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I teach beginning piano for children through adults.
While I will provide music when possible, the student is responsible for purchasing the bulk of the lesson material. For the first lesson, I will bring a range of levels with me so we can find the right fit for the student.
In addition to learning your favorite songs, we will focus on:
- Learning to read music
- Sight reading
- Treble and bass clef
- Proper fingering
- Basic music theory
-Playing melodies and chords
-Right and left hands independence
- Singing and playing, if desired
-Piano or keyboard at home
-Method/Lesson books -- I teach from the Faber series. We will decide which books to use in our first lesson. I ask that the student purchases the books (I will provide an Amazon link if needed) which will range in cost from $15 - $25 per level.
-Supplementary sheet music may be required-- I will provide from my library whenever possible.
-Binder (for ...
Alfred method used. I teach Beginners to Intermediate level.
I seek to teach the language of music; to give students the basic building blocks they need in order to find their own style of expression and harmony in life. When I was growing up practicing piano, I hated how boring it was to practice (I still loathe practicing!). I want to show students how they can break the music down and enjoy the tone of the simplest chord, and find practicing to be more brain engaging.
Learning an instrument requires commitment and responsibility, both from teacher and student. Please let me know at least 24 hours ahead of time if a lesson is to be missed, and we can schedule a make-up lesson.
Learning is a two-way process. I cannot teach if the student is not willing to listen, learn, and try new things. Practicing MUST be a daily routine (at least 20-30 minutes a day); without practice we cannot move forward.
With younger children, I ask that the ...
Each lesson will be from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the student's preference. Lesson books are typically used for beginning students. Intermediate students may bring their own music books or sheet music from pieces or songs they would like to learn. Music theory is incorporated into each lesson.
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