I am new to Vacaville CA but not new to the game. I have been teaching piano lessons for 19 years now. I started as a high school Sophomore looking to earn a little weekend money. It has grown into a lot more for me. I studied classical piano performance at Boise State with Dr Dell Parkinson, a very inspiring professor. I have worked at a Music Academy in Eagle Idaho, and spent some time working with and learning from other music teachers. I have found that a lot of them skip over the fundametals to try to make the week to week practicing and learning easier for the average student. I get it. Counting can be monotonous. Reading all the note names on the staff can be tedious. Only at first though. These fundamental building blocks eventually make playing music a lot easier. Making it easier to learn other instruments, and easier to master the piano. I'm not a short cut taker. I like to also teach my students the fundamental of chords and scales, so if they ever want to play freestyle (Jazz or popular music) with other musicians they will know how. I teach beginners of all ages, and although I do prefer beginners, without too many bad habits, I accept students of all ages and abilities. I love music and I am still learning. I play and I compose, and I love making music into whatever is needed; a meditation, a social activity, a creative outlet, a boost in self esteem.
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I begin with a small assessment of where the student is at. For first time beginners I will start with leaning key names on the piano, note names in middle C position on the staff and clapping out basic rhythms for counting. I use the Faber Books with some supplimental songs for fun on the side. We will start small with the scales and chords. For students who have already had some instruction, we find what level they are at and work on our practice techniques, focusing on whatever things we need to as we work together to get more music fluency.
I studied piano performance at Boise State. I have been teaching lessons for 19 years.
$25 a lesson