Jane's Piano Lessons

Jane's Piano Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro

I love playing piano and I love teaching others to play piano. I am 68 years old and this has been my passion from a very early age. I give individual attention to my students to assure that I know and understand their goals and can help them reach them. I also want to know the music styles preferred and help my students to learn and grow in their area of preference.

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Chicago, IL 60613
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5.0

  • Claudia George



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I get to know the student personally.  I aim to put the student at ease with me.  I ask the student about his or her hobbies.  I ask the student what training in playing the piano has he or she had up to this point.  I ask the student what genre of music does he or she prefer to play.    I ask the student if he or she has music theory background.  I ask the student if he or she  would like to learn music theory if this student does not already have training in music theory. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters Degree in  Gerontology (Study of Psychology of the Elderly).  I enjoy working with all ages of students.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, $20 per half-hour lesson. 


How did you get started teaching?

I took lessons for many years and was encouraged by excellent teachers to give lessons. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with both  children and adults, beginning and intermediate. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently enjoyed seeing musical theater at the Chicago Lyric  Opera House.  I particularly liked Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals -- "Oklahoma," "Carousel," "The King & I," as well as "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I think it is important that the teacher is someone you feel comfortable with as a person.  This should be someone who will find your strengths and help you build on them. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1. What kind of music do you like to play?  Will this teacher be a good fit for this?

2. What level am I - beginner, intermediate, advanced?  Does this teacher have expertise teaching in this area?

3.  How will piano fit into my schedule.  Will this teacher be able to accommodate my schedule?

4.  What kind of person helps me feel confident?  Is this teacher that kind of person? 

5.  What kind of expertise do I have at the piano? 


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