I love to teach kids and adults how to play either the piano or the accordion. I have many years of experience and many of my students have profited their lives with music. One former student that I have is a former CEO of a credit union. She tells me that because she learned how to play, she used her skills to make her a better CEO. Another former student of mine became the Sound System manager for the Comanadante Band that plays for the President of the United States. I am also very proud of the students that became music teachers themselves or went on to pursue other Teaching Positions. I also have had students that became engineers. Music does more than just teach a kid or an adult how to play for enjoyment, It teaches lifelong skills that will apply to greater achievement for success in any thing.
I have a method that works. I actually learn this method by taking algebra which I had to learn in order to pursue a teaching career. Five is my magic number. I break the song up into small passages and the student plays each passage 5 times. By the time he/she gets to the end of the 5 times. The "aha" moment kicks in. Once the student gets the "aha" moment, they can proceed to the next passage. I do this for the entire song. It works, and students find that by using this method, they can accomplish anything.
Beverly is an excellent instructor. I love taking piano lessons with her. She makes learning easy. She is a very lovely lady and a great teacher. I am happy with my decision to take piano lesson with her.
I have known Bev for many years. I am her tax lady and expressed a desire to learn how to play piano. We set up a schedule and began to do piano lessons. Soon I was playing songs that I neve imagined I would be able to play. Most of all, she taught me how to play hymns out of our hymnal at church. She is probably one of the most patient teachers in the world. I would highly give her a 5 star rating.
I use the Alfred Palmer method to teach new students. It is a fun method. I never ever use the word "practice" because to a new student it sounds like work. I want the piano to be fun so I use the word "playing" It is more enjoyable to a new student. I also teach music theory along with lessons. When I get enough students, I want to have a recital. I usually have at least one a year. Sometimes two. By having recitals, students learn how to complete songs that will showcase their talent. I also like to teach Christmas songs and other songs that are seasonal. I use a lot of praise for my students. Praise will get me a lot of respect as a teacher. Both adults and kids like to hear how well they are doing. I have little quirks such as teaching 8th notes by having students say "da-da" fast instead of "one and", because they remember "da-da" instead of "one and." I have had kids that have majored in music and gone on to become very accomplished musicians. I am proud of my ability to be a very good musician and teacher.