I've been banging on the piano since I was 3, but piano became more structured when I turned 7 and I've loved it so much since then. I've been classically trained and have 14 years piano playing experience. My favorite genre is Modern Japanese Classical music (fancy name for anime and video game music). (:
I have been teaching students, for four years. Children somehow seem drawn to my personality and aren't intimidated when I am around and I believe students benefit greatly when they are comfortable with the teacher and can feel natural around them. The teaching process is most successful when the students share their ideas, disagreements, goals; when they are challenged and test their abilities.
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I am very laid back and love to laugh, but I do expect the students to be prepared and practice, that way they can benefit the most from each teaching session. I believe students should be involved in their curriculum, so I encourage all to bring in pieces THEY WANT to play because this will make the learning process overall more fun and enjoyable.
My trust is, if you practice regularly you can accomplish much in a short period of time. Whatever you put into piano, is what you will get out, whether great or small.
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Modern Japanese Classical. I like the Blues and Boogie genre also!! I also play many classical pieces like Scott Joplin, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky which help make a well rounded musician.