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I have been a private piano teacher for over 15 years and playing piano for many years. After working in advertising for 20 years, I was a stay at home mom and returned to my love of of music and playing the piano. Since I had degrees in Music and Music Therapy and loved playing the piano it was a given that I would be a piano teacher. I'm now a Piano teacher and I do Pre-School music at local Pre-Schools. I love playing the piano and always hope that this will be passed along to my students. I truly believe that ENJOYING playing the piano is most important.
My teaching has been a very gratifying experience for me. After my career in Advertising, I returned to music and playing piano ( as well as being a Pre-School Music teacher). I have been teaching for over 15 years and you might say I am a “ Seasoned Pro “. My students are of all ages and abilities. I love when a student requests a particular piece to play or tells me of playing piano for friends and family. As long as the student is enjoying playing, practices and feels good about themselves, I have done my job
For beginning students, I start with Michael Aaron and Michael Aaron Music Theory books. The beginner students really enjoy these theory books! I also incorporate Fabers Music Adventures into the lessons. As the student progresses, I begin to introduce pieces appropriate for their levels and tastes. Each student learns and progresses individually and I take that into account when suggesting repertoire for them. One student may want a classical piece while another student may want a song by Bruno Mars.
Nothing is more exciting than seeing one of students enjoying playing the piano, I try to determine what inspires each students and set realistic goals for them. To some students , I encourage them to practice only a few measures, while another student may complete the entire piece. Each student learns and progresses individually, I try to find out what inspires the student, and gear my instruction to their wants and needs. My main goal as a teacher is for the student to ENJOY playing the piano.
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