Fischer Piano Instruction

Fischer Piano Instruction

5.0
2 hires on Lessons.com
42 years in business

About this pro

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:

  1. Sarah P.

    In the two years I studied from Rhonda I learned more about the piano than I had in my previous eight years of piano lessons. Not only did she help me to improve my technical abilities but my expressive abilities as well. She pushed me to improve my skills and never allowed me to plateau, always pushing me on to something that would continue to challenge me as an artist. I would recommend her to anyone. She is truly passionate about music, which makes her an even better instructor.
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    Feb 20, 2015
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  2. Karen J.

    Rhonda Fischer the quintessential musician extraoridinare,who is an alumna of Eastman School ,is my piano teacher. She imparts her knowledge and talent with enthusiasm,sincerity and intelligence. Her musical instruction is inspiring,educational and splendid fun. To enter the musical world of Rhonda Fischer is to be enlighted. Her exuberance is infectious.
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    Jan 28, 2015
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  3. Erin W.

    Rhonda Fischer instructed my son in piano for several years. She has the winning combination of technical expertise and a friendly manner that allows kids to feel special and engaged in the learning process. As parents, it is helpful for a teacher to understand kids, and Rhonda has that ability to connect with children. I recommend Rhonda for piano; theory, practice, and composition are all in her wheelhouse.
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    Jan 23, 2015
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Fairport, NY 14450
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

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. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

College

Piano Performance

Eastman School of Music


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

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. 


How did you get started teaching?

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.


What types of students have you worked with?

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. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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.


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