PIANO LESSONS

Piano lessons were an important part in making me who I am today, and that's not just because I’m a professional pianist!  From my piano lessons I gained: the love of music, skills in communicating with people, self-confidence, discipline, responsibility, etc...

As a piano teacher, I want to pass on skills in playing the piano, as well as the many life skills that can be gained from music lessons.  One of my goals as a teacher is to interact with my students holistically. I know that most of my students won’t become professional musicians, but I want them to have skills that will help them make and appreciate music for the rest of their lives.

I have been teaching piano lessons since 1997 and I enjoy teaching students of all ages and skill levels. The teaching methods and materials that I use are specific to each student. There is so much material written for piano that there is truly something for everyone!

 

 

A music camp at Space XXII in Austin, TX in 2009.

A music camp at Space XXII in Austin, TX in 2009.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

WHAT ARE THE AGES OF YOUR STUDENTS?

The youngest students I accept are 4 years old, although that's not a hard and fast rule. The oldest student's I accept...? Well let’s just say that they don’t tell me their age! :)

DO YOU TEACH COMPLETE BEGINNERS?

Yes! Of course!  

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?

I teach out of my house in North Park, San Diego, CA (92104).

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN PIANO LESSONS?

This will depend on your background and goals. My goal is to give my students the tools they need to be successful in making music for the rest of their lives. Some of those tools include: reading music, musicianship skills, music theory, ear training, sight-reading, music history, healthy technique, and how to practice. I incorporate different styles of music, based on the student’s interests and goals.

DO I NEED A PIANO TO TAKE LESSONS?

Yes! The majority of your progress and success in learning how to play the piano depends on the time you're willing to practice on your piano at home.

CAN I BUY A KEYBOARD INSTEAD OF A PIANO?

This question is debated among piano teachers. We all get asked this question! There is a large range in the quality of keyboards. If you're willing to invest in a GOOD full-size keyboard that has the technology to imitate the FEEL and SOUND of a real piano, then that might be enough...at least to start. It depends on your purposes for learning piano. Just remember, it's NOT a real piano! Because the majority of your progress comes from the time you invest at home playing your instrument, the quality of that instrument is crucial to your success! That's my short answer.  :)  Feel free to talk to me more about this question.

HOW LONG IS THE COMMITMENT?

I don't require a written commitment, but it's good to commit at least one year.  Although you will begin learning immediately, it will takes us some time to get to know each other and to figure out our styles of learning and teaching. Relationships have a higher success rate when there is a commitment on both parts. The same is true for teacher-student relationships. Sometimes learning can feel hard and it will be your commitment that carries you through the slumps so we can experience the joy of accomplishing new challenges.

 

 

Are you interested in Piano Lessons?

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