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.
I have a Masters Degree in Gerontology (Study of Psychology of the Elderly). I enjoy working with all ages of students.
Yes, $20 per half-hour lesson.
I took lessons for many years and was encouraged by excellent teachers to give lessons.
I have worked with both children and adults, beginning and intermediate.
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.
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.
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?