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Henry holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Composition from William Patterson College and has been playing and studying piano since he was a child. He has had a number of important teachers in the classical and jazz traditions.
Henry is an incredibly experienced piano instructor in northern New Jersey, working with students of all ages and skill levels.Henry is an active member of two bands: one is a progressive rock group where he writes original compositions, and the second is a Beatles tribute band that regularly plays in the area. He is currently working on and recording his third self-produced album.
Henry has been playing piano all his life, teaching privately for over ten years and has been working with Musika for six. He has also worked as the choir director at his church for eight years.
I typically use the Alfred books for young beginning students. In these books, children learn the geography of the keyboard and learn about the contours of musical notation and by the end are using both hands. For adults, as well as intermediate children and up, I prefer the Michael Aaron series for intermediate and beyond. For beginning adults I use the Aaron Musical Primer. I also use the Aaron Technic for advanced performers.
The way I teach is the way I was taught, using methods that were in place when I was a kid, some of these techniques date back to the 1800's. I believe in teaching scales, and also the Carl Czerny exercises and etudes, pieces that are designed to get beginners up to the advanced level.
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