As a beginner - adult student (age39) Linda Pearl Allen is the best. She is such a pleasure to work with! She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely patient. She starts by creating lessons based on your induvial weakness/interest, and then advance from there. Working full time I love that her schedule is very flexible also. Over the years I've tried to teach myself thru self taught books and videos, and would often get distracted and overwhelmed. Having that person to person interaction with Linda helps me stay focus and makes learning the piano simple and fun. I've always had a passion to learn the piano/keyboards and it's nice to see it actually evolving Thanks to Linda!
Highly engaging, perceptive, astute and experienced approach to teaching.
I like to meet with students and find out their goals before I’ve set up a curriculum.
I have a bachelors degree in music performance and another bachelors degree in psychology. My masters degree is in motivational learning and educational technology. Postgraduate work is in jazz studies. I also have a certification in advance panel pedagogy. Early in my training I received Suzuki piano certification for seven levels
I charge for my time by the hour, half hour or 45 minute lesson.
I started teaching during my university years. I decided to do it as a business when I started having my family because doing professional gigs took me away from my children every evening. It was a great experience though to pass on to my students. I’m glad I did it while I could. I have found great joy and satisfaction in teaching all ages
I work with all types of students.
I would say find a teacher but not only has a good educational background of music but also is relatable and can break things down to teach them.
Go to the best teacher you can afford. Do you want to teacher without set of professional experience and also the educational background. Don’t waste your time going to teachers that have little training and are convenient. When students advance and transferred to a teacher that is professional they will have to re-do many things if they start with the teacher that has little background in education.