I can help aspiring pianists and musicians to gain a foundational understanding of music theory and structure, from chords and scales to music reading, while developing an ear for sound, learning playing techniques, and exploring a wide range of music from the baroque, classical, and romantic, to the modern eras of music. I have been studying music since the age of six, with 12 years of private piano lessons in Ann Arbor, and I have background historical knowledge to give the music more context. I also participated as a bass voice in a highschool choir that won state-level competitions and attended international music festivals abroad.
I enjoy the opportunity for creative expression and discovery that comes with music study. Music is a subject area that engages both left and right brain thinking. It allows for the expression of emotion and creativity, while also having a foundational structure and methodolology. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of music and new ideas.
Stefan really knows what he's doing and does a great job of explaining difficult musical pieces and techniques.
The first thing I want to do is get to know each student better in order to evaluate the student's musical background, proficiency, and particular areas of interest or focus. Next, I would set up convenient and agreeable meeting times and places for lessons. As lessons progress, I would assign or recommend appropriate music, concepts, and materials for study and practice outside of lessoin time that reinforce the ideas being taught during the lesson.
12 years of private piano lessons, participation in a high school choir that won state-level competitions and attended international music festivals abroad. I have earned a bachelor's in business administration, with an elective class covering the history of American popular music. I also have some experience teaching in a larger classroom setting.
Half Hour Lesson- $30
45-min Lesson- $40
1 Hour Lesson- $50
Does the student have musical training or experience and if so, what kind? Which are your favorite genres, and do you have any particular areas of interest? Are you willing to travel for lessons?