Terry Smith is a degreed teacher with over twenty years of experience in teaching piano, voice, and recorders both in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) and online anywhere. He owns and operates Applegate Music Lessons (since 2007), a private teaching studio, where he has provided quality musical education for students, ages 7 through adult. Terry has also taught general music and music theory online for grade levels K-8, serves as music director of music in local churches in the Phoenix, AZ area, and accompanies two community choral groups.
Terry strives to make all lessons productive, and non-threatening. He also offers flexibility for those with busy schedules offering weekly or bi-weekly lessons, plus the ability for students to record their assignments and get helpful feedback between live lessons.
- confidently play music in any situation
- understand chord structure and how music works
- play music of multiple styles and genres
- accompany a singer (or yourself) or play in a band
- play with and without printed music
Terry uses several piano methods that offer a thorough, methodical learning of piano and piano literature.
He also uses the easy-to-use Tonara, that becomes your easy-to-use practice system, allowing you to get and record your assignments for helpful feedback, plus send messages to the teacher effortlessly.