Learn how to navigate the piano, read and learn songs, and perform expressively! I customize our lessons based on each student's individual goals and needs. We can learn it all - theory, technique, note reading - or focus on certain areas. I'm open to any and all genres, I can teach you to play your favorite Coldplay song, jazz standard or classical sonata!
***About Me*** Music is almost more than a passion for me, it's how I hear the world! That guy singing the harmony to the crosswalk jingle? That's me. Though my love for music began long before I ever picked up an instrument, I began taking guitar lessons at age 10. By age 12 I was writing music and by 13 I played my music at my first talent show with my band. In high school I started studying piano and voice, and performed with the Guitar Program, Jazz Ensemble and Men's Choir. I played solo and with multiple bands, playing rock, acoustic, jazz, rock, metal and classical guitar. After High School I spent a year studying music at University of Oregon. Though I enjoyed my time at U of O, I left the next year and moved to Boston to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, ...
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-Advanced Certificate in Piano with Trinity College, London 2013 -Passed Grade 8 with merit ABRSM 2011 -11 years teaching experience -10 years music ministry experience I specialize in preparing students for graded examinations. Lessons will usually be broken into... -theory -scales -ear training -improvisation -piece/s preparation with technique (main part of the lesson) -additional questions from the student about playing other types of music I have high standards of achievements. Book now today! Thanks *** Specialties *** Piano examinations
I'm a college graduate who is enthusiastic about education!
I have seven years of experience teaching piano, from ages ranging from four years old to adults. I use three books from the "Faber & Faber" curriculum, which work together to ensure a rich learning experience: Theory, Lesson, and Performance.
The Theory book will teach principals and theories of music in general in addition to the principles and theories specific to the piano. The Lesson book puts the principals from the Theory book to use in simple, constructive songs that reinforce what they've just learned. The Performance book builds further on the first two books, showing the peek performance of what has been learned in designated sections of each book.
My experience as a elementary and preschool teacher has shown me that everyone learns differently. My goal is to get to know my students individually so that I can adapt the curriculum in a way that is most beneficial to how they learn and to their specific playing style.
Everyone enjoys doing something in which they ...
My two passions in life are playing the piano and teaching. I have taught piano for the past six years alongside my full time job as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. I enjoying figuring out the different learning styles of each student and adapting the curriculum I use specifically to them. Everyone enjoys doing something they think they are good at doing. It is my goal to bring out the inner musician in each of my students by supplying them with knowledge and confidence so that they can truly enjoy playing the piano and excelling at it. Please don't hesitate to drop me a note so we can chat about lessons. If my availability doesn't match up with your schedule, please let me know and I'm sure we can work something out. Looking forward to hearing from you !
Lessons with me are different every time. I structure them to the student and allow for natural twists and turns in lesson direction based on the student's revealed needs and questions. That's not to say I don't have a basic structure on what to do at the beginning of lessons.
I'm a firm believer in the idea that playing piano is a physical exercise just as much as a mental one. Often, I make analogies between piano and dance, while emphasizing the relaxed nature of pleasurable playing.
Hi! My name is Chris! I'm a piano teacher with years of performance and ensemble work under my belt. I've taught piano professionally for just under a year and have tutored in musical topics for several years. I enjoy teaching greatly! Seeing people discover and grow is one of my greatest joys! I'm friendly, reliable and dedicated to seeing a strong musical future. My education at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in piano performance is a testament to that. If you've any interest in lessons, don't hesitate to contact me. Below you'll find my musician's resume! It should give you a greater understanding of who I am and what I do!
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
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Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
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