Piano theory, practice & performance for 5 - 105
Beginning Piano Studio: Piano Practice, Performance, Theory & Practical Application
Music, Piano, Lessons
I offer piano theory, technique, performance and practical application for ages 5 to 105. I'm a nationally certified teacher and have been serving since 1983. Disabilities are welcome.
"We teach music, not so that children (or anyone else) can make beautiful music, but because music makes beautiful people." -- Anonymous and my favorite quote
What Do We Do Here?
I try hard to present students with a solid, broad-based approach with an emphasis on understanding the fundamentals of musical comprehension, music reading, musical memory, and ear development. These are essential to playing and enjoyment of any instrument! To this end, we cover theory, music history, performance, technique and practical application. These basics are supplemented and reinforced by the monthly group sessions, several annual field trips, and access to regional, state and national music competitions and performances as well as the formal student evaluations each spring.
I have a full music lab, an extensive library of music and music reference materials and up-to-date postings on local, free or low-cost musical events. While I tend to emphasize classical music and technique, we will also cover a wide range of music in various meters and modalities -- classical, popular and world music in solos and duets. Supplementary books are available -- holiday, religious, popular, classical and music from specific times, places, composers and movies or whatever the student wishes when they are ready. My personal goal is not to have a studio full of competition performers. A few are always nice, of course, but the average student just wants to be able to make music -- to make it sing. I do want them to understand, appreciate, and be able to pick up something and figure it out or apply what they know to another instrument. Once music is part of a life, it never leaves; it is the one universal language.
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