The first time I got up on a piano I was 2 years old. However my parents didn't get me lessons until I was 10. But I've been in love ever since! I graduated from the performing arts high school Las Vegas Academy majoring in Piano (Class of 2011). In July2014 I started performing on the Las Vegas strip with the original band Walk Off Hits (www.walkoffhits.com) having the absolute time of my life playing venues like Aria, MGM, House of Blues, Brooklyn Bowl, headlining NASCAR and more!! Finally I started teaching piano one on one to ages 4 and up in July2016 at Guitar Center Las Vegas.
I've always loved performing infornt of people. Its just the greatest feeling in the world! You'll always see a huge smile on my face when I'm on the stage, it's where I belong.
My daughters and I have been taking piano lessons for 1.5 yrs. Rion is so friendly and is great w/ kids. Even my dogs look forward to seeing him weekly. The lessons are gear toward the individual and he always encourages and pushes us to do better without being intimidating. I have recommended Rion to a lot of my friends and we all love him ❤️ Highly recommended.
First I like to get to know the student asking them what they already know and what their goals are with Piano. Generally I'll always teach them how to read music and start with basic 5 Finger Exercises to get them started. But depending on experience or what they want to learn I'll tailor the lessons to their wants and desires.
Ive been studying music for 14 years. Performing professionally for almost 4 years, and teaching for over a year now.
$40 per hour
I wanted to do music full time but wasn't making enough from the gigs so I decided why not share my love of music and piano by teaching!!
I've worked with all kinds of students super young 3-4yrs old to really old 45-50yrs old. I've worked with kids that have trouble learning the basics and I've worked with kids that excel quickly through the material. I'm also used to working with younger kids that have shorter attention spans I can usually get them back on track and focused so they can learn the material.
At Guitar Center we have the students perform in a recital at the end of each quarter. This past quarter I had some of my younger students perform and they did so well! I've never been so happy!!
I would say do your research make sure you know who you're hiring. Even after you've picked someone take some time before or after the first lesson to talk to them and really build that rapport to know if they're the right fit for you.
What is my goal with piano?
What do I already know about music?
What areas do I know I need to work on?
How often am I willing to practice?
How serious am I going to take learning piano/music?