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Music Theory with Doniell C.

Spokane, Washington

Teaches online
Teaches all skill levels
Age: 5+
Speaks English, German
Teaching since 2002
Masters in Education

    Theory from an expert with over 30 years experience

    ***Please contact me with "Ask a Question" prior to signing up for lessons! I will not accept students without a 72 hour window for admin.*** Music theory is a joy to teach! Let me guide you. Within the first few lessons, you'll know terminology and basics such as rhythm and note reading, and as time goes on you'll be able to understand chords, structure and more. I typically use method books combined with traditional repertoire. ***My Equipment*** Extended upright Knabe Yamaha Digital Piano YPG-625 Skype, Zoom or FaceTime iPhone, Laptop, Kindle Fire Printer/Scanner/Copier and high speed internet connectivity Digital and traditional ticking metronomes Flashcards and numerous other learning materials and aids Extensive Music library with 550+ Books and sheets ***At the lesson*** During the lesson, students will begin with the material they have completed throughout the week. Corrections may be made. Students may have to repeat assignments until they are done satisfactorily - this is common. Then, writing assignments will be graded. Online students will submit writing assignments online through e-mail prior to the lesson, and will be given their grades at the lesson. Next, new material and concepts will be covered. Following the introduction of the week's work, there may be quizzes, flashcards, games, ear training, and composition assignments. Online students are required to write and keep track of their own assignments. At the end of each lesson I reserve time for Q&A. Bring any and all questions to your lesson. If you think of them during practice, write them down and bring them up here. All students under the age of 12 taking online lessons must have an adult in the nearby during the lesson for technical assistance and/or behavior support if required. All students under the age of 8 must have a parent/guardian sit in on lessons - both for online and lessons in my home. This is so that they can listen and be able to assist their student at home. This may include help with reading assignments, help with understanding assignments, physically assisting students (lifting a wrist, carrying materials, etc.) Online only students MUST have the following: Online Video platform (tablet, computer, etc.), a quiet room or environment in which lessons are conducted, a full-sized piano or weighted electric/digital piano, printer/scanner/copier, Pencils and Highlighters and an assignment notebook, and method books. ***Practicing*** I require all students to practice & read their assignment every day, if not more. 20-40 minutes for students aged 10 and older, each day. Students aged 5-10 should be between 15-30 minutes each day. ***Materials*** This will be determined by the student's needs and goals, but the following is a general list of what to expect to purchase. -Method books (i.e. Bastien, Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Piano Adventures) -Theory and/or Notespeller books -Repertoire Books -Technic Books -Etude or Progressive Study books -Sheet Music -Collegiate textbooks ***Policies*** All students will receive a copy of my policies prior to lessons, and must sign an agreement that they will follow said policies regarding situations such as canceling lessons, etiquette, and more BEFORE Lessons can be booked.

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