Mission of the Studio:

 

  • To pass down the great tradition of classical piano playing to the next generation
  • To equip students with fluid note reading skills, healthy technique, and refined artistic sense
  • To create a positive, encouraging, and non-judgmental atmosphere in which students can learn
  • To teach the value of discipline, hard work, and delayed gratification
  • To introduce students to creative problem solving skills with benefits that extend beyond piano playing

 

The Goal of Piano Instruction


It is my goal that, regardless of what brings a student to piano lessons, each has fun with the experience and leaves with a new appreciation for music. From the beginning, I work with students and their families to establish attainable goals to help focus the instruction. I tailor the lessons to each student's goals and abilities to ensure they have the most positive, enjoyable experience while gaining essential skills that will support them throughout life. When talent is discovered, I seek new opportunities for the student to advance in skill and grow into his or her potential. Students are consistently challenged to aim high but never forced to excel beyond their own interests or desires.


A Snapshot of the Piano Lesson

During lessons, I work individually with students using proven strategies in order to develop the following skills:


  • Dexterity of fingers, wrists, and arms
  • Fluidity, accuracy and speed of movement
  • A firm grasp and appreciation for musical style and artistry
  • A thorough understanding of underlying musical theory and notation

My general approach is to model good performance techniques and invite students to observe and then imitate. This allows students to apply their knowledge and gain greater independence in using the piano to produce beautiful, musically rich sounds.


Adjustable seats and other tools within my studio help students of varying heights access the pedals and keys more comfortably for better results. A cozy sitting area allows parents to sit back and enjoy the sounds of their child's progress during lessons.


Preparing Students for Piano Performance


Nothing helps a student advance in ability like preparing for a scheduled performance. That's why I like to plan two to three student recitals throughout the year. Students gain the ability to focus, form habits of discipline, and build an important life skill in being able to appear before an audience. Students also grow in confidence when they are required to work toward a goal, and they can find joy in sharing their achievements with others.



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