Student enjoy their lessons when they find they are succeeding at playing the piano. If a student is struggling to play their music, then the joy can be lost. Students at my studio find success in learning to read music by being able to learn their music during their lesson, enabling them to go home feeling empowered to play the music they just completed! With my lesson format, students tend to accomplish many pieces per lesson, resulting in advancing quicker than the average piano student through their piano books.
I enjoy seeing students light up with joy when they finish learning a piece of music. The satisfaction that they have in knowing that they are learning a new language is incredible. Studying music provides many great benefits to both youth and adults, no matter the age. Therefore, when a person decides to embark on the path to learn to play piano, they are embarking on an experience that will bring many wonders to their life going forward.
I have 2 kids of different ages and skill levels, and Francisco is terrific with both. They look forward to piano every week, even after 2+ years, and have learned a ton. It's also very convenient that my kids can be in lessons at the same time, both getting different lessons but lots of personal attention during the same hour. I just can't say enough good things about our experience with Francisco.
We love the interactive studio experience that Francisco provides. He keeps our children engaged and learning using a variety of techniques. We highly recommend 12 Note Piano Studio!
With a new student to piano, I teach them the basics needed to get started reading a few piano pieces from day one, and expand from there. I focus on developing strong reading skills, so as the student progresses, they are able to pick up any music at the level they are at, and be successful learning that in just a short amount of time!
I have a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Northern Arizona University, Magna Cum Laude. I consistently attend music education conferences to learn about new pedagogical ideas that I can incorporate into my students' lessons to provide them with the very best piano learning experience. An example of these conferences include the Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Conference, Arizona State Music Teachers Association Conference, and the Music Teachers National Association Conference. Aside from teaching piano lessons, I have taught class piano in a local charter school to students in 6th-12th grade.
Tuition for weekly lessons between August and June is divided into 11 equal monthly payments of $160. There is also an annual Studio Fee of $70.
Music was a big component of my childhood. I was involved in my school's band, choir, and piano program throughout my high school years. I was offered the opportunity to mentor students with their music theory assignments in the academy where I took lessons, and since then, my interest in teaching began. I began teaching friends and family members piano throughout high school, and decided that music education would be the path I wanted to take in my university studies. Throughout my university years, I taught piano lessons through the NAU Music and Dance Academy, and have continued since!
I have worked with students from 5 years old to retired adults.
The best thing to do when inquiring about piano lessons is to try out a lesson with the prospective teacher. It's important to get to know how they teach to see if their studio would be a good fit for the student.