What Are Our Piano Lessons Like?
Kids love music – it’s a big part of their lives. So why do most kids HATE music lessons? I figured out why…
Most kids view piano lessons as “just more homework”. It’s just another task to check off the list along with school, sports, extracurricular activities, homework, MORE homework, chores, and family obligations.
Why!?!? What went wrong?!?!
Sadly, most piano lesson programs focus on FACTS… and very little on creativity, music appreciation, or enjoyment.
It is amazing what can be accomplished when a teacher taps into a child’s natural curiosity and sense of exploration. By encouraging children to have fun and to relax at the piano, I remove the common roadblocks that prevent children from reaching their full potential… and having fun with music!
I have made it my personal mission to innovate and put creativity, exploration, humor, and fun into my students’ piano lessons.
- Learn sight reading and steady rhythm from day 1 so that they are prepared for playing all types of music
- Review and retain all their lessons through the use of games and writing their own music (even my beginners!)
- Get all the benefits that science has shown music lessons provide (increased academic performance, higher IQs, etc.) in an encouraging and positive environment
- Move through their beginner books faster than the “average” time the publisher recommends (about 16 weeks per book)
- Learn all of their music during their weekly lesson… so they feel energized instead of lost and confused when they get home
Upon reaching an intermediate level of skill, students have more options available to them. Many of my students begin to explore music that THEY enjoy… Disney songs, pop songs, radio songs, movie songs, you name it!
Advanced students are taught improvisation, college-level theory, and advanced relaxation techniques. A great deal of focus is spent on developing stylistic habits that define the best pianists of our day!
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