Joseph's Piano

Joseph's Piano

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5 years in business

About this pro

I've been teaching piano for about 17 years. I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano. 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. I have experience with all age groups and all levels of experience. I've prepared students for contests and recitals. I've also taught 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 Fairborn on a Yamaha baby grand and at my home in Springfield. I also travel to some student's homes, depending on the day and time. I charge $18 per half hour lesson.

I love playing the piano and organ and love to share my knowledge with students.

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Springfield, OH 45504
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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.


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

I charge $18 per half-hour lesson at my studio. Lessons in the student's home may cost more, depending on how far I have to travel.


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 is doing great.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My ADHD student played a duet with me at church a few months ago. He is doing 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 director (organist/pianist/choir director) at a Fairborn church and I gave a pian and organ concert shortly after I was hired.

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.


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