I've been teaching piano for over 11+ years. My teaching style is we go at the pace you want to go. I let the student tell me what their goals are, and we work around it.
My philosophy: everyone is their own person. No one is built the same!
I graduated from UTSA in the Fall of 2008, with a Bachelor of Music with a Vocal and Piano Emphasis. I have been teaching private piano and voice for 11+ years. I am fun, energetic, and patient. It brings me such joy to be able to teach children something I am so passionate about! *** Lesson Details *** Students need to practice 15 minutes a day. They are required to complete everything that is assigned to them that week, and be prepared for their lessons for the following week. A beginner usually in 3-6 months should be familiar with reading the basic treble and bass clef staff, be familiar with dynamic markings, beginning to understand basic music theory, tempo and minimal sight reading. Voice students study basic vocal technique, and learning to sing properly. *** Travel ...
I teach beginner through advance piano lessons
~ Hello, my name is Dustin and I am passionate about playing piano and empowering others to learn to play. ~ Teaching piano is more than just a job to me. it's an opportunity for me to share with those who are taking piano lessons, something that has given me great joy in life. ~ I was a Full Scholarship Piano Performance Major and have won many National and Statewide piano competitions. ~ I began teaching piano in 2003 in Alaska, I have also taught California and Texas. ~ Memberships with Music Teacher National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and San Antonio Music Teachers Association. ~ My goal is to infuse my students with a love for piano. ~ To encourage them, so they will leave each lesson inspired to practice, with a desire to play the
Piano is a great instrument to start learning the musical language on! Great for anyone at any point in their life. I can help find repertoire for a student any skill level- Old Mac Donald to Op.33 in G minor by Rachmaninov.
If you're child is 5 years old and you think they would enjoy piano, send 'em over!
If you are 80 and have been wanting to play the piano... come on over!
If you've been playing for several years and just want someone to help develop your skills, let's do it!
And of course... if you're into jazz, let's swing.
With a Bachelors in Music Marketing and certificate in Jazz from University of Texas at San Antonio, years of live performing, large in-home instrument room and relaxed environment, personalized and imaginative learning techniques will be applied to promote maximum learning synthesis to instill long term love for music. *** Lesson Details *** I have plenty of experience working with kids, have gigged around town and encourage older students to do the same. I'm extremely passionate about music and willing to study instrument technique or theory. *** Studio Equipment *** Audio recording of lessons are available, and encouraged! A variety of instruments are available including... Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, and Clarinet *** Specialties *** Very friendly and ...
Teaching students of any age, I help instill the basic foundations of piano so that my student can begin playing their favorite music within a month or so! I incorporate fun and professionalism into every lesson so that the student always feels empowered to continue learning!
I look at the level each student is at and build strong foundations from that, including confidence and self-esteem boosters and respect.
I enjoy teaching piano because I enjoyed learning piano as a kid and I want every child to have the same happiness as I have while playing piano :)
With over 11 years of playing piano both professionally and leisurely, I've come to find that the greatest thing to love about music - is that it fills your soul and makes you feel alive. I hope that I can help you find your love of music and become more happier with your life. I've taught piano for about 3 years extensively with students ranging from as young as 3 years old, to 60 years old! It's not only about learning your craft, but making it your own! I hope you'll consider taking lessons with me! *** Travel Equipment *** I own my own vehicle.
After understanding a student's level and what their interests with piano are, I help the student pick a song or a piece to use for lessons, if they do not already have a chosen one. I like to experiment, so, after the student gains a good understanding of playing a song or a piece, I like to do such things as go over ways to change up the music is played to explore other kinds of expression through the piano. With this approach, my students may learn to bring logic (technique, scales, theory) and feeling (how the music is played) together. After a good level of understanding is obtained, I can go over beginning improvisation with students, if desired. I strive to make it a fun experience so that motivation is well-maintained. Lastly, if desired, I can include singing in the lessons!
I have experience tutoring students as well as working with people individually and in groups, as an undergrad intern, a cognitive skills trainer, and a counseling student. As an undergrad intern, I worked with elementary school children as a tutor and a mentor. As a counseling student, I have worked with various populations, from grade school students to adults to older adults in hospice care, as well as individuals suffering from a mental illness. Also, I teach a beginner ukulele class at a community education center. This diversity has allowed me to gain insight about the process of working with people, educationally, musically, and developmentally. My approach is one that is peculiar to each of my students. As an auto-didactic learner, I believe that everyone has their own ...
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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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