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I teach students of all ages and levels. All styles from classical to popular music are taught in my studio! I use a variety of method books ranging from the Music for Little Mozarts series for 4-6 year olds to seasonal music. I currently teach students who are in Alfred, Faber, Noona, and Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Books.
Preferred method for beginners: Alfred Basic Piano Library
I have been helping beginners and other more experienced musicians to learn to play the piano for 23 years. We can start from scratch and advance through five levels of piano methods. I have used various published methods over the years depending upon the experience and age of the student. I emphasize fundamental techniques of piano playing and music reading. A good piano player can eventually play any style he or she would like to focus on. It is never too late, you can begin to learn to play piano today!
Lessons and curriculem are tailored to the students abilities and interests. Traditional note reading and/or chord chart playing, classical or popular music with improvisation skills can be pursued.
However, beginners should understand that there are skills everyone needs to begin with to progress. I incorporate duet playing to enhance beginner songs and to teach ensemble playing at all levels.
Most of my students pursue piano for their own enjoyment or for ensemble,church and social gatherings. However, because of 2 years of piano study at the University level, I am very comfortable with those who wish to prepare for competition and advanced study.
I teach beginner to advanced level students. I am happy to teach any style of music that my students prefer! If a student doesn't have a preference regarding music, I usually start out using the Alfred or Bastien series, or the Piano Adventures series by Faber (for middle school students and older). My preference is to incorporate Classical pieces into each student's repertoire, as the Classical style is challenging and extremely important for building a student's foundation. However, I am open to other styles as well, such as pop, rock, R&B, jazz, folk/country, oldies, and others.
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Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.
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Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.
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