I've been teaching piano for nearly a decade now and love working with both kids and adults! Learning or perfecting an instrument certainly takes time and diligence but should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. My lesson dynamic is focused but fun. Sight-reading, intervallic reading, hand posture, and effective practice strategies are all basic tenants of my instruction as is developing musical ears and fingers. Music theory is always stressed with an emphasis on triads, melodic patterns, and form. I incorporate contemporary music, charts, and songs of the students’ choice. Having experience as a singer and studying voice, I love to incorporate singing into my lessons and encourage my piano students to explore their voices with me as well!
Lilli L. began formal piano lessons at the young age of three-and-a-half in Sacramento, California, after her parents noticed a daily habit of climbing the piano bench. She studied classical piano on and off for thirteen years before expanding her musical repertoire to other genres and instruments. At 16 she began singing and songwriting on guitar and piano, and at 18 inherited a drum set she played daily. She resumed private instruction with a new teacher, Tatiana Scott, and completed all required music theory, jazz theory, and ear-training courses at college under the tutelage of Tatiana and noted jazz pianist and professor Dr. Joe Gilman. She continued on to study classical voice at College of Marin after a move to the bay area in 2013, and studied contemporary voice with Amber Morris.
Despite extensive traveling and joining the workforce at a young age, by her early twenties music instruction had become her sole profession. Since then she has been thoroughly dedicated to her students’ success and is credited for having a sharp intuition for her students’ musical preferences and learning styles, and for being a sensitive and empathetic mentor. With such a broad range of musical tastes she is able to teach a spectrum of styles on piano, all with a classical basis and an emphasis on sight-reading, jazz charts, chords, arranging, and proper hand posture.
Whether it's a hobby or a serious endeavor, she welcomes all students and coordinates with them based on their goals and learning style.
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