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Jennifer H.
Old Bridge, New Jersey
My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn theory, music history, and composition. All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of entering the NJMTA Piano Festival to be adjudicated each year. I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens.
About Jennifer H.

I've been playing the piano since I was seven years old. After going to college and studying music education, I started teaching piano and have fallen in love with this job. I love music and I love sharing it with others. I've been teaching piano for over 30 years. My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn proper playing technique, theory, music history, and composition. All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of being adjudicated through organizations such as the NJMTA or ABRSM.. I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens. Lesson Details Each lesson from the very beginning includes some technique, whether that is pentascales (5-note scales), full scales and chords, etudes, etc. Then we work on repertoire, learning new songs which challenge the student to expand his/her musicianship skills, with beginners using a lesson book while intermediate and advanced students become familiar with the traditional body of piano literature. For beginners, theory is taught using accompanying theory books. For more intermediate/advanced students, theory is incorporated into the lesson using the music the student is studying. Composing can be added into the lesson when the student is ready. The student is guided through the process of writing a song and then enters it into the computer and prints it out for their very own copy. When enough students have completed original compositions, I host a composition recital where students can play their creations.

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Jennifer H.
Old Bridge, New Jersey
My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn theory, music history, and composition. All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of entering the NJMTA Piano Festival to be adjudicated each year. I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens.
About Jennifer H.

I've been playing the piano since I was seven years old. After going to college and studying music education, I started teaching piano and have fallen in love with this job. I love music and I love sharing it with others. I've been teaching piano for over 30 years. My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn proper playing technique, theory, music history, and composition. All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of being adjudicated through organizations such as the NJMTA or ABRSM.. I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens. Lesson Details Each lesson from the very beginning includes some technique, whether that is pentascales (5-note scales), full scales and chords, etudes, etc. Then we work on repertoire, learning new songs which challenge the student to expand his/her musicianship skills, with beginners using a lesson book while intermediate and advanced students become familiar with the traditional body of piano literature. For beginners, theory is taught using accompanying theory books. For more intermediate/advanced students, theory is incorporated into the lesson using the music the student is studying. Composing can be added into the lesson when the student is ready. The student is guided through the process of writing a song and then enters it into the computer and prints it out for their very own copy. When enough students have completed original compositions, I host a composition recital where students can play their creations.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1984

Education

Certificate Program in Piano Pedagogy

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks {{languages}}

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Very nice and patient!!!!

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Awesome lesson. Jennifer is very knowledgable about her craft and is very patient! So glad we found her!

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I've finished my third lesson with Jennifer, and its a joy. She is very helpful, considerate, and full of knownledge. Tuesdays have become my favorite day of the week. Thank you :)

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I have over 35 years experience teaching private lessons to students ranging in age from 6 years to older adults. I’ve taught beginners, intermediates and advanced students, playing classical and popular styles. My students have performed in piano recitals, school talent shows, talent contests, adjudications, and been accepted into college to study music. In the lesson, we cover technique, repertoire, composition and theory. The student learns individual songs while learning concepts which make her/him a better musician. Each student also learns how to compose music. In addition to lessons, students have access to a computer with music theory games on it, and a music notation program so they can print out songs they have composed. There is also a music Listening Library with over 300 CD’s and DVD’s the students may use.
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