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My Approach

My approach to private music lessons is student-first, holistic, and stylistically flexible. Each of my students, regardless of age and ability, play an active role in their musical education, through individualized weekly assignments tailored to musical interests and current ability.

What To Expect

Based on an initial discussion with the student about interests and goals, I prepare a series of individual assignments composed weekly for the student. The goal of these initial assignments is to spark interest in the piano, teach the fundamentals of piano technique, ear training, music theory and musicianship, and lead the student closer to their long term musical goals.

Each series of assignments is tailored uniquely to the student, and is adapted and arranged responsively to developments in the student's abilities and interests.

I welcome students interested in any musical style: Video Game Music, Original Movie Soundtracks, Electronica, Jazz Standards, Pop, Classical, and Contemporary Classical are all examples of what my students have or currently work on. (Please explore the Student Repertoire List of current and recent students)

Learning Outcomes

Through lessons, my students receive

  • Rigorous training in the fundamentals of classical piano technique
    Finger, wrist, and arm positioning

  • Working knowledge in general music theory
    Note-reading, key signatures/scales, triadic harmony, ear training

  • Enriched musicianship
    Expressing an idea or feeling, dynamics, articulation, form

  • A lifelong love and appreciation for music!

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