I try to really connect and relate to my students by adding in brief social times throughout the lesson to help get to know them better and to lighten the mood when the work is hard.
With young children, I mix in a lot of fun games to aid in learning and to make lessons fun while still challenging.
Music is one of the most powerful languages in the world and one of my greatest passions. I love being able to share my joy of music with others and help instill that passion in their hearts, through learning to play the piano.
It's awesome to hear when a student officially gets a new musical concept and see the excitement on their face when they realize that they played it correctly.
Friendly, Flexible Hours, Professional Recital Goals
During the first lesson I ask questions to get to know the student and their musical background and to find out what their goals are for lessons.
Then we begin to learn the basics of piano playing that include note names, rhythms, theory, corrent posture and hand position,...etc.
I will provide them with a method book or direct them where to buy one. Sometimes we'll start off without a book for a few weeks and just work on piano playing basics before getting into music reading. (It all depends on their ability, interest, and goals.)
They will leave lessons with their weekly assignments and goals to work towards before the next lesson.
To help with music reading and basic piano knowledge, I incorporate flash cards, a floor piano, and smart phone apps.
Music Education degree, piano lessons from age 9-22, and have been teaching piano for over 5 years.
$20 for 30 minutes
$30 for 45 minutes
$40 for 60 minutes
I started teaching private lessons from my home in 2013. Before that time, I briefly taught lessons at a music studio in 2008.
I have worked with ages 4 up to adults.
Studio recital back in Nov 2017 where all my students had the opportunity to perform on a grand piano in front of their family, and friends.
Make sure that you feel comfortable with the teacher and that they are going to motivate and challenge you to be able to reach your goals. Experience and training are great, but if you don't click with your teacher, then you won't be able to get all that you can out of lessons and achieve all that you want to achieve.
Why do I want to learn the piano?
What songs am I most interested in playing?
How long do I see myself taking lessons?
How many hours a week am I willing to devote to practice?