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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.
Students take weekly lessons. Each lesson involves music theory, technique exercises, and a new song or songs to practice every week. In addition,students are encouraged to improvise and often are challenged to improvise or. Relate their own compositions and or arrangements. Classical music is encouraged to provide a solid foundation to build on . All genres are taught as well. I use several apps/ midi to improve sight reading skills as well
I can teach from beginner levels to late intermediate and help in preparation for early advanced levels.
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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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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