Hi! I've been teaching piano for 17 years, and I’ve teach music in elementary schools. I studied elementary music education at BYU-Hawaii. I played in a jazz band in college, and I've done lots of accompanying. I think piano lessons should be fun and stretching.
Amber is open to cater the lessons to what I want to achieve. I especially appreciate her guidance on techniques. I was staying stagnant with piano for years because I kept playing but didn't do any exercises for my fingers. I gave up midway on a lot of pieces because of that. After 2 months of once a week lessons with Amber, I notice my fingers move more fluidly than I have ever been able to do. Having Amber helps me stick with practicing frequently and embracing improvement because she is truly a very encouraging teacher.
I always start with an interview to learn about the students' motivations and expectations. Then we talk about my expectations, and set goals and make plans together. I do my best to cater my teaching to the needs and goals of my students.
I've been playing the piano for 18 years. I took piano lessons all growing up, and then studied piano and education at BYU-Hawaii. I've been teaching piano for 15 years, and I teach music at en Elementary school during the day.
I charge by 15-minute increments, so it's $20 for a 30 minute lesson, and $30 for a 45-minute lesson.
I've always loved teaching, and piano is one of my favorite things to teach. I started teaching in High School to help pay for my own piano lessons, and then loved it so much that I continued through college and after.
In High School all of my students were young children, but I taught several university students when I was in college, and I now have a mix of children, teenagers, and adults in my studio. My students at the school I teach music at are from all over the world.
I had the opportunity to go to Europe with a group of teachers last Summer to learn about the Finnish education system. While there I explored Europe, ran a marathon, ate delicous food, saw incredible art, went to some amazing concerts, and learned a ton.
I feel like personality is one of the most important componants to consider when selecting a teacher. So I would suggest meeting a teacher before deciding if you want to hire.
GOALS. This is the most important thing. Decide WHY you want to take piano lessons, and then the teacher can help you.