Lesson Feesfrom $42.00 / 30 Minutes
Sarah Caleb is a multi-instrumentalist with a background in classical piano and composition. She received private training from professors of Piano Performance and Composition from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music, and the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Besides offering piano and composition lessons, Sarah also offers ukulele (GCEA and DGBE tuning).
For seven years Sarah worked as a Lead Teacher at the Meridee Winters School of Music based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. She now lives in Los Angeles and writes music curriculums for other scholastic institutions.
She has had original works played by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, The William Penn Charter High School Symphonic Band, and members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Sarah teaches a classical approach to music through modern gamification, art, story-telling, and patterns. She has high expectations of her students but takes time to individually plan lessons based on her students' specific learning styles. There are certain required materials which she uses that aid in developing finger strength and dexterity of her students. Sarah believes that music is a language and that students should not only be able to read it and play the works of others, but she also believes that students should develop a repertoire of their own works.
Sarah uses the Meridee Winter Method materials in her lessons which are available to purchase on Amazon or at the MW Method Website: https://www.merideewintersmusicmethod.com/ She also carefully chooses repertoire for each student, but the required material is listed below. This will vary based on the skill level of the student.
Exercise books include: Hanon Exercises, "Scales, Chords, and Arpeggios," Burgmüller's Op. 100, and Meridee Winter's "Chord Crash Course" and "Piano Karate Books."
To get started students will need their own notepad and paper to jot down the weekly homework assignments in order to keep track of what they need to be working on throughout the week.