Graham Hicks

Graham H.

Akron, OH

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About

Graham delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2011

I am a Piano Performance major at The University of Akron. I currently study with Philip Thomson, and my past teachers include Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching six-year-olds, retirees, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. I see that students have a well-rounded approach towards musicianship and playing. Lessons should include theory, ear training, etc. to ensure that students understand what they are playing.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, we will cover many different aspects of playing. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play prepared pieces, and I will make suggestions. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.

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Experience

Director of Music
Jun 2012 - Present
East Market Street United Church of Christ

I play the music for the service. I have substituted at several churches before starting at East Market St.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2011 - Present
The University of Akron

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Music Honors Scholarship
Aug 2011
The University of Akron

Photos & Videos

This is a video intended to inspire young musicians.
A six-year-old student in recital.

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Conducting the concert band.

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3 Reviews

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barbara Jun 3, 2016
Piano · In home

Extremely dedicated, patient and caring teacher.

Bob Craven Sep 19, 2015
Piano · Online

Excellent teacher.

Race J. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home

It was wonderful!! I could not haves asked for it to go any better! Graham was awesome with my son who has aspergers. Can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you Graham!

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