I graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. I have been teaching the piano for five years now. I make sure students can practice independently. I will make sure they have a thorough foundation in reading notes and counting rhythms. I will teach them to practice efficiently by pinpointing and fixing the exact areas where they have trouble. I will show them how to recognize patterns in music, and integrate theory into piano lessons. I will teach them about phrasing and dynamics and help them develop their own musical interpretations of their pieces.
I enjoy seeing students improve their note reading and technique, and progress to more advanced pieces. I enjoy seeing students learn how to practice on their own, and correct their own mistakes. I enjoy seeing them play pieces they particularly like with their own musical interpretations.
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I have them play songs that they have learned to assess their level. Then I test their note-reading ability by having them sightread something fairly easy. If they are completely new, I just start the lesson by teaching them the basics of the piano keys, how fingerings work, one or two very simple pieces.
I graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance.
I charge $41 for one-hour lessons, $33 for forty-five minute lessons, and $25 for half-hour lessons.
I have worked with students of all ages, with children as young as four or five, do retired adults.