I am focused on helping students reach their goals. Each student is unique. I try to find will work the one I'm working with. I have experience with Classical and Jazz. That means I can serve as your guide in whatever direction you want to go.
I like meeting new people of all ages and helping them. For me learning is a life long journey. I can help with motivation. I'm very relaxed and will help you to be.
I hadn't played the piano in a long time when starting with Steve. He helped me work on my skills from the ground up, and his emphasis on musicality has helped me listen to the instrument rather than just play the notes on the page. I'll definitely be going back when my schedule allows it!
My emphasis is on performing. Developing the ear. Having good posture and hand position at the instrument. Rhythm, Harmony and Reading. Above all I want the student to have fun making music. There are 3 things that I stress ear training, technique and musicality.
B.A. In Music (Theory and Compostion) from UMass
M.M. In Theory and Composition from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia.
Suzuki Training with John Homsey and Haruko Kataoka
Studied Jazz with Charlie Banacos
I generally charge a 2 week security Alternatively, one could pay weekly in cash or PayPal.
I started teaching after Graduating at first just a few students privately and then for a few different Music Schools. Now, I only teach privately.
I've had students as young as 3 and as much as 80. When working with very young students it is important that one of the parents come to all the lessons. My goal with all my students is to find a love of music; listening and making it.
Learning to play an instrument is like any other skill. I can't teach you anyrhing. I can guide you and give directions. But it is up to you what you do. Setting a goal and making a routine daily practice schedule are important.
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