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!
Giving you a well rounded foundation.
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.
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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.
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Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!
Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.
Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.
Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.
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