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Beginning students start with a lesson book, theory book (written exercises for older students, coloring note naming exercises for younger students), and technique book that is appropriate for their age. As soon as a student is ready, I introduce them to books and sheet music written by other composers that make great recital pieces. I then add a classical piano literature book to the mix, and eventually drop the lesson book when the student has a good understanding of the fundamentals. If a student wants to work on any of their favorite tunes (e.g. movie, rock), we work on those in addition. I think students should work on anything that inspires them, while also developing their piano skills through standard repertoire.
My teaching experience began in high school, when I started teaching small classes of children ages 3-13 at my church. I continued to develop my teaching abilities in college, when I directed a small choir. My favorite part of directing that choir was the one-on-one sessions (fun on ones, as my singers called them). These one on ones were dedicated to developing each member's individual voice and grasp of vocal technique, so that I could be certain that all of the singers were singing healthily. With my students I like to tackle some classical repertoire in order to hone technique and some modern or musical theater repertoire to be sure my students are having fun learning music!
I like to teach students 4 major things: Scales, ear training, music theory and a repertoire piece. Scales: 12 major and minor. Just one octave to build their dexterity up. I also like teaching intermediate students the modes (ex. Lydian, Mixolydian, and Phrygian).Ear Training (during lesson, no HW required): I Teach students to try and hear the difference between major, minor, diminished and augmented chords. This is fun to teach, because it can help students decipher what key a piece is in. It also can help students to analyze music better down the road. Music Theory: I teach this from the bastien series books. This typically includes things such as: Time signatures, key signatures, intervals, tempos, and articulations.Repertoire Piece: Students and I choose a piece from a book that they can work on. I ask that they work on the material with hands separately first, until they can play it with the correct notational values, and then slowly work with both hands together and then practice it well until it is up to speed.
Hi everyone, my name is Kyle I'm a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I received my Bachelor Music in Vocal Jazz Performance from there in May of 2014, I also used to direct The Green Street Brew, an a Capella group from Northampton (but I still arrange music for them). My passion in music is coming up with new ideas for well known song as well as coming up with my own songs and lyrics. I love teaching people music in many different forms and untapping their musical potential. My styles include jazz, blues, rock, metal, progressive, folk, singer/songwriter, theatre, and anywhere in between. I own two guitars, (one acoustic, one electric) a keyboard, and a microphone. If you're interested in untapping your musical abilities, I look forward to working with you.
I was 15 years old when I first started teaching. I was very passionate about music theory. My teachers would recommend me to parents who would want extra curriculum for their children. That is where I started and I developed a great passion for teaching. I've had over 8 years of teaching experience with all ages and levels. I believe that everyone has a different way of understanding therefore I follow a different lesson plan for each person. The most important thing for me is that my students feel comfortable and safe in the lessons to experiment anything that they want to. Understanding that there's no such a thing as wrong but there's always better ways to develop ourselves.
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All students start their lessons at different levels of experience and with different aims and goals in mind. For beginner students who are new to the piano, lessons will be devised to give students the fundamentals of good piano playing. Students will learn the correct posture, hand position, and fingering techniques for playing scales and chords. Students can develop these skills through practicing scales, arpeggios, and simple melodies using both hands. For advanced students, topics that may be covered include more intricate skills, such as creating runs and fills to add interest and variation to their playing, to develop their repertoire of pieces they can play, and to develop their sight reading. Some students may have a specific genre that they are interested in learning, such as jazz piano. Students will learn the musical theory and techniques that underlay a host of musical genres. The teachers in Musika's network are able to recommend books or specific areas of additional study that they feel will advance each individual student and help to achieve their goals.
At Musika, we highly recommend that students looking to learn to play the piano do so with a clear goal in mind. Whether your goal is to learn to play your favorite tunes, reacquaint yourself with the piano, or just to play for fun, the experienced teachers in our network can help you make those goals a reality. Learning, developing, and improving technique, co-ordination, and theory can actually be quicker during adulthood as the complex thought processes and theory are easier to understand. Adults can also help maintain their fine-motor skills, concentration, and listening skills into later life.
