DeAnna Howe Piano Lessons
I have a Doctoral Degree in piano performance. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events. I teach students of all levels and ages. They make progress very quickly - and, they have fun! I am qualified to help you set up a great foundation from the very beginning, so you don't spend years fixing bad habits! Let me help you with a great foundation.
I love seeing my students excel! They are excited about the practice suggestions they learn with me, and I see a lot of progress because of these suggestions. This is very rewarding. After just a few short months, my students play confidently, with dynamics, articulation, and musicianship.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I typically work on four areas: Techniqui, sightreading and theory, repertoire, and review.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Docoral Degree in Piano Performance. And artist Diploma, and as Bachelor's in Piano Performance. I was principal pianist with the Tempe Symphony, and performed throughout Europe for many years. My students excel in competitive and non-competitive events.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $110/hour; $90/ 45 minutes.
How did you get started teaching?
I started when I was an undergraduate, and found that I loved imparting what I learned with others who were interested in the instrument.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all ages and all levels. I have worked with children as young as 3, and adults as young as 80. I enjoy all levels.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Three things: A degree in piano, either performance or pedagogy; A member of one of the teacher's organizations (MTAC or CAPMT); and finally, the teacher should be able to play the piano.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?