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I have taught beginning piano to students ranging from five to 80 years old. For my younger students I use the Faber Piano Adventures series. For my adult pupils I use the Alfred Adult Beginner course.
All levels of piano for any age.
* Finally, a comprehensive instrumental course for students of all ages and experience levels that includes:
- Information on brands, supplies, and guidance with professional organizations
- Weekly lessons to develop and improve skills with proper finger placement, dexterity, warm-up repertoire, dynamics, rhythmic meters, and more!
- Music theory (includes music history topics) with emphasis on technology and composition
- Maintenance and repair tips
- Advanced techniques: Pedal techniques, ornamentation, improvising, world music styles, etc.
- Chamber music (accompaniment) to prepare for public performances
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.
Trained in standard teaching methods, Emily uses games and alternative methods to support a complete musical education covering sight reading, ear training, music theory, rhythm, memorization and performance in a variety of genres. Emily teaches with a very gentle, yet brightly energetic approach. She especially enjoys using musical expression to address struggles with mental and physical health as well as a means to bring joy into the daily life of her students.
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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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