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I have been insfluenced and surrounded with music since childhood. I have experience in multiple aspects of music from performance to teaching and just about everything in between. I love working with students to achieve their goals. The most rewarding feeling for me is when my student feels they've accomplished a technique or method on their respective instrument. I strive to keep lessons joyous yet keep the student motivated to practice at home. I travel to students' home and will soon have my own studio to give the student the option to travel to me.
I have been teaching on and off for a few years. It started with two students and grew up to 5. What I want to help the student is that is music is enjoyable to learn. It is a way to help them grow as a person. I love sharing new ideas with people while we are in our lesson too! My students are highly encouraged to enter any contest or solo or audition.
Teaching piano is my passion and I always strive to give personal attention to each and every student. I especially enjoy helping students develop their love of piano playing and their piano skills and watching them reap the benefits of their hard work and dedication I am active in participating and attending convention as hosted by the Music Teachers Association of California and other teacher's workshop in town and other workshops hosted by the Music publishers and well known composers. I am active in various recitals show casing my students. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education ( Music Theory and Piano performance).
I have written and released my own piano series which I use for beginner and intermediate students of all ages. My method introduces students to vocabulary of rhythm, pitch, music symbols and ensembles.
Important guidelines to students, parents/caregivers for studying Music on Appropriate Lesson Behavior and Assessment: The Trio: Students and their parents/caregivers are expected to familiarize themselves through their own reading and independent research with the importance of Music Education for training on how to focus, pay attention to details, be disciplined and consistent with practice. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of the Trio: student-teacher-parent/caregiver in order for this program to work. The teacher only has the student for 30 minutes or 1 hour per week. It is up to the parents/mother/caregiver to create an environment at home where the student is exposed to different kinds of music/s and musicians (e.g. by going to live performances or listening to discs, or watching youtube.com) and to ensure a pleasant and fun practice for the student, everyday, preferably at the same time to make sure there is a stable routine. Please Do NOT use your valuable once a week Lesson Time (for only 30-60 minutes) as “practice time”. Please practice every day for 6 days (45-60 minutes each day, at the same time) before coming to your lesson. Here are some Maths to remember: Becoming a brilliant musicians is 90% study/practice and only 10% talent. 50% of your everyday practice must be on Technique and Method. When playing a duet or ensemble, listen to your partner 90% and to yourself 10% (this applies to other areas of life as well). 45 minutes of focused practice (i.e. “Is my mind focused?” is more effective than 3 hours of non-focused practice where student is going to bathroom breaks, taking snacks, chatting etc. After each lesson, the teacher will send an e-mail to the parent/caregiver regarding the student’s progress and guidelines for practicing that week. The parent/caregiver is responsible for ensuring that the student practices every day, fill-out the “Piano happy training daily sheet”, and give stickers to the student after 45-60 minutes of practice. Strategies: if the student refuses to practice (as my son does sometimes), take away their privileges (i.e. favourite activities, ipad, tv-watching). There are 24 hours during the day and 45 minutes devoted to studying Music is not much. Assessment/ Student Progress: Lesson once a week on the designated lesson time. Students who miss more than 3 lessons without telling the teacher 2 days in advance will be dropped. For those who are not clear about “appropriate lesson behavior” please read: “The Million Dollar Lesson”. Link: http://ottawasuzukistrings.ca/millliondollarlesson New Methods of Learning and Written Homework: Each week every student is responsible for completing their Music Theory and/or Music History written homework (i.e. learning “away from the instrument”). Music studies ought to be taken as seriously as “regular school”: e.g. you would never go to your Math or Science class saying: “Sorry, I forgot to do my homework.” Right? Lessons conform to the conventions used for any other kind of formal Education or Studies. Sloppy practicing, mis-adventures in losing music sheets, coming to lessons with no music books…will result in poor Assessment. Students will learn new methods of learningduring piano lessons: please make sure to apply them and practice them at home (e.g. focusing on problem areas in your pieces using colored pencils and zooming-in on that mistake by playing it 10 times a day until it is perfect.) Listening and Ear Training: students must be listening to their discs and or youtube links assigned by the teacher, every day. Please kindly create an environment at home where they are exposed to different music/s: by listening to discs and watching in youtube, and better yet – attending live music performances and getting to know musicians. Learning about intervals, chords, harmony, and so on will be a lot easier in such a musical environment. New methods of cooperation without domination (Duet or Ensemble Work) and Student music performance (solo, duet, or ensemble): every three or four months, depending on the student’s progress. The student (in consultation with the teacher) will choose music pieces that s/he wishes to perform. If it is a duet or ensemble (e.g. cello and piano; violin and cello), the student is responsible for arranging ensemble/chamber music practice times with the other musicians. The idea is to train students to discover and explore methods of cooperation without domination. Our possible recital dates will be at the end of the year.
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Due to the attention span of very young children, we advise that students begin their piano lessons no younger than age 4 or 5. Piano lessons are a great way to introduce an instrument for the first time to a younger child. Learning piano will teach them basic musical skills such as rhythm and harmony, as well as how to read sheet music and chords.
