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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Crabtree . 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 Music Keyboard
As the principal pianist, she has been touring with the Grammy Award- Winning Phoenix Boys Choir in China, Spain, Portugal, France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria from 2017 to 2019. She was also the Director of Music for Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ in Phoenix from 2014 to 2018. She also has been engaged as a collaborative pianist at many festivals, conferences, and competitions in the United States and China, including Meadowmount School of Music (Westport, NY), Interlochen Arts Camp (Interlochen, MI) , Tuba and Euphonium International Conference (Tucson, AZ), MTNA competition (Tempe, AZ), Franco-American Vocal Academy (Austin, TX), China National Double Bass Competition (Beijing), and China National Voice and Opera Competition (Beijing). Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass Guitar Ukulele Mandolin Conga Keyboard Electric Guitar Djembe Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
Hello everyone! My name is Michael and I am currently in a band. My passion for music came at a very young age, I understand the power of music. Kids today need music more than ever I feel. I have toured the country with my band, seeing how music really does bring people. Music to me is the most real form of art. We'll be able to see success in a short period of time Witnessing people play a chord on the guitar for the first time correctly is an amazing experience. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Music Keyboard
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. Read More
Instruments: Piano Saxophone Clarinet
I am a passionate music educator who loves working with students and sharing the joy of music. I graduated in May 2015 from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Clarinet. I have enjoyed playing with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on Bass Clarinet and playing in other ensembles. I have also enjoyed teaching saxophones and clarinet sections in Pittsburgh area marching bands. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Flute
I’m a performer as well as a teacher. I’ve been on tour with operas, and I have led choirs and instrumental ensembles. I’ve been teaching private lessons for 30 years, since I was in college. I’ve worked as a professional singer and instrumentalist since high school. My experience has focused on classical repertoire. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching students from infancy to older adults. I’ve studied solfeggio, Orff Schulwerk, and Dalcroze Eurythmics. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Music
I approach teaching by making sure that each student is learning at their own pace and always remains passionate about music even when they struggle to achieve a certain technical skill in singing. With my students, I try to build vocal technique and performance skill at a pace that is appropriate for each student and introducing challenging skills only at a gradual pace. By acknowledging technical progress as it happens, the student receives the encouragement to push forward in their studies and maintains a positive attitude towards music. Read More
Instruments: Piano Organ Synthesizer Keyboard
I have been playing piano since I was 6 years old. Until very recently I have decided that I want this to become my career. I believe that there is a whole world in learning and understanding music. If people can learn its transient power it will benefit their lives! I am fortunate enough to have access to the organ as well as the piano, which I practice every day. I specifically like to improvise and get in a flow where time stops and I am fully immersed. Read More
Instruments: Piano Flute Piccolo
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
I encourage younger students to practice each piece 5 times a day. I switched to this method of practice after watching my own children whittile away 20 minutes on the bench achieving very little! Once the student is past the first couple of books, I encourage them to start breaking the difficult parts into 2 or 4 measures, and practice them slowly, 3 times perfectly, with a metronome if needed. Then, they can increase the metronome 1 tick at a time. Doing this over a few days, produces remarkable results!
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
My older brother started playing the piano when I was 6, and so of course I wanted to play as well! I was so excited to start music lessons while I was 8 years old! I enjoyed it at first, but there were several bumps along the way once the music started getting hard. I'm so thankful that my parents encouraged me to stick with playing the piano, as I eventually majored in it in college. But, my favourite instrument during my childhood was the flute. I enjoyed the pretty sound, but there is nothing like the thrill of playing in a band or orchestra, with all the instruments around you, while you make music together!
Do you use specific teaching methods or books? (Ex: Alfred, Bastion, Suzuki, Hal Leonard) Why did you choose them if you did?
For piano, I prefer to use Faber as a beginning method. I have used Alfred in the past, but I find that my young students start to equate certain fingers with certain notes, and this is difficult to overcome. But, once we get past the first couple of books, I am happy to use whatever the student brings to their lesson. With flute, I have recently started using the Blocki method. I love the way it encourages the student to play both registers from the very beginning, and also the strong emphasis on scales, which are the building blocks for runs!
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
If I weren't a musician, I would probably be sewing bags like my sister in law. My mother is a seamstress, and she taught me how to sew from a very early age. I tried to start a bag business a few years ago, making all kinds of different coloured bags in trendy colours. It was so much fun...the first three bags. After that, I got quite bored, and by the 6th bag I put the fabric away. Every once in a while I get the sewing machine out, and get my fix, only to put it away for another 6 months. But, I taught my sister in law how to make them, and she has little business now, so all was not lost!
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
I like to play hymns, and arrange hymns, taking something old, and creating something new and beautiful. I like to take a simple accompaniment, and utilize the silence to create something quiet and peaceful. I enjoy accompanying voice and instrumentalist, and especially enjoy the challenge of following a free musician. After that, I enjoy Mozart and Bach. Mozart is simply relaxing once you have learned the piece. Bach is challenging but rewarding. My teachers told me off for this, but I do enjoy letting my mind drift once I have learned a piece to any and everything.
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