I have been a musician for over 50 years.
I can teach beginning and intermediate piano, and am very classically focused, although I can also teach and play jazz.
I have a music degree from the University of Utah and have played in churches, nightclubs, recitals, and sometime play my own original music. I can teach theory and composition.
I took piano lessons from Mr. Zimmer in 2013, and can say that he taught me a lot about technique and dynamics. I would recommend him to any aspiring players.
I start out with basic fundamentals of playing the piano. Then I start them out with Larry Bastian or Michael Aaron to learn the notes and learn to play simple tunes. Then it's onto Clementi Sonatas. I employ Hanon Finger Exercises for dexterity. I know that everyone learns differently, so I generally guide the students towards their musical goals, whether it be classical, pop, or jazz. I require an hour of practice a day. I realize that the piano is a lifelong pursuit that can enrich lives.
Bachelor of music degree at the U. of U. 1975. I can play by ear or read notes. I played for musicals and recitals at the U and wrote jazz arrangements for the jazz band. I also play other instruments but piano is my favorite.
I charge $30.00 for an hour lesson or $15.00 for a half hour lesson. I'm no a clock watcher, but am concerned about my student's daily progress.
I'm a substitute teacher in the Murray District, but usually I've given out business cards or posted notices in music stores.
beginning and intermediate.
I've just learned all the Bach English Suites. And I've learned a few Bill Evans tunes.
You need to practice. Once you learn the basics, piano playing is fun and stimulating.
Do I have the time to put in a daily regimen of practice. Plan on playing music as a hobby, and try to play with groups or bands. the more the merrier.