John Fox
Parkville, MD
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John Fox

John F.

Parkville, MD
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
What I enjoy most about the piano is=

The opportunity to show my students what sounds and ideas they can create from the piano; sounds that are uniquely their own; sounds that have meaning and purpose and are full of their own emotions. That is the most rewarding part of teaching.

Also= As a musician who takes great care of his body with a wide range of physical activities and has studied the human body thoroughly, I'm very adamant that piano playing requires tremendous physical dexterity and bodily control, not just knowledge of the music alone.

Point= My overall approach to piano lessons simply put is: How do we form the closest bond between "Us" and the "Instrument"?

So how do we achieve this.

I do this by training the student's hands & body to move in the way they were designed by nature to move.

I fully understand music theory, chords, scales, and rhythm and I will teach you everything I know about them. Point= So does every cookie-cutter piano teacher.

What 99% of teachers do not know is: How to teach students how best to move at the piano so that their playing becomes effortless.

Overall point= I can teach you to play effortlessly, regardless of age. I am able to make my concepts easily understandable so a total novice or an advanced player can put them right to use and experience piano playing like never before.

So= Let me show you what you (or son/daughter) are truly capable at the piano, both musically, and physically!

Musically Yours,

John

About John F.

What I enjoy most about the piano is=

The opportunity to show my students what sounds & ideas they can create from the piano; sounds that are uniquely their own; sounds that have meaning and purpose and are full of their own emotions. That is the most rewarding part of teaching.

Also= As a musician who takes great care of his body with a wide range of physical activities and has studied the human body thoroughly, I'm very adamant that piano playing requires tremendous physical dexterity and bodily control, not just knowledge of the music alone.

Point= My overall approach to piano lessons simply put is: How do we form the closest bond between "Us" and the "Instrument"?

I do this by training the student's hands & body to move in the way they were designed by nature to move.

I fully understand music theory, chords, scales, and rhythm and I will teach you everything I know about them. Point= So does every cookie-cutter piano teacher.

What 99% of teachers do not know is: How to teach students how best to move at the piano so that their playing becomes effortless.

Overall point= I can teach you to play effortlessly, regardless of age. I am able to make my concepts easily understandable so a total novice or an advanced player can put them right to use and experience piano playing like never before.

So, let me show you what you (or son/daughter) are truly capable at the piano, both musically, and physically!

-Musically Yours,

John

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Ryleigh
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John showed up on time and was very professional. Looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Jan 24, 2020

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Musician
May 2013 - Present

Fox Piano Technologies

I've been a musician since 6, beginning with vocal training during elementary school & regularly performed at church and other school services in children's choir. I started piano at 9 years old and have never stopped. (I still remember the first song I feel in love with: "What a Wonderful World") I have 15 years of piano experience, of which includes two college degrees: an A.A in Piano from the Community College of Baltimore County & a B.S in Piano from Towson University. My teaching philosophy is modeled after the ideologies of Canadian pianist and author Alan Fraser, owner and operator of the Alan Fraser Institute. Feel free to view his free content on YouTube or on his website alanfraserinstitute.com. Alan's teachings focus on the complete awareness of your skeleton as it relates to the piano. (specifically the hand). This teaching approach awakens the innate structure and function of the hand; unlocking its true power by replacing tension and over-relaxation teachings (which plague main-stream piano instruction) with effective hand movement. This is what seperates my teaching style from 99% of all other keyboard teachers out there. My job: 1. To help you maintain healthy hand function for the rest of your life; never succumbing to pain while playing. 2. To show you how to produce the best sound in the correct way. 3. To give you the tools you need to be able to play any song or piece you want; at any speed; with perfect accuracy; endless energy; at any time. 4. All the while learning the songs you want to play! Regardless of age or experience, I'm able to distill these concepts into understandable advice for both adults and children alike; advice that will leave you with a much better understanding of how your body (not just your hand) works at the piano. Musically Yours, -John

Education

Bachelors of Science: Piano Education and Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017

Towson University

Associates of Art: Piano Education and Performance
Jan 2011 - May 2015

Community College of Baltimore County

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Pianist 2015
May 2015

The Community College of Baltimore County

Outstanding Music Student 2015
May 2015

The Community College of Baltimore County

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