My passion is teaching music to students of all ages and all levels; sharing with them the joy of music. Music has the capacity to open up our hearts and minds to unknown worlds and cultures; thereby enabling us to express ourselves in unique and individualized ways. Music is not solely about learning the notes, or conquering Rachmaninoff or Grieg; each song is a melody of the heart, and should be navigated as such. When I teach lessons my students learn technique, structure and theory, but also voicing, expression, and interpretation. I graduated from Multnomah University in December 2011 with a Bachelors degree in Music. I specifically studied instrumentation (piano), vocalization, performance, conducting and composition. I love music, I have since I was a little girl. From a
I teach piano out of a kids method book for children and for my adult students I teach out of an age appropriate book as well. If you are looking to learn piano...make sure I'm your guy!
Hey there! I'm excited you dropped by my profile. I'm even more excited that you are thinking about taking music lessons or are planning on giving the gift of music lessons to a loved one. A little bit about me so you can understand how my teaching benefits my students: I went to DePaul University in Chicago,IL and studied Music (voice) and Religious Studies. I have been teaching guitar, voice, banjo, drum and piano lessons professionally for three years, however, I've been teaching on and off again for over ten. Through that time I've taught diverse groups of people, all with different skill levels. No matter where you are on your musical journey or who you are, I can help get you where you want to go!I also have extensive experience as a professionally touring musician. I currently ...
Thomas was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has attended Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Western Michigan University. He remains active in Grand Rapids as a writer, composer and performer. *** Lesson Details *** I believe that music lessons should be interesting and fun! My experiences have taught me that we play our instruments not just as a hobby, but to further our growth as individuals. While studying with me, one can expect to learn dedication and discipline in a comfortable and nurturing environment. I aim to teach my students the music that inspired them to pick up the instrument. I use a variety of different method books and instructional tools for my students. After the first few months of instruction, a student can expect to have their knowledge ...
I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and enjoy performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. A church organist and accompanist, event pianist, jazz and blues, and light classical. I believe in teaching with compassion, encouragement, and have experience working with children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., learning disabilities and gifted. My passion is music and teaching.
I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and enjoy performing and teaching a wide variety of genres. A church organist and accompanist, event pianist, jazz and blues, and light classical. I believe in teaching with compassion, encouragement, and have experience working with children and young adults with Asperger Syndrome, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., learning disabilities and gifted. My passion is music and teaching. I have a newly established studio in which I am anxious to build a bigger student base.
Good technique is the foundation for good musicianship so every lesson will include observations and suggestions for improving technique. It doesn’t happen overnight, therefore the goal isn’t perfection but progress through creative, positive teaching strategies. However, progress is impossible without practice so I provide tools and fun incentives that encourage every student to come in each week well-prepared for their lesson.
Val has been teaching Piano and Kindermusik for over 10 years. She began teaching private piano lessons while living in Hazelwood, MO and after moving to North Liberty, IA in 2008, she opened MusicEveryday and quickly grew from 2 to 23 students per week. In 2011, she joined Marek Szmyrgala as a piano teacher at Music4Life in North Liberty and added another 13 students to her weekly teaching schedule. All of her students had a variety of interests in music from classical, to jazz, to pop and even wrote their own music. Val prepared her students for 2 recitals every year and several students participated in the Music Development Program, all earning First Class Honors. The foundation of my teaching philosophy is the awareness of how different every person is in the way that they learn.
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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 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.
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