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I started playing piano at age seven when my mother enrolled me in lessons. I have been playing ever since, and I absolutely love it. I began teaching private piano lessons in 2003, and have taught many thousands of lessons since that time. I have experience accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and vocalists, as well as playing as a soloist in various piano competitions and recitals. I recently began taking lessons in jazz piano, a genre I never learned much about. I believe it is never too late to learn something new, and I am excited to start this new chapter of my musical life and to use this new knowledge to enhance my own teaching.
In my piano lessons I use the Faber's fabulous Piano Adventures series. In my opinion, they are the best books on the market, emphasizing reading by intervals as opposed to memorizing note names. This method minimizes student frustration while also decreasing the amount of time it takes a student to read a new song. Piano Adventures also focuses ...
With a 4-year degree in piano performance, 12 years teaching experience, and over 20 current students, I can help you become proficient at piano - and have fun doing it! I'm open to including the pieces and styles YOU want to play, whether it be classical, jazz, pop, spiritual, etc. I can help with: sight reading, playing by ear, chord theory, and more. I've taught children as young as 3 up to adults.
- Bachelor's degree (piano performance)
- 12 years experience private piano instruction
- 4 years high school music director
- 8 years church music director
I look forward to hearing from you and helping begin - or continue - your musical journey!
I have taught some piano, enough to get a beginner started right! I teach the keys, proper technique, hannon exercises, sight reading, beginner etudes, and jazz comping.
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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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