I love teaching piano. I help students play by ear And teach them how to read music. Students who study with me advance very quickly as I can see their invidual paths to development. My teaching includes elementary school-age children up to Graduate Piano students. Two of my studentshave played Carnegie Hall in New York and I have played there twice. My goal is for students to have Fun and enjoy playing the music that appeals to them plus expand their musical horizons.
I enjoy showing students where the tunes are in the music, what supports the music rhythmically and how to sight-read.
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My usual lesson format is to teach a new scale, arpeggio or chord progression as a warmup so students can eventually play easily in every key.
Then we work on a new piece and then fine-tune an older one.
Then we work on improvvising based on simple chord progressions and melodies.
These activities are recorded into student's notebook.
Sometimes I send an accompaniment straight to student to practice individual hand with that accompaniment.
I have a Doctorate in Music Education from UNC-Greensboro;
I have a Masters in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School in New York;
I have undergraduate and High School Degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts;
I have taught 21 years in Colleges/Universities including UNCSA, Salem College, High Point University;
I have taught in Public Schools including beginning Class Piano Studies at Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC.