My goal as a teacher is to make music a companion to you for the rest of your life. Simply Music's playing-based approach to piano temporarily suspends reading music until you've developed your playing skills at the keyboard by playing a wide variety of musical styles. Yep, that means you can say goodbye to sight-reading 'mary had a little lamb', and instead, start playing great sounding music in classical, blues, jazz, contemporary, and accompaniment styles from your first lessons! Once you've mastered some playing skills, I introduce you to reading music in a healthy way and through a rewarding process that is not intimidating at all!
Additionally, improvisation and composition are encouraged and developed, so that you can be free to express yourself at the piano!
Experience the joy of making music!
I love giving students the tools they need to have a strong and deep relationship with music and the piano. Music is such a joy and I am privileged to be able to pass on the love of music to my students.
Rachel is an amazing teacher. She is caring, kind, and knowledgeable in her skillset. She will take you to new heights in your musicianship. Highly recommend her.
Rachel is very humble, and has a beautiful style of teaching kids, it's very different from the traditional lessons out there. Our 8 year old daughter loves playing piano now, and we love listening to all the wonderful songs Rachel's been teaching her.
We have a free introductory meeting where we speak about their desires, goals, etc., and I express what I offer as a teacher and introduce them to my style of teaching.