Randy Is Music
Music lessons tailord to your needs and learning style. It's about you learning, improving and developing a life-long brain exercise that simply can't be beat.
I began my musical experiences in the womb. With three older sisters all taking piano lessons and Mom monitoring the practice and hollering - "wrong note" from the ironing board, I had very early exposure. Formal lessons began about age 4 or 5, but no one really remembers me not making music. From my early intro to piano then sax, oboe, pipe organ, theatre organ, Hammond/Jazz/Blues organ through recorders, thumb piano, guitar, folk percussion and so much more I just can't live without it. At some point I figured out how to teach others and it turns out I've got a knack for that.
I have bachelors and masters degrees in music performance from the famed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, affectionately known as "the music factory." My exposure to the enormous professional faculty (150 full-time) and student body (1800 students) afforded many opportunities to learn how to pass on my love for music.
I'm a people person, the kind of piano teacher that students want to see week after week. I love getting to know the students and how they learn. I also love watching as they progress. With video cameras on our phones now, it's a very simple matter to document progress with a quick video.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first part of my process is reading the request carefully. If it looks like I might be able to help out the interested student I'll respond with a more detailed description of my teaching style and with my fee quote.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
Level 1 Orff Certification (music teaching methods)