Piano Lessons

Starting November 2, 2015, I will be offering beginning piano lessons at $7 per lesson. Lessons will be taught in the student’s home. Contact me if you are interested.

Time Spots Available

Monday: 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30
Tuesday: 4:00, 4:30, [7:00, 7:30 available after January 2016]
Wednesday: 4:00, 4:30, [7:00, 7:30 available before January 2016]
Thursday: 4:00, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30
Friday: 4:00, 4:30, [7:00, 7:30 not preferred, but available]

Books I Use

I teach using the Alfred lesson and theory strategy, the Dozen a Day technique strategy, and I include sheet music of both classical and modern pieces to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. I will provide all books for a one-time fee, or you may buy the books yourself. Details and pricing are available at my discretion.

Practice

I strongly encourage students to practice on their own during the week. In reality, most improvement will happen outside of lessons. The amount of time I recommend depends on the student, but typically ranges from 15 to 45 minutes per day.

Recitals

As I teach within the student’s home, parents are encouraged to listen in on the lesson. However, every 3 months, I encourage a ‘formal recital’, in which several people (parents, grandparents, friends, or others) sit around and listen to the student’s latest masterpiece. This is done to encourage mastery of pieces and a feeling of accomplishment for a job well done.

What to Expect

Through my piano lessons, students will learn skills in reading notes and recognizing chords, scales, and key signatures. They will also develop skills in sight-reading and playing with dynamics, style, and emotion. Eventually, they will even write their own musical compositions. The most important skills the student will gain, however, are those involving hard work, discipline, practice, and patience.