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Bachelor Degree: Towson University , Course Work: Trinity London Program
Trinity London certificate
I have always loved playing the piano ever since I was a young child and eventually ended up teaching piano after receiving my Bachelors degree from Towson University. I have been teaching since 2014 and have helped many of my students progress with learning how to play the piano. I was taught privately an instructor from Peabody Institute and eventually went to community College, then Towson University; where I was excepted into the music program. I have performed in many recitals and auditions as well.
I have been teaching piano for 7 years, going on 8 years now. I work with all ages and all skill levels as well. Everyone I teach gets unique style of teaching that best suits them because not everyone learns the same way. I use a variety of lesson books depending on how far advanced they are. Having fun while learning is always my goal, especially when it comes to small children. My students are encouraged to participate in the recitals in order to get more experience playing for an audience. I am always delighted to work with new students and most of all seem the progression.
Beginners are mostly taught with alfred lesson books and learning how to position themselves and where the notes on the piano are first. I usually takes time after a few lesson to give them a chart to understand how to read notes, along with flashcards to study at home too. If the child is comfortable, when recitals occur they are able to participate. As far as more advanced students, I pick up where they are currently at and ask what they do know to see what pieces are best and what techniques need improvement. Adult Beginners use the alfred style books as well but the adult versions and depending on the pace of progression, I may move up to other types of lesson books. I alway encourage playing songs they know along with their required lesson pieces because it makes learning more exciting.
I encourage young students to have their parents their for the lesson to make sure they are attentive because for some younger students it is hard for them to remain focus for long periods of time. Practice is one of the most important keys to success, when learning the piano. I always suggest practicing everyday for atleast 30 minutes if possible. It may not be possible for everyone but that is the goal. Depending on the student, I adjust to their needs to make sure they feel comfortable and confident about learning
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