- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I love to work with songs that the student loves and is familiar with. I specialize in pop and rock music. I feel that there are valuable lessons we can learn using songs that are fun.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a classical trained pianist. I have a BFA in performance and composition. I love being able to teach others classical piano as well. Over the past several years, I have been using pop and rock music quite a bit as course material. I feel that there's something new to learn about playing piano with every piece that you learn including tunes that are popular today. I teach by 1. Reading and interpreting notes, sheet music 2. By ear (knowing how to listen is important to a musician) 3. By rote (repetition and copying what I play). I incorporate some theory at every lesson, whatever is relevant with the piece being studied. I always offer positive encouragement and support to students, and I consider "FUN" to be the #1 component to lessons.Show More