Students learn to play very well and stand out in festivals, recitals and contests. Intense theory lesson included. I've taught 50 years and am active in Oregon Music Teachers Assn. and have been Portland and State president. I have a BA in piano. If intested, interviews can be arranged.
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Each student in an individual. I listen to the student playing during the interview and place them at the level they are comfortable.
A BA in piano performance and education. I've been a regular participant in music teacher master classes and state, national and international music conferences. I've also continued with my own lessons for years.
I charge by the term. Students who qualify can sign up for a reduced fee through Music Link, a national program
I stated teaching in college and have always wanted to be a piano teacher.
I've worked with all types and kinds of students, but at this time I am concentrating on the dedicated student. I have mostly boys, but all my students are all fairly competitive and practice a lot.
Three of my students just participated in premiering new modern music at the "In Good Hands" sponsored by the Cascadia Composers. The student got to meet the composer of their music and work with him. Earlier this spring two of my students accompanied a local ballet company. All students take written and performance exams and play a concerto and accompany another student's concerto.
Ask to interview a teacher and have some repertoire to perform and also demonstrate skills with scales, arpeggios, and chord progressions. Ask about festivals, exams, etc. that interests the student.
Ask about time availability and how much practice time is required. Fees should also be discussed.