Ms Juli is a fantastic piano teacher and most important of all she has a big heart for kids and master the skills to nurture them to appreciate music. My kids, Andre & Ashley, 15 & 13 respectively, started taking Ms Juli's lesson since they were in elementary school. Andre now is heading towards his last CM level - Advanced and Ashley working on Level 8. They never feel the pressure or else they could have given up long time ago. Ms Juli is great in helping students accelerate the CM levels at their own pace. The key is she lets you have fun in learning piano and enjoy the beauty of music.
When I begin with a new student I ask them a few questions to determine their goals. Then I create a plan and explain how we'll meet the goals. Typically, I utilize several piano methods and select the method that best suits the student. All of my students are taught Technic (scales and chords) classical and contemporary repertoire, music theory, sight reading and ear training.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Music from USC. I have 30 years of teaching experience and I'm a member of the Music Teavher's association.
I charge $30 for a 30 minute lesson. 30 minutes is sufficient for a young beginner. When the student reaches Level 5, we increase the lesson to 45 minutes. My advanced students (Levels 8-10) are given 60 minutes.
I began teaching piano while I was attending USC. In addition, I directed children's choirs and later taught elementary school music.
Children between the ages of 6 -17.
My last student recital was in December. Each child played 1 Christmas piece and 1classical piece. Later we enjoyed a hot cocoa and cookie reception with parents, grandparents and siblings. I hold 2 recitals per year. State evaluations and testing take place on the first weekend of March.
The key factors in a successful relationship between student and teacher is understanding each others expectations and managing those expectations. In addition, students must make a commitment to practice.
Am I willing to practice the piano for 20-30 minutes at least 5 days per week? Will I do my written theory lesson every week? Will I read the notes my teacher has written in my assignment book?