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Kyle S offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Kyle S

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...As a general rule, I blend music instruction between all instruments in order to make points very clear - all of my guitar students learn theory on the piano as well as solfedge (singing theory), and vice versa. ... Read More

Lee E offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Lee E

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...I approach each student based on his or her background and what he or she needs from me. It is important to adequately instruct the student and make sure he or she is properly disciplined, but one cannot be too involved in the student's playing. ... Read More

Deborah H offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Deborah H

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...Since then I have spent my time performing with musical theatre and opera companies and teaching students of all ages. Some of my favorite roles include: Ellie May Chipley in Show Boat, Wednesday in The Addams Family Musical, Susan/Karessa in Tick, tick...BOOM! and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical The Musical. ... Read More

Amanda G offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Amanda G

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...I like to use lots of humor while I teach because I think learning should be fun, and music is an amazing art. I work with people of all ages on my worship team, and I love helping both people young and old continue to grow their knowledge and love of music.... Read More

Kai A offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Kai A

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...The second part is the practice/performance of music, instruments, and vocally: The doing of music This includes: Physically clapping rhythms, singing, playing, performing, improvising 3. The last part is the literacy/writing of music, symbols as well as how to talk about music: The knowledge of music This includes: describing music, understanding music notation/tabs/Digital Audio Workstations(DAW) I braid all three of these parts into each lesson, with a student focused approach.... Read More

Michael D offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Michael D

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...After I graduated in August of 2018, I took an offer to teach middle school chorus and orchestra as a long-term substitute teacher. As a long-term sub, I conducted the rehearsals for both groups in preparation for their winter concert, which consisted of conducting their repertoire, leading warm-ups, and teaching music theory.... Read More

Christopher B offers piano lessons in Portland, OR

Christopher B

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...Oftentimes I will teach using projects, some days we will work on repertoire, others we will compose, and still others we will work on understanding the symbols of music.... Read More

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