I've been teaching piano for 20 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano and organ. I taught at the Columbus Conservatory of Piano for 11 years, and at Wittenberg University for 2 years, before I started my own studio in Fairborn (821 N Central Ave) and Beavercreek (1617 N Longview). I also teach ONLINE, using ZOOM. Text me at 937-232-9721 if you would like to try online lessons. I have experience with all age groups and all levels of experience. I've prepared students for contests, recitals and college auditions. I also teach students who want to take lessons purely for their own enjoyment. I've taught many different styles, such as jazz, pop, classical, & sacred. My own teaching style is relaxed while still making progress with each lesson. I teach my students to read music and play, and also give them a good foundation in music theory. I teach in Beavercreek and Fairborn. I charge $25 per half hour lesson. I love playing the piano and organ and love to share my knowledge with students.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
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David B U.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I determine a student's level of proficiency and knowledge, then find the correct level of music book to use. I generally use the Faber Piano Adventures or the Alfred series of books with my students.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor or Music degee, Magna Cum Laude, in Piano and organ.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $25 per half-hour lesson at my studio or online.
How did you get started teaching?
I have been playing piano and organ at church since I was 14. A parishoner asked me if I could teach their daughter to play piano. It all started with that first student. I was a middle school band and choir teacher right out of college.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have had all ages of children and adults, including special needs children. I have students from 5 years of age to 89, and an ADHD student who did great.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My ADHD student played a duet with me at church a while ago. He did better than his parents thought possible.
I also contract teach at a Dayton area music studio. I like to accompany vocal students at their recitals, and I also play some duets with my students at their piano recitals.
I am the music organist/pianist at a Beavercreek church.
Other notable performances were:
Ohio Performing Arts Musicals (piano); Clark State CC Chorus (piano); Wright State Men's Chorale (piano); Wright State Orchestra (organ); United Theological Seminary (organ); Pipe Organ dedication at Maria-Joseph Center, Dayton, OH; Benefit Concert - Baum Opera House (piano)
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for someone with a college degree, with patience, and with the understanding that everyone learns at a different rate.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask about the teacher's education and experience, what kind of students have they had - their ages and levels of experience, and what methods (books) do they use.