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Piano is my main instrument. I studied everything from Chopin to Duke Ellington to Buena Vista Social Club. I teach any style.
A solid piano technique from the beginning. One of the fundamental parts in learning to play piano is to learn the basics of piano technique, which includes proper posture of the body when sitting to play piano, proper fingers, hands, and arms position.
The proper use of the arm rotation, wrist flexibility and how the wrists and arms help to lead the direction of the phrases are fundamentals to attain a beautiful and rich tone .
General interest music students can take Piano lessons, IF they already own a piano or minimally acceptable keyboard. Piano lessons differ from Classical Piano lessons by being more about what the student wants to learn, instead of following a scholarly path toward becoming an accomplished pianist. There will still be technical exercises, but they might be tailored to the goal of playing a certain style. Any music lessons you want to take that aren't listed specifically can be called "Piano" lessons, if you have a piano and want to discuss other options.
I can teach a little bit to beginners about playing by ear and using lead sheets, but My Thing is the old fashioned, old lady piano teacher you probably imagine. There are reasons that the traditional methods became traditional. They work.
If you want something a little less traditional, ask me about the method of Sight Reading I teach, which is a programmed learning approach to train the hand-eye coordination reflexes required ...
I am a professional musician and educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. My students have won music competitions and scholarships both nationally and internationally. I approach each student as a unique and promising artist. I help them set individual goals, then plan and prepare lesson materials tailored for what he or she intends to achieve. I encourage them to work hard, dream big, and enjoy the rewards of learning and performing music.
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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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