Music is soothing to the soul. It can calm us when anxious. It can teach young children focus, concentration and improve fine motor skills. I feel classical piano is a basic foundation to learn many instruments and types of music. I include theory and ear training with piano lessons. My goal is to try and turn on the student's love for music so that he or she wants to spend time at the piano at home improving skills.
I have nine years experience teaching private piano. I moved a year ago and am currently building my clientele. Each child is very different and I adapt my teaching to the needs of the student. Students focus, concentration, and fine motor skills will improve with piano. Young beginners will need more parental supervision when starting out and at first will only need to spend 5 to 10 minutes a day going over what we did at lessons. When a student really becomes involved with the piano, he or she will happily spend more and more time practicing. I provide some materials for lessons and the student is responsible for the cost of music books.
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