Ronald Graham
Aurora, CO
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Ronald Graham

Ronald G.

Aurora, CO
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Levels taught:
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Ear training is a vital part of the music ,for many years it was discouraged for a young person to pick out a tune on the organ or piano . Today ear training is started as soon as possible, to encourage this aspect of the learning of music.

About Ronald G.

Coming form a musical family, I cannot remember when music was not a part of my life. Both my parents were musicians, my father an instrumentalist and arranger and my mother a fine pianist. From the age of seven they encouraged and assisted my music education any way they could. Music came first in our family. My school years were spent in band, marching band and jazz band. During my high school years I took over the local elementary band and taught beginning band to the students after the band teacher had left before the school year finished.
To pay my way through college I taught piano, organ and band instruments in rural Colorado, even using a horse to get to my students when the roads were closed. During this time I was the house organist at the Alladin Theater in Denver and had the pleasure of playing for the primer of " The Duchess and Dirtwater Fox" starring George Segal and Goldie Hawn. I also played for many churches in the area assisting with choir and congregational music.
My teaching experience is broad with both private and public school classroom experiences. I have taught privately for well over forty years in both a private and group settings. I also have a MSW ( Master Social Worker) degree from the University of Denver and for many years assisted Seniors with the challenges that they face.
Currently I am Minister of Music for First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown, Colorado ( a small mountain community west of Denver). I am organist for the Scottish Rite Temple in Denver and perform private and public events throughout the mountain and Denver area.

*** Lesson Details ***
For many years I have been blessed to go to my student's homes. In this comfortable, familiar background I have found the student is more relaxed in the learning process. With the teacher coming to the home this is one less thing for the parent to schedule in their busy schedule. I also have a comfortable studio in my home with piano, organ, keyboard and recording capabilities.
Everyone whether child or adult has a different style of learning music this is of vital importance of learning anything. This along with the students desires from their learning experience will help decide which coarse will best fit there needs. Through the years my students have shared with me that I am relaxed, easy going and make the lessons fun with a great sense of humor. I strive for the student to be playing music of their choice as soon as possible.
As we walk down the music road all aspects of music education are shared and encouraged. It is vitally important that the student has good reading skills, a basic understanding of music theory,technique,ear training and music history, as music encompasses all aspects of learning from the youngest student to the adult.

*** Studio Equipment ***
in home studio with piano,organ and keyboard and recording capabilities, with seating for parents and guests.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide the books and any supplementary material needed such a a book to write their assignments in. I will provide the lessons and rewards if they apply to the situation such as in young students.

*** Specialties ***
I find I use many methods of instruction. The method needs to fit the student and the situation one is in. I use the Alfred Method a great deal of the time as I find it works well in many situations. As the student advances I supplement in music wants and desires as well a curriculum that may be used if they should decide to continue their studies in a university or college setting.

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Daniel C.

Ron is one of the best piano teachers around. He always came to my house, was cheerful and helpful. He is passionate and paitent with students and has a wonderful method for teaching piano. I highly recommend you use him if your gonna use anyone on this site.

Posted Nov 11, 2019
Ryan
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We love Ron! My son is blossoming under his instruction. He has totally fallen in love with the piano.

Posted Aug 21, 2018
Ari
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Absolutely amazing teacher! I learned how to play my dream song with Ron!

Posted Dec 19, 2017
Connor L.
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Our 4 year old had a great time with his first lesson ever!

Posted Mar 1, 2017
Elizabeth
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Ron is wonderful with my children. He is patient and kind in his teaching!

Posted May 23, 2016
Elizabeth
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Ron is terrific. He is fantastic with my children who have never touched a piano and now love it!

Posted May 23, 2016
Meg B.
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The time flies!

Posted May 3, 2016
Julia
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He has a ton of experience! I'm really enjoying his classes.

Posted Apr 21, 2016
Chi N.
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Ronald is an excellent teacher. My daughter LOVED her lessons with him.

Posted Feb 15, 2016
Shannon "Rayette" C.
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Exactly what we were looking for!! Awesome person, piano player and teacher!!! We couldn't have found a better teacher!!

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Harmony C.
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I'm very happy with Mr. Graham! He is a very good teacher. I'm glad we found him.

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Harmony C.
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My daughter and I enjoyed Mr. Graham very much! He is very kind, funny and intelligent!! He is a wonderful Piano teacher. He knows his music and is professional. We look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Joyce S.
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Great first lesson!

Posted Jun 9, 2015
Sharon C.
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Excellent. First lesson found pieces for my level and enjoyment. I learned so much both about music and composers. Ronald made sure my musical needs were met both by inquiry and demonstration. Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted May 20, 2015
Edward N.
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He is an Amazing Hilarious and Talented teacher!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is the one you can come to if you want to hear the most amazing and interesting stories. He has helped me and my son so much.
I would recommend him to anyone who wants a great piano teacher.

Posted May 13, 2015
Joanna V.
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Ronald is very talented and is an amazing teacher! He is hilarious! He tells many true stories. He helped me a lot.

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Cornelia M.

He is an outstanding teacher.

He is an outstanding teacher, he really cares about his students that he teaches. He has very effective ways of explaining things. He is very reliable and very enthusiastic.

Posted Feb 10, 2014
jessica H.

Ron is a great piano teacher!! Excellent, Excellent Excellent!!!

Ron has been teaching my kids for over a year. He has been a WONDERFUL teacher!!! SO knowledgeable about music. My kids love him!! I would totally recommend Ron to anyone starting in piano!

Posted Nov 8, 2013
Israa M.

AWESOME!

Ron is a very experienced piano teacher. I learned a lot of things from him,and he teaches you about music history along the way. Very patient and helpful. He cares about his students and had a great attitude! Thanks Ron!

Posted Oct 18, 2013
Negesso W.

He is funny

he is nice because he teaches me a lot of music different types of sounds. he cares about me which make a lot of difference in my music interest too. Thank you Ron

Posted May 17, 2013

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Experience

Music Instruction
Jan 1970 - Present

Private Lessons, Church Music , Classroom Music and Band

I have taught private music lessons in both studio and home for 42 years. For many years I taught classroom music and band in both a K-12 School and an Elementary. I have also taught music in a group setting for keyboard instruction. Having special training and classes I have also worked those students with special needs.

Education

BA Music Education MSW
Sep 1972 - Jun 1998

Metro. State University and University of Denver

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Gerentology Colorado Teaching license
Jun 1997

University of Denver

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