I have been teaching all ags and levels including theory and technic ear training sight reading and music history for over 43 years.
I have a BA from SJSU in 1982 and have studied with about 5 different teachers for over 17 years. I have entered students in CM program and Nationat Guild Auditions. My students have performed in Church, at graduations, weddings, funerals and school musicals.
It is a great joy to be able to share what I care about.
Watching ny students progress as time goes on. It is amazing.
Patricia is an excellent teacher. Her teaching is rigorous, inspiring, well paced and gives you a lot of technique. Add to that, Patricia is a wonderful person to be around and talk to.
Great teacher, very knowledgeable and experienced.
She is a great teacher, I really enjoy working with her. She is very precise and corrects mistakes quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about piano.
Patricia is so delightful and patient! She really knows how to teach in a way that is not stressful and very encouraging. I absolutely love spending time at my lesson.
Number one is patience and listening to how best teach each individual. I give an outline with each lesson as to what is to be worked on each week which includes theory, technic at all lessons including flash cards with beginners. I give pointers on how to practice and problem shooting as well as how much time to spend practicing.
In addition yo my performance classes and other music classes at SJSU I have had about 8 years of private study in pedagogy.
I charge $30 for the 30 minute lesson and $45 for the 45 minute lesson. The tuition is payable by the month and is prorated for 44 lessons in a 12 month period. Therefore the monthly fee is stable.
I began study of piano at the age of 6 and participated in many recitals for about 8 years. Later after my family was school age I went back to study piano and began college.
Bright and not so bright and handicapped. Young as 5 and old as 65+. I have had many challenges but always stay with them until they learn. It is rewarding for me.
When a student I will call A went to auditions and earned herself an A+. She is mid intermediate and had a program of 4 pieces and a musicianship phase of all the minor scales.
Go to the MTAC website if I cannot take them due to time constraints.
What their goals are. How much time are they willing to give to this persuit.