Jim Templeton, Piano/Composition Lessons

Jim Templeton, Piano/Composition Lessons

1 employee
32 years in business

About this pro

I am a retired college teacher of music, MM in Music, and performer of jazz and classical music.  I have recently copyrighted a book on my revolutionary theory of learning piano ("I Played It Perfect At Home...!?"), and love to teach.  I can teach you how to play a lead sheet, or Beethoven.  I do require that you can "read" treble clef.  I do not take "beginners."

I got my Masters at LSU in 1968, taught university/conservatory music in Pensacola, Odense Denmark, Aarhus Denmark, Spokane (SFCC, Whitworth).  In 1994, I received the Artist Trust Award (Wa) for one of my compositions recorded by my fusion band. ($5000). Read and hear performances by me at www.jimivories.net. 

I find it fulfilling to pass on, and simultaneously learn, as well as socially interact in the process.  I'm always on the lookout for new insights.

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Vancouver, WA 98664
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

NB: You must be able to read treble clef. AND you must have a real piano.

Review their experience, ascertain their intent, describe how I suggest we procede, my expectations and suggested practice time.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

8 years of college (WSU/LSU) 20+ years of University level teaching (reached Asst Prof).  Traveled nationally doing 1 day workshops.  Private teaching since undergrad.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Weekly 45 min lesson, $50; "spot" lesson, $65 (3-day min notice).