How exciting that you are thinking about learning to play the piano!!! One of my greatest joys in life has been sharing my gift of music with others, especially in teaching piano lessons. I began playing piano when I was 10 years old and by the age of 12 I was playing in my local church. I'm sure I wasn't the best but I was the most eager and many people encouraged me in my learning. By the time I was 16, I was playing piano and organ in a large local church and leading a small choir. I have been in church ministry for over 35 years and have taught many students over the past 25 years. The one thing I have learned and enjoyed is bringing out the expression of music that each person has. Everyone is unique and different and I love to see how music is expressed by each person. I am a patient person (at least when it comes to teaching piano) and I want each student to enjoy their piano playing experience. I will work with you at your pace, not mine. We'll have fun while learning! You will enjoy your piano learning experience!
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1984
Piano, Organ and voice lessons
Teaches ages 8+
Speaks English, Spanish, French
Has background check
Jim has the patience of a saint. He has been teaching my youngest daughter for several years. She can be a handful, he works with her. I am always amazed at her progression. The sense of accomplishment she has when she moves to a new book or records for special occasions.
I have been taking lessons for almost three years with Jim. Still not a concert pianist. I do this for my enjoyment and mental stimulation. Luckily Jim is very patient and understanding.
Mr. Rossi is a great piano and organ instructor. I have been taking piano/organ lessons with him since September 2020 and feel that I have learned a lot since. I especially like his focus on analyzing musical pieces and sight-reading from their. He is a very patient and kind teacher, and every weekly lesson finishes off on a positive note, pun intended. I would ultimately like to play some of Bach's wonderful organ solo pieces and I'm confident Mr. Rossi can get me there.