachelor's degree in music from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. I encourage all of my students to share their favorite music with me. It affords me the opportunity to learn more about what they desire to learn and what types of music they enjoy. I use an online program that I'm very passionate about called Supersonics. It's included as part of studying with me. It is an interactive program that keeps you engaged in-between lessons. Included with the program: Audio recordings: Listen to all your pieces. Audio backing tracks: Slow down or speed up to adjust to your ability and confidence level. Print every book, piece, and rhythm builder. Catchy, inspiring music that engages students of every age. Parents can see what their child is working on and watch their love for music come alive with creativity. Adults enjoy the ability to listen to the piece before they play it. I have a Yamaha DGX-520 88-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard. An internal webcam on my laptop as well as an external Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, for multiple views. Questions? To learn more, please click the “Ask a Question” button on my profile to send me a message about lessons or scheduling! I would like to share my skills and experience with you. I look forward to teaching you soon!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2017

Education

Bachelor in Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Mr David is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone because he is so kind and passionate about his work he is also really patient with his students.

Posted Jan 8, 2021
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Amazing teacher!! For a person who is also a beginner, he is very passionate about the music he teaches and does not fail to help others who are also beginners in need. I totally recommend this to any who wants to learn about piano with him!

Posted Jan 6, 2021
Teacher's Studio

David Wettrich is an amazing instructor. He is patient and knowledgeable in all that he teaches. I would strongly recommend him to anyone regardless of their level or age.

Posted Jan 6, 2021
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Piano
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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T
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
15 minutes
$15
30 minutes
$23
45 minutes
$28
60 minutes
$34
90 minutes
$45
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30