Brian Smith Piano Lessons
over 20 years of experience, teach any musical styles, all levels from beginners to advance, professional musician who plays in bands, am a music teacher working in the public schools as well.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
If he/she is a beginner, I start with correct posture, recognition of black keys and white keys,letter names, basic note reading and ear training, and most importantly teaching he/she a song. If not a beginner, I will have the student play a song and will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses based on the performance. Most importantly I will find out what style of music my students listen to or what they are interested in playing.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a BA in music performance, play professionally around town, and over 20 years of experience
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$35 for one hour(maybe higher if I have to travel far) depending on age,level, and location $20 for a half hour.
How did you get started teaching?
When I was in college, I started given private lessons to kids and group classes.
What types of students have you worked with?
from age 5-adults and from beginners- advance.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Seeing my students play out in public
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Hire a teacher who is humble, patience, and looks out for the students best interest
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are your interest. What are your goals(ex. just for fun/serious). How much time do you want to dedicate.