I have taught piano/keyboard lessons for over 18 years to children ages 5 and up and to adults of all ages. I received a BA from Columbia College in Music and Arts Administration. I love teaching all ages and believe lessons should be fun while being structured and educational. I taught piano lessons at a music studio store for over 13 years and had a waiting list . I love teaching beginners/newbies and watching them progress and realize their talent. I aspire to bring out each student's best with an individually focused lesson plan in a positive, encouraging, creative and patient atmosphere. I have been an accompanist for several groups including various college and high school choral groups and vocalists.
I have always loved the piano and hope to bring this love and joy of making your own music in the moment to each student!
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I teach children and adults of all levels. I love to teach beginners of all ages and work with them in a way that best fits their learning style, choice of music, and time available for practice. I teach classical, popular music, and whatever type of music the student is interested in. I tailor lessons to meet each individual student's needs and learning styles/abilities. I use method books, supplementary materials and let the student choose music they like as well. Lessons can include harmonization, ear training, transposing, improvisation, etc. I believe encouragement, patience and positive reinforcement help to provide each student the best environment to learn and build confidence in themselves. I want each student to feel comfortable learning at their own pace. Lessons can be adapted to a student's goals or interests as well.
I believe teachers should always be learning as well. I research, attend seminars, and study new methodry to enhance learning and continue to grow as a teacher.
Also, I specialize in helping students that are especially nervous or sensitive about taking lessons. The studio I taught at recommended me for students that were afraid, more sensitive or shy with lessons.
I love to share the joy and creative expression that can come from learning to play piano.
Lesson methods and materials are based on each individual's level and needs. I use various method books (Bastien, Faber, Schaum, etc.) including finger exercise books and workbooks. Also, other music is selected to enhance and support learning and interest. Students will need a method book, theory book. and notebook.
Students are encouraged to pick music they would like to learn as well.
Students will need music flashcards (buy or make their own, free online templates are available for flashcards).