Have been teaching 40 plus years and studied Piano Preformance at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY
Specialize in Children
I love everything about teaching and seeing progress in a short amount of time through dedicated practicing. Here are some reviews:
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I use college level theory even to children so they can manipulate the whole keyboard. Classical, broadway, jazz and new age are taught in a fun enthusiastic way. Every student has different books that are appropriate for what they would like to learn. One method does not work for all. New students learn the techique how to hold hands and sit, and learn breathing techiques to slow the heart beat down, and relax when playing in front of an audience. Bad habits if not corrected are very hard to break. Each student is a reflection of me and the way I teach. I am proud when my students play. Teaching is my life, its like the air I breathe.
Eastman School of Music
For children I charge for 4 lessons a month. Months with 5 weeks you get a free lesson or use it for a make up. Price is $120 a month.
In 10th grade I played in a concert and dozens of people came to my house after the performance and wanted me to teach them to play the piano. So, the rest is history.
I have taught students as young as 4 to age 92. I have taught blind and deaf students and taught disabled students as well. Music should be introduced to everyone. I also have scholarship opportunities as well.
I played a duet with Mickey Rooney in California. Boy, he was one talented fellow! And I won a National Piano Competition with 200 of the nations best pianists. I also played a childrens concert with Perlman in Philadelphia.
Take a few lessons and see if you are compatable with the teacher. A teacher should listen closely to the student on music they want to play, and theory is important to teach. The school that the teacher studied at is very important. So students should not be afraid to ask. Teaching how to practice is also an asset teachers should display as some pianists don't know how to teach to make practice more gradifying. Always ask how long the teacher has been teaching.
How long they need to practice.
Lessons are once a week.
Practicing at the same time works much better.
Do you offer rewards when books are complete?
Let the teacher know if you have have favorite songs in mind.