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Hello! I am Bobby, and I am I a driven piano instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a current member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where I major in Technology and Applied Composition in conjunction with my piano studies. I am a passionate composer and I write a lot of music for the piano. I have performed for several institutions from coast to coast including the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California, the University of Colorado in Boulder and more. I have also performed with vocalists, choirs, orchestras, and have done musicals as a keyboardist. I love exploring and teaching all different types of music, but especially classical, musical theatre, and film music are my stronger genre areas.
Throughout my years in Colorado, I worked several years as a volunteer music teacher assistant. During this time, I worked with children from as little as preschool all the way up to 7th graders and got them engaged in a musical environment. After this, I began teaching private piano lessons to close individuals who wanted to introduced to the instrument. I find so much joy in engaging and motivating the students and I am very excited to continue teaching more students in the bay area. I always like to reflect on my early experiences with the piano, what made me fall in love with the instrument, and transverse a similar experience with the student so that they too can find a ceaseless passion for the piano.
Wether the student is beginner or is more experienced, I take time to get to know the student and understand their goals with the piano and what they want to achieve out of piano lessons with me. I then give students a customized approach to reaching their goals while also ensuring the student is developing the proper skills and techniques. All the student needs is a binder and a pencil, and I create lesson plans and strategies to ensure the success of the student. My goal as a teacher is to make the student an independent musician as quickly as possible. For this, I work on developing multiple musical areas, from piano skills, to aural training, theory, sight reading, and more to make the student a well rounded and competent musician. The student should expect to have weekly assignments as well as practicing 3-4 days, if a beginner, or every day for intermediate for at least 30 minutes a day.
I set goals and targets for my students every lesson, and design assessments to determine wether they have met those goals and what they need further to succeed. At the end of each lesson, I give the student my notes for things to remember as they continue practicing throughout the week. I design my plans to be flexible with the students goal and pace, but also designed to ensure the student is getting their necessary practice time and musical training each and every week. It is imperative that my students maintain a consistent practice schedule and also have reliable constant access to a quality keyboard or piano to practice on. I keep the lesson plans fun and enjoyable but at the same time maintain a firm understanding of the work required to become an accomplished musician.
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