Lianna is committed to designing a unique, personalized piano study program for each student based on their interests and goals. In order to give students a greater understanding of how musicians contribute to society, Lianna provides both traditional and innovative performance opportunities (including classic recitals, pop music acoustic nights, performing at senior centers and more). This creates a positive space for students to inspire themselves and others with their art. Study includes repertoire, music theory and history, ear training, musicianship, and collaboration with other musicians/artists.
I find great joy in working one-on-one with students of all ages and experience. I enjoy watching students grow musically and become more confident in their abilities. The best part about lessons is building a relationship with each of my students and helping theim build the necessary skills to achieve great things even beyond the piano.
Both of my children have been working with Mrs. Lianna for several years now, and she has been nothing short of AMAZING. We actually drive 30 minutes each way because she is not only great with our kids themselves, but also extremely organized, focused, engaging, and talented. It has been such a privilege to work with her and attend each semester's recital to celebrate all of the kids' incredible progress. We recommend her highly!!
Each semester, I ask every student what their semester goal is. This can range from learning how to play Jingle Bells to participating in a state competition! The sky's the limit in our studio! And we stick true to each student's individualized goal.
With a new student, we have to build the basics step by step. We may not get to complete a big goal for a new student, but we will certainly aim each lesson towards the goal. New student lessons consist of learning the layout of the piano keyboard, getting familiar with note names and rhythms, and studying a little music theory.
I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BA in music, piano studies. I am a lifelong learner and continue my education by attending teacher workshops, music association conferences, piano courses at Mesa Community College and reading books about piano pedagogy.