Hello! I'm a reputable teacher of piano and voice in NorthWest Las Vegas. I have spent my entire adult life performing and teaching music. I can help most any piano player or singer reach their goals with proven methods.
I was very lucky growing up, having received an all-star music education in both piano and voice. I received very high marks in piano competitions, and was an All State Singer. In college I also studied under some of the most gifted professors, authors, and arrangers. I started performing in community theatre when I was twelve years old. I have been teaching music my entire adult life. I started tutoring pianists in college as I quickly realized the need for it.
Today I have many of my former students out in the world in the music industry, some competing in piano, others are themselves now music professors. About 40% of my students are adults, and it is never too late to take on this endeavor. I have had many students from Las Vegas Academy, and have helped many more prepare and audition. I am qualified and experienced enough to take any student to their desired level of expertise.
I'm exactly where l want to be. After two years l can now read music and l play in a classic rock band with my friends. Mr. Balser really took me through the paces.
Mister Daymon started teaching me when I was six years old. Even though I guess I could have practiced more when I was younger, he stuck with me and was always happy. Now I can play the music I want, which is mostly jazz and blues, but I also like Broadway and some classical music. Thanks Mister Daymon!
I just need to know how much the student knows about music in general.I would test any new student to determine what their start point is. They need to demonstrate their knowledge of music theory and proficiency in the instrument. Student s that have never studied will start from the beginning methods.
I studied piano for many years with private lessons, and classes in Junior High school, High School, and College. I am a classically trained piano player and teacher. I started studying voice in Junior High School, and have studied under some of the nations foremost music educators.
My minimum starting lessons are four 45 minute lessons per month, at $160 per month, paid in advance. I can also teach four one hour lessons per month at $200 a month, paid in advance.
I started tutoring in college, as I was approched by many other students, some just needed advice on the music on which they were working, others wanted to take some additional instruction to reach the level they wanted to have.
I have had many dozens of students, from every walk of life imagineable. I have always also had many adult students in my schedule, including new students and band members needing to catch up on their voice.
I really enjoy Christmas time, as it it's an opportunity to gauge both for me and the student what their (usually amazing) progress has been in a year. I also enjoys recitals and Solo and Ensemble.
I think a reputable teacher should be rather strict in their expectations of student achievement. That doesn't mean a teacher has to be mean, but thorough. Also reputable teachers need to use proven methods. Piano teachers should use progressive methods (like John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano). Voice teachers should include Doh Solfege. Otherwise, get a teacher that you like. = )
Students need to think about what their goals are as a student, and what the teacher expects of them.