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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Piano lessons in West Windsor . 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 Guitar Saxophone Flute Clarinet Synthesizer Piccolo Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Oboe Bassoon English Horn Acoustic Guitar
I love the learning process and to see students progress through the stages of learning an instrument. I taught myself to play the piano before I started formal lessons. I began playing the saxophone at the same time I took up the piano. I entered my undergraduate program in 1992, majoring in music education with the saxophone and piano as my principle instruments. During my studies at the University of South Alabama, a new program was started in MIDI and I attended an extra year to master digital audio. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice
My teaching experiences stems back to my undergraduate career at the John J. Cali School of music. I began teaching and tutoring underclassmen in theory, piano and voice while also teaching dance classes in the community. After I graduated I continued teaching and gained an assistantship to continue voice lessons to undergraduate non-majors. I also was the assistant director for our musical theater revue. After I returned from my masters work I contued teaching as various private schools in the New Jersey area before being hired as an artist affiliate at Bucknell University in 2015. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Keyboard
Depending on student's own personality, age, musical talent, and their experiment, my teaching styles could be different per each students. To continue with music and art lessons, it is important to have a strong inspiration and passion in art. So I try to encourage students to get inspiration as much as possible during the lesson time so that the students want to practice more and getting better with new skills by their own passion. Read More
I'm a patient and dedicated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my knowledge of piano-playing. I graduated from Columbia with a degree in Political Science in 2017 and I'm currently pursuing my Masters of Music degree under the tutelage of Richard Goode. I hope to enter a Doctorate program next year, and I'm working towards fulfilling my goals of performing around the world at a high level as well as eventually teaching piano in a university setting. Read More
I think that students learn best when they are relaxed and having fun. So, anything I can do to keep it light - whether it's drawing a picture to make a point or making up silly words to learn a complex rhythm or using crayons to mark the sections in our music - is a win in my book! Laughing and making mistakes are a big part of learning. When my students make errors, I don't scold, I say "good for you, now we can learn something!" I believe that it is both possible and critical to develop the student-teacher relationship as a collaboration. Read More
I began piano lessons with my mother at the age of 8. At 17 I began studies with Irma Harter at the Edith McIntosh School of Music on Long Island, New York. I earned her Bachelor's degree at Adelphi University, where I studied exclusively with acclaimed concert and recording artist David Bradshaw. I also studied with Laurie Ticehurst-Poole at the Bryn Mawr Conservatory from 1996 to 2005, where I participated in master classes. I have performed in recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Concert Hall, and I participated in an international piano festival. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Violin Cello Trumpet Saxophone Flute Clarinet Drums
I use a variety of methods for my teaching style. I usually have a few method books that I bring to a first lesson, and after meeting the student I will decide on the best one. Once the student has progressed and shows some motivation to be slightly challenged, I'll introduce "popular" music so that the student feels a sense of accomplishment! Music is associated with movies, radio, etc., so to be able to play something recognizable is exciting for the student and the teacher. Read More
Instruments: Piano Drums Synthesizer Latin Percussion Keyboard
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
Do it when you are most relaxed, and when the daylight hours are there. Don't practice when you are hungry or tired. Try to stick to a basic schedule. Try to push yourself to uncomfortable zones. Work like this is a kind of job and the payment is your confidence in new ideas with regards to sound. Exceptional work is done when you don't think too hard. Meditation on your fluidity is key. In the mind's eye, see you smiling and relaxed in all motions of playing, sitting comfortably, and always focused.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
They will look toward the instrument and show interest in the sounds it makes. They will come to you asking if you can buy them a guitar or drums. Most young lovers of music will be a little obsessed with music on the computer, on tv shows and online. I think, for the most part, they show a kind of discipline and strong interest needed to learn the beginning stages of reading music. They must also have the concentration exhibited with school work and study, that will reflect their ability to sit alone with an instrument and practice.
When will I start to see results?
Depends on the intuitiveness, natural ability, and discipline needed to move the learning forward in the first three months. I do see students with natural ability that don't even practice much with a month. The ones that have both strong innate talent and the ability to practice with the instrument at least 15 minutes a day as someone under the age of 10, as the most exceptional way to jumpstart results and get the confidence needed to show songs and tempo, and technique come to fruition. I like to say, you can be good fast if you love playing even when the teacher doesn't tell you to.
Did you have a teacher that inspired you to go into music? How did they inspire you?
My very favorite teacher, Mr. Colombia, was my grammar school music teacher. He was highly talented and taught us how to sing Beatles songs and wrote spring choral plays with scriptwriting abilities that were moral, ethical and beautiful. He saw talent in members of my family and I loved him for encouraging us and being a wonderful and caring human being. The world lost him ten years ago and I think of his often. My piano teacher, Mrs. Moris was a kind and funny human being that saw my natural ability and nourished me with different kinds of exercises above the usual note reading. She taught me ear training as well at the age of 9. I went on to further my musical education at the age of 17 with a woman named Jenny, I called her, and she got me deep into music theory and helped me learn an entire Mozart Sonata which is one of my favorite classical piece of music of all times.
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