One of the sweetest memories from my childhood is listening to my Mother play the piano. I started lessons in grade school, and have played since. While music has always been my passion, it wasn't until my children were grown that I started teaching. My husband and I are both private piano teachers. He started teaching in 1978, and I started my teaching career in 2000.
My students have ranged in age from three years old to several who are in their 80s; from starting with no experienced to very experienced. Several of my students have had special needs: autism, Asperger's, etc.
Piano lessons are a big investment of time and money. My goal is to teach the basics, certainly. Then to help the student find their passion. It might be piano, voice, something else. Maybe they will love classical, maybe jazz, maybe another genre. Finding that, finding the love and helping it become real for my students is my primary goal as a teacher.
would highly recommend Kevin and Angela to teach your child piano. Both of my children have taken from Kevin for years. He is great at really getting to know your child and their style of learning. He was able to identify my kids strengths and interests and use that to really help them learn. I also very much appreciate their organization and commitment.
We could not have chosen a better fit for our family than we did when we found Traynor Piano. Angela has taken two reluctant pre-teens and given them an amazing repertoire, as well as the confidence to try new things and a true love of music. The convenience of having her visit our home is incredibly valuable to our time-strapped family. After more than four years, we still look forward to visits from Angela every week.
Our first grader has had an amazing experience with Mr. Kevin Traynor as her piano teacher! He has a gentle demeanor, all the while keeping her excited to learn. She looks forward to her lessons each and every week! As a busy mom of three, I am utterly thrilled with the convenience of having lessons at home!
Such an incredible experience .. from the moment that we met with Kevin and Angela, I could tell that they were incredibly talented teachers but also very professional in running their business. I started my piano lessons in my 40′s and Angela never made me feel as though I wasn’t giving it my best or should be moving at a faster pace. She was patient and encouraging all while keeping my busy mind on task. I am sure that I challenged her at times more than her younger students yet her quick laugh and gentle spirit kept the lesson light and moving forward. I always looked forward to my evenings with her, first as a teacher and then as a friend. I refer everyone that I know to her and I have yet to hear of an unhappy family.
My first step is to meet and visit with the student, and parent if the student is a child. This is a getting to know each other time. There is a chemistry in teaching and learning, and that must be right for both teacher and student. We talk about the student's goals and wishes from music in general, and piano specifically.