There are several different, but vey important elements to becoming a good piano player. It takes time to master the basic skills that will set you on your way to excellence. For beginners, the lessons will focus on elementary piano knowledge and technique, such as learning all the notes of the piano, hand and finger techniques for playing, learning scales and chords, as well as some music theory like reading sheet music, chord charts etc. These basic skills can then be applied to simple songs. Students with these foundations in place can expect to cover things like, diminished and other chord types, sight reading, and playing more challenging compositions. Lessons for advanced students might cover topics such as improvisation, glissando, or the study of a specific genre of playing or composer, such as Jazz piano or Johann Sebastian Bach.
For the sake of lessons and practice, a keyboard is often a much more viable option than buying a piano. Pianos are space consuming and expensive, as well as being very loud. Keyboards are perfect, especially for beginners, as they are more diverse in their functionality. Most keyboards come with a range of different sounds and effects (FX), such as chorus, reverb, and synthesizer sounds. Another great feature common to many keyboards is a record function. This allows students to hear things back after they have played them, such as practicing scales... or to record ideas they are composing!
One-on-one piano lessons straight from the comfort of your own home is a great way to learn to play the piano. 90% of our students choose to take lessons from home, mostly due to the convenience of not having to make travel arrangements both to and from their lessons. This is great for parents and students with busy schedules. The content of home lessons is exactly the same as studio lessons, however, you will need to have a keyboard or piano at your home. Home lessons provide the best learning environment, as it is a comfortable, familiar surrounding for students to learn in.
Adults take up piano lessons for a number of different reasons. Some people want to reintroduce themselves to the instrument having once played it in the past, while others are looking for a new hobby or just to learn a new skill for fun! Whatever the reason, there are major benefits to learning the piano during adulthood. Learning piano technique can help retain fine motor skills and co-ordination, it can keep the mind sharp due to the complex thought processes, and has shown to be good for preserving your hearing. Learning to play the piano can also be therapeutic, and is a great stress reliever.
Review by Marlo
Danette is a delightful instructor. She always brings a wealth of knowledge, excitement, and enthusiasm to piano lessons with my daughter. She is not only skilled at piano, but she has a wonderful voice quality that she uses to help convey certain techniques and to highlight various points where she intends to draw the students attention.
Review by Vanessa
Eduard is an amazing teacher. (Coming from someone who previously knew the basics of playing and music.) He is not to harsh with his words and is extremely nice. Eduard has a great amout of experience and displays it through his teachings. Specifically by making it easy to follow along with his words to actions. As a person with a wondering mind whom is distracted easily, it is easy to pay attention.
Review by Nancy
Darrell is A-Maz-Ing! He demands results from his students and therefore results come quickly. The time he spends teaching is intense and packed with great instruction. He is a tough teacher but offers lots of valuable instruction that is applicable for music as well as life in general. I highly recommend Darrell if you are ready for results!
Review by Claudiaaustin
Our kids love Mr. Lynwood. Mr. Lynwood is very patient and skillful teaching our kids both music theory and guitar/piano. He keeps them engaged and motivated during their lessons and we are seeing -or rather hearing- fast improvement in the kids' dexterity playing their respective instruments. We would recommend this good natured instructor to anybody.
Review by Susan
My daughter is extremely happy and comfortable with Rachel, and looks forward to her piano lessons every week. She is a very kind and patient teacher, always using positive reenforcement with my daughter, which makes all the difference in the world to children. We definitely are looking forward to continued piano lessons with her. So glad we found her.
Review by Jermain
Mrs. Regnarene is an awesome teacher!!! She found musical aids that appealed to my 5 year old daughter and used them to help teach her piano. She has a lot of patience and I could tell she puts in the work before class to have a lesson ready for my daughter. She is always punctual, friendly and respectful. I would recommend her to any parents who want to start their kids off with a good foundation in piano. Jermain T. Riverview, FL
Review by Michelle S.
"My daughter has been a student with Mark for over a year. She has come so far and has learned so much in such a short time. Mark is extremely talented and knowledgeable. He is very serious, patient and super nice. If your child or if you really WANT to learn the drums, then I highly recommend Mark. He is our third instructor and the best one yet! You will not be disappointed." Michelle S.
Review by Lucinda
Melissa is very encouraging, positive, supportive and patient. She knows how to explain the technical details of flute and music notation to kids in a way that makes sense to them. She has been reliable so far turning up on time and calling if there is a need to reschedule. I would definitely recommend her to others.
Review by Debbie E.
I had always wanted to take vocal lessons, but was very nervous about it until I had the opportunity to have Ali as my instructor. She made me feel very comfortable and helped me realize my strengths while giving me other areas to work on and strengthen. I liked how Ali had me sing out of my "comfort" zone to realize my vocal range. It is obvious that Ali loves music and sharing that love with her students. She is very good at what she does and works well with both male and female voices. I highly recommend Ali and give her solid 5 stars
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