Most students start out by learning to play on a keyboard or digital piano. The most reputable keyboards brands are Yamaha, Roland and Casio, and can be purchased from most good music instrument retailers. Students should look to buy a keyboard with 88 weighted keys, as this will most resemble the playability of a real piano. At a minimum, 61 keys will suffice for most songs and practice. Keyboards are portable and can be played with headphones, making them highly convenient for practice. That said, if it is within your means to buy an acoustic piano, it will provide the best learning experience.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons in your home - a smart and simple solution for busy parents and students, who may be looking to save time by not traveling to and from instruction. You can maximize the benefits of your busy schedule, while learning in a familiar environment.
Piano is a great first instrument for children who have never studied music before. The instructors in our network specialize in teaching younger children, and can develop an individual lesson plan for your child. The youngest age that we recommend starting piano lessons is age 4. The instructor will be able to teach your child to read music, beginning music theory and musicianship skills, and how to develop a love for playing the instrument.
Review by Tuvana
He is incredibly patient and really customizes his teaching style to the child. Both of my children are learning piano with him; they have learned so much and really enjoy the lessons. In fact, my daughter asked to learn another instrument (guitar) with him and is making great progress with that, too.
Review by Cameron D.
After signing up for lessons with David L. I knew I made the right choice. Just after a couple of weeks I didn't see him as a teacher but as a best friend. There was always a relaxed atmosphere during the lessons. He was very easy to talk to and he really listen to you. If I ever had a question he would answer. He tailors to what ever you want to do in that lesson. David L. is a great teacher and a friend. I totally recommend him for anyone
Review by Olivia
Andrew is very encouraging and uplifting, but also isn't afraid to tell you your weaknesses. Andrew also is super awesome with scheduling. Fits around your schedule all the time. He really knows what he is doing and can help you reach your goal in the time you would like to. Couldn't have gotten a better teacher, who continually helps me grow and pushes me.
Review by Jennifer
Dave is a fantastic teacher. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to students that I think is invaluable. At the same time, this does not limit him from working with beginning students. He is very communicative with the parents as far as schedule changes. We are so grateful to have found him!!
Review by Jeremy
Dr. Nedra C is incredible. She knows her craft in and out, it truly shows in her teaching. As well, she cares a great deal about the student, and preps plenty of material outside of the lesson for those that she teaches. I've had many different music teachers and am aware who's talented and cares, and who isn't. Dr. Nedra C is true phenomenal, and any student would be lucky to have her.
Review by Jacob Solomon
Ileen is a very attentive instuctor. she is patient and works hard to see her student succeed. if a concept is unclear she expains it in other ways to ensure understanding. I would highly recommend ileen to students of all levels who want to learn guitar and music theory to thoroughly enjoy the instrument and music
Review by La from Issaquah
thank you musika and ed. I never thought of looking for an in-home lesson until I found musika. I have absolutely no hesitation that Ed is beyond capable. He's even offered to meet us at a music store to purchase the correct fitting instrument. how fabulous is that! We've also decided to extend the lesson time from 30 to 45 minutes. All this and just one lesson under our belt. He quickly understood where my daughter is at in level and her style of music. I'm thrilled as can be.
Review by Carol A
“Lynn is my music hero! She can listen to any song and write down the chords. She will adjust to make it easier or harder whatever your abilities. I have a busy schedule and often don't have time to practice between lessons and she is cool with that. She also will adjust lesson times when she is able which fits my hectic schedule. I'm glad my first guitar teacher "fired" me ....that allowed me to meet Lynn.” - Carol A., M.D., Aug 2015
Review by Kaleen Todoroff
Noel is amazing. She is helping me to work toward my vocal goals for auditions to several musical theaters. She has helped me choose strong audition pieces and is teaching excellent ways to get the sound I need in a safe and healthy way. She works outside our lessons on new warm ups and new music pieces. She is the best.
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