- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
After having taught piano for a few years now, my students have been successful learning the fundamentals of piano playing. The most popular beginner piano books do not actually start as easy as they possibly can. I have a list of songs that the student will start off with that are easier than the typical first songs on a book. After these songs have been learned, the student will play from the Alfred piano books. Eventually, the student will be able to play more advanced songs and pieces like Fur Elise. The parents provide the student with music books and a metronome.
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- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
You may think it’s strange to talk about a story that is unrelated to music, but read on to find out why this story is important to Alex’s life as a music teacher. Alex has always been a curious guy. Having worn glasses for his entire life, Alex was interested to see what contacts were like. Usually, he would have just accepted what he was told. However, this time, he was determined to wear contacts. So, Alex attended a different eye doctor rather than his original doctor. Even then, he was told that he would not be able to wear contacts. But he was still determined to try them out. Surprisingly, the contacts worked! Little did Alex know that this would be the start of a different chapter in his life.
It was perhaps not surprising, then, that a new emphasis on education had begun to develop. Shortly afterwards, Alex accepted a new job as a piano teacher at the Piano Studio. Using the lessons he had learned from his visit to the doctor, he started to form his philosophy on teaching. No matter what the challenges of the student, Alex will always strive to work through those challenges and do his best to successfully teach that student.
There have been a few piano beginners that have come by the Piano Studio that were assigned to Alex’s teaching roster. When they started, they were clearly some of the hardest beginners he has had to work with. One parent even remarked that her child would be impossible to teach. That parent was fortunately wrong! For months, now, this student follows Alex's instructions very clearly and has been paying attention every lesson. This is an example of how Alex's tenacity has paid off.
With a full studio of nearly twenty students per week while attending San Jacinto College, Alex stuck by with this principle of never giving up. Even when it seemed discouraging, he never gave up on any of his students as long as his students never give up on themselves. This, he believes, is what separates teachers who are passionate at their work, and teachers who just try to get by.
Currently, Alex teaches at a piano studio in Webster, TX, while attending the University of St. Thomas. Additionally, he performs weekly at a local Church as the staff organist and pianist.
I perform hymns and church pieces for the Sunday service each week.
I give piano lessons at a growing music studio near Houston, TX.
I gave in-home piano lessons for almost a full year with Allegro Music Academy. At one time, I taught several students over the school year.
Edward's a very patient teacher and accomplished pianist. I've played the piano a bit on my own, but he gave me a detailed orientation into the theoretical side and technical side of piano. He gives me a large plate of work every week, and expects me to do this work. My progress isn't immediate, but it's going smoothly and it IS progress. I would suggest Edward for both begginers berly learning and for experienced players trying to learn more. Don't be shy with him. He can be a bit qwerky, but there is a method to his madness.+ Read More
I have studied under Alex for some time now and I think he is the best instructor in the Houston area. I would highly recommend him because of his teaching style and is also one of the best players around. 10/10 Edward displays an extremely professional attitude about everything he does and has shown himself to be dedicated to becoming an outstanding musician and teacher. He is also a very accomplished Piano, Trumpet & improviser, a very sensitive player and a very musical individual.+ Read More
I haven’t taken lessons from Edward, but we have played together since high school band. I’ve seen him play in concerts as a soloist and he is very musical on both piano and trumpet. We also played a trumpet solo with piano accompaniment that he wrote and it was a list of fun. He’s a great guy to work with and is very understanding of any problems you’re having as a musician. I’d definitely recommend Edward as a lesson teacher for both trumpet and piano.+ Read More
Edward was my student for three years and was an excellent student. He followed my instructions, always asking intelligent questions and executing my instructions excellently. He comprehends music and its historical context in performance and went further by investigating any interesting aspects about the composition and composer. He shows an advanced knowledge of classical music, but has a good knowledge of jazz as well. He showed patience in his learning and was disciplined and dedicated to practicing. He performed in an excellent and mature manner. I recommend him highly.+ Read More
Alex and I went to junior college together and during our time there I was frequently impressed by his unique talent and constant dedication to honing his craft. During our last semester together, we shared a junior recital and working with him on that was a very enjoyable experience. Aside from being a phenomenal musician and teacher, he’s also a wonderful guy to interact with and has a great sense of humor. Students of his will be in the best of hands!+ Read More