Freelance pianist/ instructor studio in Annapolis, Md NOT highland beach. Website glitch!
50 yrs experience.
Ages 5 to 105
Member of AAMTA
Student activities include:
Summer Deck Cabaret
Muti-genre workshop in collaboration w,,/live bass player & "Beat Buddy" digital drummer w/ Guitar Center
High Tea & The Harpsichord at Reynolds Tavern
Celebrating music of the Baroque & all things "Tea"
Duet & ensemble concert
Traditional piano recital
Keyboard band experience
Adult Wine & Cheese Wingding" bi-monthly Thurs evening
Method of teaching: technique, sight reading, theory, repertoire.
How to play from "fake book"
Two grand pianos in studio
Classes solo repertoire/concern/ensemble
Like to see progress!!!
Angela is an amazing piano teacher. I’ve had lessons with her for 2 years. As an adult learner, Angela demonstrates patience and pride in her work as a teacher. She is proud of her student’s accomplishments and provides feedback in each lesson. By my first lesson, Angela provided me with simple concepts of music and I was playing a tune. Now after two years of lessons, Angela still makes understanding music essentials and concepts important while helping you choose music pieces that will be challenging and putting to practice what she’s teaching. Angela’s years of piano experience, patience, and teaching style are some of the reasons I like working with her.
I had both of my children take weekly lessons from Angela for about nine years. Angela broke down piano lessons into logical segments that did not overwhelm my kids, yet had them improve from week to week. She had high expectations for their progress and had a firm understanding of their capabilities. She was able to capitalize on their natural talents, while identifying the areas where they would get stuck. She taught them the technical aspects of music, while recognizing that kids need extra encouragement to develop self-discipline and technique. Beyond the lessons, she understood my kids as people. I always told my friends and relatives that whenever I had an issue with either of my kids, my first phone call was to Angela to get her advice. In all honesty, Angela has spent dozens, if not hundreds, of hours on the phone with me over the past ten years helping me through whatever issue one of my kids was dealing with in their personal life. She was able to pick up the subtle nuances of their personalities during lessons and help me to apply it to their everyday lives. Angela has been a huge part of my kids upbringing both during and outside lessons, and I cannot recommend her enough!
My boys took lessons from Angela for about 11 years and we think she's a great teacher. My oldest become very proficient at playing. In addition to the massive recital she manages to pull together each year, she provides other opportunities and venues for her students to perform. She can work miracles!
Been taking lessons with Angela for years. It is such a pleasure to learn from someone so passionate about her craft and spreading the love of piano to her students. If you want to learn piano while developing a deeper love for music, Angela is the person to go to!
If beginner adult and child, learn topography of keyboard
Begin in 7 pentachords play in time
Assisted by recording(voice recorder phone & CD/mp3
If already a player, hear student then assign repertoire/technic/sight reading/theory
Fake bk work- theory then attention to voicing
Creation of bass line.
Blues: theory and simple improv
Metronome esp important to learn to keep time
Classical after initial notes/rhythm/fingering then attention to articulation, phrasing (rise & fall of melodic line/phrase drop, dynamics and interpretation. Discussion about composer/arranger.
Also ways of approaching a passage to make it work easily. Lots of attention to fingering.
Graduate of peabody conservatory of music
Bachelor of music double major applied performance and music ed
Graduate work w/Reynaldo Reyes
Asher Zlotnik(theory,dictation, composition)m
Chamber music:Robert Gerle
Summer- Netherlands String Quartet
Jazz studies w/ Leroy Hawthorne, Nicholas Zamoroko,
Jay Cooley, Ron Elliston(jazz workshop& private)
45 minutes = $45, 60 minutes = $60
Payment at first lesson of the month for the month
Some months have 5 wks/4wks
Students responsibility to attend lessons
Reschedule if given sufficient notice and only if student has a good reason for cancellation and does not make a habit of missing classes.
Am a year round Instructor. My present roster attends lessons on a yearly basis. I to f course make arrangements to reschedule when my students go on vacations.
It is a two way street, I don't want to penalize them for going on vacation and on the other hand want to insure that they progress so countenuity counts and I have to be responsible financially and protect my time and income.
Tried it and liked it😎💘
Made lots of lifetime friend s over the years my like to see students gratified by their progreds, enjoy music for hopefully a lifetime, and observe their confidence when they can do something bc well. Helps to get together w other students.
Ages 5-105, adult, autistic (cueecurre have 3💘)
Students w various levels holiday open house of ability and musical interests
Holiday open house
40 people (students &parents )
Two shifts 5-7, 7-9 food and music ended the evening eirw students on two piano an os playing from a SINGLE Christmas carol book!
Two cellists doubled as pianists, a singer, 4 students at two pianois! Students very creative and tech savvy
Took pics with theit camera phones and read from them in questionable light. Hilarity ensued! Played this way for 45 minutes!
Also, Schuyler ward, played her prelude after Back entitled "going up the mountain" she also played 4 or 5 Christmas carols that she prepared. At 11 years told her she played her first "Holiday Gig!"
Her piece was in the Composers Corner" students compose , create a cover I input into notation software from a phone recording and bind it, make a color copy on their cover art and sell for $1.00 at student events. 25¢goes to SPCA and 75¢ to student therefore the student learns, explores their creativity and pays it forward. Schuyler sold 3 copies! Write the students a check😎
A fun time had by all. Lots of good comments from students and families.
Be prepared to work consistently and you will reap the benefits and ENJOY!!!
If there is a question about ANY aspect of lessons, speak right away so that nothing gets in the way 🌷