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Jamila S.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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About Jamila S.

Masters Degree in Piano Performance Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Piano Performance Golden Key International Honor Society Member MTNA *** Lesson Details *** My philosophy is to push you to exceed your expectations and reach your goals while still having fun. I will push you, but gently and show you a lot of effective ways of practicing so that you achieve more in less time. I am big on technique and really believe in the importance of developing a solid technique, which I will help you to acquire. A strong technique will give you the tools you need to play whatever you want skillfully. With a commanding technique you will be able to focus on making beautiful music. Are you a singer? Develop your piano/keyboard skills and you can learn to accompany yourself. I generally divide the lesson into three sections: Technique Repertoire Music Theory I feel it is important to bring all of these elements into all areas of music education, particularly performance. What is most important is that you are enjoying your music educational experience. Looking forward to your lessons, enjoying your practice time and having a sense of accomplishment. I will push you to exceed your own expectations but you will set the pace as well as determine what music you desire to play. *** Studio Equipment *** Baldwin Piano *** Travel Equipment *** Ipad Music Scores Music Books Music Theory Books Music Theory Worksheets Music Theory Assignment Sheets Practice Assignment Sheets *** Specialties *** I specialize in developing a strong technique at the piano to help the student facilitate dexterity and independant finger strength. With these skills I find you will be able to execute any style of performance with a great deal of ease. Are you a singer? Learn to accompany yourself. Vocal Coaching Provided


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Jamila has been giving our 7-year-old twin boys piano lessons for six months, and my wife and I are blown away by what an incredible teacher Jamila is. Our boys began never having played a note in their life, and in just six months they play at a level we didn't think they would reach for at least a year and a half or more. Family and friends who hear the boys play are amazed because their own kids took lessons for years and didn't achieve the same level of skill and knowledge of musical theory so early on--and it is 100% thanks to Jamila! She doesn't underestimate kids or teach down to them. She teaches proper technique and theory in a positive, encouraging, yet rigorous way that I imagine most kids will respond very well to. We feel blessed to have found her.

Posted Aug 18, 2015
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One word..... AMAZING!!! Before Ms. Jamila was my piano teacher, I had little interest in the piano. My other teacher gave me boring, easy songs, which didn't help. After that, I despised the piano, and thought I never would play it. Then, Ms. Jamila came along. Unlike my other teacher, she asked my interests and what song I really liked. Now, I don't know how I ever hated it. I believe I will go far with her as my teacher. She posts articles on her blog and her website which deepens my understanding of music. I would reccomend her to anyone, because on a scale of 1 to 10, she's infinity!

Posted May 16, 2015
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Jamila is great! She is patient and extremely knowledgeable about music.

Posted May 15, 2015

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Pianist / Educator
Aug 2000 - Present
The Art of Piano Performance
Classical Performances Jazz Performances Brazilian-Jazz Performances Teaching Private Individualized Piano Lessons Qualified Audition and Competition Preparation All Ages / All Levels / All Genres Classical / Pop / Jazz Teaching Piano Classes for Adults Teaching Piano Classes for Pre-Schoolers
Masters Degree
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Florida International University
Masters Music Degree/Piano Performance
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
Florida International University
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Piano Performance
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
CCNY/Leonard Davis Center for Performing Arts
Limited Proficiency
Certificate of Educational Partnership
Sep 2007
Steinway & Sons
Music Together
Jun 2007
Music Together
Introductory Music Class for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers Learning through song, fun and play about rhythm and melody Introduction to Piano for Pre-Schoolers
Nov 2011
Golden Key International Honor Society
Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2013
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
National Association for Music Education
Sep 2012
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
National Association of Music Merchants
Sep 2006
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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