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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Albuquerque . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Instruments: Piano Voice
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time , and have been consistently teaching students in my home studio and music schools for the last 15 years. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of classical and modern music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the piano and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice
I started teaching voice and piano lessons while I was a student at Wartburg College. I continued teaching when I moved to New Mexico and I now have ten years of studio teaching experience. After completing my Master's Degree in Vocal Performance, I returned to UNM to attain a New Mexico Teaching License. I have been teaching elementary music in the public schools for five years since attaining that license. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Trumpet Trombone Clarinet Drums Euphonium Tuba Orchestral Percussion
I also teach private lessons at a local studio, and I can be found in Old Town on Wednesday and sometimes Saturday nights jamming with the Jazz musicians of this wonderful city. I have taught choir and band from the 5th grade level all the way up through high school including subjects like music theory, jazz band, treble choir, marching band, and percussion ensemble. I have also taught general music from kindergarten up through 5th grade, and assisted bands at the university level. Read More
Instruments: Piano Keyboard
We all learn best through patters - not only in the material itself, but also how it is presented. Because I want students to be comfortable in a routine, I greatly value structure in my lessons, which incorporate theory, technique, and repertoire in a way that caters to the student’s interests as much as possible. A favorite line for me is Alfred’s Piano Library, as it provides a colorful, natural approach, even for complex musical concepts. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Drums Bass Guitar Conga Latin Percussion Music Keyboard Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I always keep the students in mind with progression and excitement constantly. The throwback from week to week will give both the student and teacher a insight what has to be improved and advanced. I have many students playing professionally in bands and orchestra's as well. Each student has individual needs that will be in conjunction with the personality of the student a great rapport with both of us or group I am working with. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Flute Bass Guitar Organ Synthesizer Lap Steel Guitar Banjo Ukulele Conga Latin Percussion Keyboard Electric Guitar Djembe Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I first started teaching guitar in high school after i got a few lessons from someone i looked up to in high school. From then on i have loved to teach music to all ages!. My longest student started at 12 and by time he was 17 years old i told him he would be having to teach me a few things soon. we became friends and were in a band together for a while until i moved south, i loved having that connection, and i hope to find plenty others like that. it makes me feel good knowing others are gaining from my teaching so i do my very best! Read More
Instruments: Piano Drums Keyboard
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I would suggest that students start out practicing for a short period a few times a week (3 or 4 times is a good start), then gradually expand the length of the practice time as they advance and can play more music. For example, a half-hour 3 times a week is a good start. It also depends on the age of the student because the older the student is, the longer attention span they will possess for practicing. When I first started learning drumset, I would practice for a half-hour 3 times a week. Two years later, I was practicing for an hour a day 4 or 5 times a week. After I had been playing for 3 or 4 years, I would practice anywhere from 2 to 4 hours a day and normally every other day. Students NEED to practice every week else they will normally not see much progress over a period of time.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
My teachers were always wonderful, but my own motivation ultimately led me to continue learning and playing music, at least as far as drumming is concerned. I was mostly inspired by the musicians I listened to and admired like Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, and Bill Bruford. When it came to piano, there was one teacher in college who inspired me to want to advance my level of piano performance. My music history teacher played a sonatina by Scarlatti in class one day and later performed a whole piano concerto by memory at a school concert, which blew my mind. I was amazed at her level of memory because at most concerts I've been to, the pianist has always performed with sheet music.
What musical accomplishments are you most proud of?
I am proud of attaining both of my music degrees as well as having performed in choir and band all throughout school.
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
My favorite style of music to play is definitely progressive metal because it incorporates so many different elements from other genres such as classical, heavy metal, jazz and ethnic music. I enjoy the technicality of it (for example, the different time signatures) and the variety of moods and sounds. I love that there is no limit to the length of a song or variety of tempos. I tend to enjoy playing songs that do not use the same tempo throughout the song and I love playing with people who are not afraid to master their instruments. I admire's progressive metal's level of creativity and experimentalism.
If you play more than one instrument, how did you decide to start playing the second? (Or 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc)!
I originally had to learn a second instrument for my degree (piano). Students had to obtain a certain level in piano performance in order to take the exams towards the end of the degree requirements. Even though I learned the second instrument out of educational necessity, the truth is that I really enjoyed it and realized I could teach piano as well. So I've been working towards advancing my level of piano performance so I can teach it better. I also wanted to advance my performance level of piano so I could write my own music.
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
I'm not sure about my other relatives, but my mom supposedly played guitar for a time in a band while in school and my dad wanted to learn drumset even though he never had the opportunity to do so.
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Seeking piano and voice lessons for my 9 year old daughter. She is a diligent student and has played piano for 2 years. We are also interested in voice lessons.
Want piano/keyboard lessons for 14yr old..Has some exprin playing clarinet,coolness..can read music and play by ear..will be playing for church and for own entertainment.
I'd like to understand if we may have a fit for in home, every other week piano lessons for a 7 year old girl. I'd like the instructor to have a relaxed and fun approach.