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Harumi S In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Trombone
Styles: Classical, Pop

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Harumi S In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Trombone
Styles: Classical, Pop

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Master's degree in piano performance, University of Colorado, Boulder

Awards:

2009 - Honor at Graduation, University of Colorado. Boulder

2013 - Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

Overview:
I am a passionate musician who is willing to share the love for classical music. I have earned the bachelor's degree in piano performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder with honor. Besides teaching, I have been accompanying school choir, church choir, local choir groups, individual voice and instrumental students. As a member of music teachers' association, I have worked on revising and developping music theory test, terms & signs test, music history test, and ear training test. I have also been the chair for various recitals, festivals and competitions.
EXPERIENCE
The main elements of music are pitch, rhythm, harmony. During lessons, we work on reading and understanding the notated music and realizing them into the actual live music. More detailed exercises include singing small phrases, isolating each hand, careful listening. Students also learn to use a metronome properly and develop the steady pulse. Students learn proper physical motion to do various articulation and pianistic techniques such as slur, staccato, voicing, rubato, and adjusting dynamics. Some lesson time is also spent on learning music theory, musical terms and symbols, ear training, and music history.
METHODS USED
I combine a few lesson books to have a variety of music and try to cover various aspects of technical elements and musical styles. For beginners, in addition to the commonly used lesson books, such as the ones by Hal Leonard, Alfred, and Faber, I use the lesson books that I developed. For students in intermediate and advanced level, I teach standard classical piano literature, such as the works by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Haydn, Debussy, Kabalevsky, Bartok, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Brahms, Schumann, Clementi, Kuhlau, etc. I also use materials that I developed to teach music theory and musical symbols and terms.
LESSON STYLE
I choose the material and adjust the amount and the speed of my teaching to match each student's strength and weakness and the speed of their progress. I try to have students be active aurally, visually, and kinesthetically at each lesson. I am very clear in explaining, show the example of "how to practice at home," and clearly communicate what we are trying to achieve. I try to make sure that the student has understood what I taught. I work on being accurate and strive for making the music beautiful.
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