Keith Bohm

Keith B.

Ballwin, MO
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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

My lessons are unique in that I make studying piano enjoyable and beginners start to feel the love of music, and want to succeed. I get beginners {adults or children playing pieces very quickly. Sight-reading and theory are incorporated into beginning lessons {students do not realize they are learning these}. Later theory is taught as a separate part of the lesson. In the 15 years I have taught, most beginning students are playing at a 3rd year level at the end of one year. Intermediate and advanced students learn history of the composers works they are playing, and how the composes' lives affect the interpretation. I teach the technique need for a piece. I do not have my students practicing scales and other rote exercises. My students learn all the technique need as part of the pieces they are working on.

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About

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Keith delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
1974

I was a combined piano performance and theory major at Texas Christian University. I was fortunate to have studied with some of the best teachers in the world, including Mme. Lili Kraus, Miklos Ivanich and Dr. Stephen Swedish. After college I taught fro several years to mostly grade and middle school students. I happy to say the after many years I am still in touch with many of them and they are still playing, and appreciate that I taught them the love of music. I work at my student's pace. I do stress learning everything correctly before advancing. Students work at different paces, which is why I do not feel that group lessons are useful for many students. I am very patient with a student's progress as long as he or she is learning.

Playing piano is more than playing the right notes. It is more than adding your feeling to the music.
It is what inspired the composer to write a certain piece of music. What was his inspiration? It is the responsibility of the teacher to have studied in depth the composers to be able to transfer that message to the students.

My students range from total beginners (adults and children) to college students needing additional help preparing for juries and recitals.

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Experience

Piano Teacher
Jan 1974 - Present
Private Students Only

I have always believed that private lessons are the best way to teach. In class lessons, students have to follow the pace of the class, and everyone ultimately plays the same.


Education

piano and theory
Sep 1970 - Jun 1974
St. Louis Institute of Music and TCU, Ft. Worth Texas
Piano Performance and Theory
Aug 1970 - May 1974
Texas Christian University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Serious reflection on the composing style of Franz Liszt.

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Mozart, Fantasy c minor, part
Schumann, from Childhood Scenes
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3 Reviews

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Christopher Jul 22, 2019
Piano · In home

He was very patient and the lesson was well structured for a novice beginner like myself. Highly recommended

Jose Jul 21, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

He was kind, accommodating and obviously accomplished.

Cooper Feb 28, 2019
Piano · In home

Keith is awesome, patient, and communicates at a level that a 6 year old can understand. Great start!

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