- Music is my passion! Playing the piano, as well as studying notes, scales, chords, terms, and theory, is what I love to do
- Not only do I teach, but I provide activities, worksheets, and games for students to do and participate in to make learning easier and fun!
- I spend extra time and effort explaining to students any material that they may be having a harder time with, and practicing with them
- I love children! Teaching them and seeing them learn makes me so happy :)
- Of course, also available to teach pre-teens, older teens, and adults :)
- Music, playing piano, and teaching are three things that I love to do most! By teaching piano, I get to combine all three!
- I love seeing students grow and learn through music, and seeing them progress in piano brings me so much joy!
- I'm a very social person - teaching piano allows me to carry a social relationship with students and communicate while they are being taught at the same time.
- I love children and teens, and I get to be with them a lot when I teach!
- I get to do what I love while my students get to learn a plethora of skills through music and piano!
Victoria is an excellent teacher who truly goes above and beyond in her journey to teach music to students
She loves to teach and she is very kind with her students. She has a passion for music.
She is my daughter’s teacher and since my daughter started lessons with Victoria she learned so fast how to play, Victoria made the lessons interesting and she has a lot of patience, I really recommend her because she is so talented and compromised.
I've known Victoria for over ten years, and in that time I've yet to meet anyone else as amiable and accommodating, with such an intense drive to help others learn and grow. She's terrific with kids and is an amazing instructor, who is more than capable of teaching anyone of any age. She was the best option for me, and I know she'd be the best option for anyone else too.
I generally first give a quick overview of the all the keys on the piano (not teaching all of them, just quickly showing them on the keyboard). Then I show them the five-finger pattern that all pianists will always use throughout the course of playing piano, and we will do an activity and/or game for them to memorize it. After practicing, I will give a quick overview of quarter notes and half notes and we will practice the beats through things such as clapping and stomping. Then I will give them a quick, easy music piece that does not require knowledge of reading sheet music so that they can get used to the five-finger pattern. Generally, this piece will consist of solely the use of two to three fingers. Afterward, I will introduce three notes on the piano and will give another piece of music with those three notes.
Please Note: This process does seem childish as it is meant for students that are children. A relatively similar process would occur with a teen or adult to get the basics down, just in a manner that is not as childish.
I took piano lessons for 6 years and my piano teacher qualified me to teach. I already learned theory throughout my piano lessons, but I took a music theory course in addition to piano lessons.
My standard pricing is $25 an hour. One lesson is an hour long, and lessons are once a week. Lessons can be shorter depending on the student, and whatever the parent or student's preference is :)
I have worked with young children (ages 5-7), mid to late elementary students (ages 8-10), pre-teens (ages 11-12), and teenagers (ages 14-17), and adults.