Trained from age five to approach the piano with excitement and love, I have studied with piano professors from all over the world at the Chopin Institute in Warsaw, Poland.
I love children and am patient, creative and intuitive. If your child is wiling to put in at least twenty minutes of practicing time, 5 -6 days a week, I will be patient, fun and excited every time they come in for a lesson - always tailoring their musical experience to their individual needs.
I also now have experience teaching several adult students at different beginner and intermediate levels. I'd love for you to come in to my convenient Los Feliz studio after work for a lesson, you can walk to dinner or cafe, or a stroll in Griffith and do some of, what I call 'learning away from the piano.' :)
Hope to see you soon.
*** Lesson Details ***
I will teach you or your child to be comfortable and playful with the instrument, make practicing fun and foster a life long love of music. Using both creative composition approaches to the piano as well as beginning of sight reading, hand position and theory, we will work through songs in Faber's Piano Adventures books for performance, lesson and theory for kids, and the Alfred's Adult Piano Student for adults. I compliment our main workbook by including pieces that we find together, things you love, and for kids I also try to include some Suzuki method to train the young ear.
The student and I will have honest communication about practice and I will do everything I can to make sure practice is approachable, productive, fun, and easy to get done with for the day.
*** Studio Equipment ***
The home studio is in the living room in the front of the house. Includes a coat rack and small space for shoes. Very nice apartment.
*** Specialties ***
Most importantly - make sure a beginner is comfortable with the instrument! The first few lessons I play "improv" games where a student improvises on the keyboard in response to me naming a certain animal or automobile (ie, rocket ship or chipmunk). We then work on exercises to strengthen up, hand position, fingering and reading. And then we're off to the races!