I'm a piano performer and teacher from Costa Rica. I have been teaching for more than 15 years, to students from 5-70. I have a very structured methodology and have a Russian formation. I teach in my private studio in Annandale, and can also travel to your home. English and Spanish spoken.
When I began taking piano lessons with Mauricio, I had neither piano nor music experience at all. However, after a year studying with him, I am able to read music, we have gone through theory aspects, effective practicing, steadily building up my technique through several progressive studies. I just finished my very first piece by Bach and we just started with a lovely sonata! Mauricio has been extremely patient, and his enjoyable teaching methods and flexible times fit just fine within my schedule. I highly recommend Mauricio to any level student seeking instruction!
His absolute mastery of teaching piano students of all ages and skill levels. His patience and sense of humor shine.
I usually diagnose where the student is in case they have previous knowledge and in case we have to start from 0, I start by teaching how to read music.
I like to "interview" the student goals and needs and adapt the lessons to their objectives, it is not the same to teach a pro than to teach someone that just wants a hobby.
I am a Music Master in Piano Performance, have been teaching piano for the last 15 years and work at the Piano Department of Costa Rican National University.
I charge $60 for the hourly lesson. It includes follow up during the week, and listening and correcting homework via text message and recordings.
I started in my freshman year of University, a long time ago...
I have worked with students from 5-90 years old. I have taught a lot of beginners from scratch and also worked with professionals that participate in international piano competitions.
I love to accompany my students in the process of giving their first recital. They are usually very nervous at first, but after they play they feel fantastic and super motivated!
Go for it! Don't let your fear tell you otherwise. If you have a piano to practice and motivation to do it it's the only thing you need!
Am I going to commit to practice for achieving my goals? Am I going to take piano lessons because I love it or because my parents or someone else made me do it? Am I ready to have a unique experience performing my most beloved piano pieces?