I teach piano and music theory from my home studio in Sugarhouse. I am accepting new students Monday through Friday, 9 am-8 pm. My students are given practicing incentives and the opportunity to participate in yearly recitals. All levels are welcome, ages 3 and up.
I specialize in teaching music reading, performance skills, chord styling, improvisation and theory.
I graduated from the University of Utah in Piano Performance in January 2013. I am currently working on my Masters degree, in Piano Performance. I have experience teaching in various locations, including Elementary Schools, The University of Utah Preparatory Division and in my own studio. Along with teaching music reading skills and performance, I teach improvisation, chord styling, ear development and theory in order to produce well rounded musicians.
The most important Part of my teaching - "Hand Positioning and Proper Touch".
Specific instructional method of hand positioning based on muscle structures, physiology of playing (how the arms and body function). Strength of my method - ability to prevent tension, awareness of weight technique and tone production. Students advance quickly and enjoy playing classical masterpieces
Karine R. graduated from Komitas State Conservatory in Armenia, where she received her Master and Doctoral degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy in 1997. She participated in Tchaikovsky International Competition in 1998, Moscow , Russia, and Busoni International Piano Competition in 1999, Bolzano, Italy. Ms. Karine Rafael taught piano in Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia. She had numerous recitals in Armenia, Russia, Italy and USA. Over 25 years of teaching experience .
I can help you find the chord structures your looking for. As well as basic piano elements.
I am a Signed Artist, Musician, composer, student & teacher. Looking for work in teaching Piano, Digital Audio Workshop, Guitar & DJ/Electronic Productions. I also provide music theory and composition info classes. My lessons are customized to fit my customers likes. So many teachers teach what they want to teach. But I teach what my student wants to learn. 'Music is the Universal language of mankind." Music is my passion. To connect with fun, through music is my hope & knowledge expansion is my goal. I hope we have the opportunity to explore our potentials with the universal language of mankind. Thank You for Your time. Have a wonderful tomorrow.
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