I have been playing Piano since 2007. i have taken Piano classes 1-4 and private lessons for over two years. My Major influences are; Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles, Dr. John, Professor Longhair.
I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2003, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals. I recently began taking lessons in jazz piano, a genre I never learned much about. I believe it is never too late to learn something new, and I am excited to start this new chapter of my musical life and to use this new knowledge to enhance my own teaching.
In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses ...
I teach a complete curriculum of piano performance, all styles: music theory, ensemble and improvisation. Piano accompaniment, for example, with orchestras or bands and playing from a 'lead sheet are taught.
Students have access to two pianos, a digital and a Petrof acoustic grand.
Being also a Church Musician, Improvisation, vocal and instrumental accompaniment are fortes.
My student population includes special needs pianists as well as highly gifted and every level in between and is very diversified.
Performance opportunities, membership in performing clubs including annual recitals, various auditions and competitions.
National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals provide several venues for special needs, junior and adult pianist performances and competitions.
Ear training and chord training (I do not teach sheet music)
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