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Michael R.
Santa Clara, California
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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Beginner, Intermediate
Piano is such a lovely instrument, good for exercising both hemispheres of our brain for sure!
About Michael R.

Michael has worked with kids for 10 years in schools and arts programs to find fun and their best self through performance. He has taught orchestra, chamber music, jazz band and music theory in the public schools, while performing in local ensembles in and around the city. He also has studied drama, voice and movement and believes all these skills help in expressing yourself--no matter what pieces you want to play! In addition to working with students K-12, he also loves working with adults. I try to provide a nurturing atmosphere for someone trying revive or discover previously hidden musical interests! *** Lesson Details *** We begin with what we love. The student usually chooses one of his or her favorite songs to interpret. Later, we add music, usually from the classical or jazz fields, that build our skills and help us feel successful. All technique is based on real music. Learning scales, keys and music theory become part of the music. By the end of 6 months, we will have a "repertoire" of several songs that express our best self!

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Great teacher

Posted Nov 16, 2021
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He’s so patient and very skilled!!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
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We did online tonight per my request. Michael is so patient and encouraging and he answers my questions that are endless. I feel hopeful that I am learning the correct form and things I definitely would not pick up just trying to teach myself through the book. Thank you Michael!

Posted Nov 12, 2020
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Experience
Grades 4-12 Band/ Orchestra
Aug 1999 - May 2019
Public Schools
I have taught most instruments at the beginning through advanced level in the public school systems of Maryland, Texas and Arizona.
Education
Master of Music Education
Aug 1996 - May 1999
Loyola University
BA in Music
Aug 1989 - Aug 1994
University of North Texas
Certifications
Instrumental Music, All Level
Jun 2001
State of Texas, Oklahoma

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