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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in Renton . 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!
I am a fun and patient teacher who loves working with children! I believe music can be enjoyed by every walk of life and I want to help you with your musical goals. Whether you are just trying out the piano, want to improve your playing, or are college-bound in a music degree, I can certainly help you get there! Read More
Instruments: Piano Saxophone Clarinet
I am an experienced instructor who has worked with students of all ages and levels. Teaching provides me with the opportunity to spread my knowledge of the field, as well as have the chance to learn something that I may not have known about. I graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in May 2018, and since then have been refining my curriculum and playing all throughout Seattle with a wide variety of bands. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice
I have 3+ years of teaching experience and specialize in teaching very young children. I am capable of teaching as young as 4 years old. I also specialize in teaching music theory. Read More
Instruments: Piano Cello
Haeyoon has taught for over 10 years, both cello and piano, to students of all ages from 3-50 years old. She welcomes students of all ages and all stages of life. Read More
Instruments: Piano Trumpet Trombone Saxophone Flute Keyboard
It all depends on the areas of music the student would like to focus on. No matter if it's music theory, composition, or performance, my main idea is to intricately learn the about the music that interests you, learn how to apply it on your instrument, and then use your creativity to create something new. Of course, I make sure that all the bases are covered such as basic sight-reading and transcription skills, but the emphasis is on learning how to channel your imagination so that you can connect your instrument with your inner-ear. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Bass Guitar Double Bass
My teaching philosophy is: Music is inherently fun. My role as a teacher is to cultivate my student's initial musical spark and help my student learn what he or she wants while providing a basic musical foundation. By keeping music fun, students are more likely to learn more and challenge themselves. My style stems from this philosophy; I keep the music fun by focusing on what my students want to learn. Read More
I started to teach piano when I was in college, so I know how to communicate to students and parents, choose the right pieces, and tell them how to practice at home. In addition, I encourage students to perform and attend competitions to gain confidence and experience. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Keyboard
Does music run in your family? Tell us a little about your musical family members.
Yes, my parents both play the piano and organ and love to sing. My father also played trumpet in his youth and my mother played French Horn and euphonium. My brothers play the organ and string and electric bass, and my two sons play violin and guitar. My husband is a good choral singer.
If you weren't a musician what do you think you'd be doing instead?
I might be a holistic medical doctor. I actually became certified as a medical assistant while I was also an undergraduate music student. I decided not to go to medical school because I knew I would not be able to dedicate enough time to music if I did that. Now, I am no longer interested in medical school, but I think I would also have liked to be a park ranger. I also enjoy writing - creative and non-fiction.
If you have a Music Degree, what is it in (Performance, Education, Musicology, Theory, Composition, etc) and why did you choose that degree?
I chose performance degrees (Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Graduate Artist Diploma) because I was chiefly interested in diving deeply into performance.
What is your dream piece to perform and why?
For voice, I would love to perform the role of Solveig in Grieg's Peer Gynt. On piano, there are so many things I love - the Bach concertos are a favorite, as well as the Mendelssohn G minor concerto.
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
On piano, I begin with improvising, then play through a section, then narrow down to concentrate on details. I have to remind myself to take breaks. I find that frequent shorter sessions (30 minutes to an hour) are much more effective than marathon sessions. In voice, I restrict the length of a practice session to 45 minutes. I begin with stretching, exercises to help me find my vocal balance, and then focus on a specific section of a piece and concentrate on different aspects of that section - ease, evenness, text, acting, etc.
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
Schedule regular practice times, but also allow yourself to practice spontaneously. Spend a few minutes relaxing and/or improvising before you begin. Practice in short, regular sessions, and take breaks if doing longer sessions. Throughout your practicing, refresh your posture and stretch. Breathe. Your practice goals will differ depending on where you are in a piece of music. Sometimes you will need to practice small section; don't just run through a piece over and over again or you will 'program in' errors. Let yourself do a runthrough at the end of your sessions if you want; otherwise save run-throughs for after you have mastered technical difficulties. When you get close to a performance, imagine you are playing for an audience. Always encourage yourself. When you make errors, just let it register without being hard on yourself. Then calmly try again. Repetition is your friend if you take time to reflect between repetitions. There is so much more to say about practicing - I need to write a book about it!
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