Hello prospective students!
I have been playing and studying the piano for 16 years. My musicals experiences have opened doors to so many opportunities on a professional level, as well as a personal level. I have a Bachelors of Music from California State University Northridge, where I was mentored by some of the best jazz musicians in Los Angeles.
I can teach from beginner to intermediate levels and can show you how to play and understand anything from classical, jazz, pop, R/B, and country! I have had many teachers in my life and I understand how to work with students of all experience levels. In fact, teaching music is one of the joys in my life that drives me. So whatever questions you have or however far you would like to venture, I can help you find what you're looking for.
I find joy in the challenge of understanding each individual and they’re methods of learning. I also find that I learn the most from teaching, ironically enough.
He is a great pianist and an even better teacher! Would recommend!
He’s knowledgeable and patient I enjoy learning without the stress of an impacient teacher
I first like to assess the experience level of the student. This is very important, as to not overwhelm the student with too much material if they are not ready. I also like to get to know them a little to understand what kind of music they like and what goals they have in mind.
I studied classical piano for 12 years starting at a young age, and I have studied jazz for the past 6 years, 3 of which were at CSU Northridge where I attained a Bachelors of Music. While at CSUN I took the jazz musicianship class with Gary Pratt which heightened my aural understand and abilities emensly.
First lesson (trial): $25/hour
After trial: $35/half hour
Naturally, as we learn new things, we can solidify those ideas by showing others. So in essence, teaching was my way of learning.
I have worked with mostly beginners, however, people come to me at various levels usually wanting to learn how to play classical, jazz, or pop.
Understand that YOU are ultimately the teacher. A mentor can only guide you and shed light on new perspectives. In other words, the lesson alone is step one. The rest comes with dedicated and focused practice.
I am open to any questions, reguardless of how developed or underdeveloped they are. In fact, the more questions the better because one can only learn from asking the question!