I have played piano for 17 years and have a great love and understanding for the instrument. I also have a great understanding of theory and music composition as I have written many original songs. With my experience, I understand how frustrating learning to play can be and I sincerely want to help you. Everyone has different goals and lives and I want to accomodate that by helping you achieve exactly what it is you want out of lessons. Lets do this!
I enjoy playing the piano so much that I want other people to experience the same joy, excitement, and therapy it brings to me. I love sharing my talent with other people because it allows me to give back to the world something good in the midst of a chaotic and unstable world.
Very glad to be able to study piano with Blake. I admire his proficiency and perspective. He relates to where I am at as an absolute beginner with piano, and instructs me on a path to get where I want to be, which is to be proficient with reading and writing notation + developing skill playing pieces. Thank you, Blake, and Best regards! Outstanding!
My process is to first figure out where you are in your skill level. If you are a beginner, I will show you the basics of the piano like note identification, music notation, posture, and technique. I like to use the Faber Piano Adventures books especially for younger students. Typically, the student will need to bring a note book so that I can write out a practice plan for the week. This will most likely consist of regular technique exercises, a lesson book assignment, and a song or piece of the student's choice.
I had regular piano lessons most of my life from age 8 to 18 and even took lessons from a world famous classical pianist named Dr. Brandt Fredriksen.
$20 for half an hour
$30 for an hour
Well, it was actually no idea of my own. Friends have told me I'm so good I should teach and some of them even demanded me to teach them. I tried it and discovered I loved it.
I have worked with teenagers and adults 20-55.
I recently had a lesson where a student was taught where the D note was with the phrase, "D diddle diddle. D is in the middle." He laughed and was most excited because he learned something he would not forget.
If you are moderately advanced or higher in your skill level, I would honestly recomend you find someone with more experience and education as I probably won't be able to help you much.
They should consider what their goals are as a student because there are many reasons we all love music. If you want to learn specific songs or pieces, we can work on those. If you generally want to get better at technique or sight reading, there are specific ways to get better at those as well. Honestly, the student should not feel like they have to think much before asking me something. They should just ask me and we will go from there.