Have taught private lessons with individuals from age 5 to 97, and have coached professional musicians.
I generally introduce students to the fundamentals and teach them how to apply them in a musical conversation.
My personal history can be seen at www.richardpoole.com
I have been taking lessons from Richard Poole for four months now. The lessons are low key which works well for me. I work 50 hours a week and love to practice about 1 1/2 hours a day; with a little more on the weekends. Richard has me practice when I get there with whatever I would like to play for him. He doesn't get upset if I make a mistake. If I'm struggling with a piece he has me break it down to left hand only, then right hand only, and finally both hands together. I'm learning at a comfortable pace for me. I dont feel stressed when I leave. It's a welcoming, no judgement zone atmosphere. I recommend taking lessons from Richard!
My son, Jack, has been taking piano lessons with Mr. Poole for the past several years. Mr. Poole is talented and enthusiastically shares his knowledge and passion of music with Jack. He presents different styles of music to learn and Jack enjoys his lesson each week. I’ve been impressed watching and listening to his progress through the years.