Piano lessons should be foundational and fun!
Students learn the building blocks of being a good pianist from day one.
Technique – proper posture, how to strike and release the keys properly, use of arm weight
Theory – reading and understanding the written music
Ear Training – listening to the music, hearing what the music is doing
Rhythm – both reading and feeling rhythm is so important!
Creativity – Students learn how to compose their own music, whether through improvisation or written composition
Piano lessons should be enjoyable! Sure, there are a lot of benefits of learning to play the piano. And I personally believe that there are even more benefits to learning in a group setting. However, I want my number one benefit to my students to be that they LOVE it. Because, “When learning is fun, learning is easy.”
“Thank you again for being such a special teacher. You are one of a kind and I believe your influence has had (and will continue to have) a lasting impact on the girls. I don’t think they would enjoy piano as much as they do if it weren’t for you.”
-Lisa K., mom of Amelia, age 9 and Madeleine, age 7