Over the years, I have taught the piano to every level and age of student. There is no level or age that I will not consider teaching, and I have never had a student that did not enjoy piano lessons or make progress at the art of playing the piano. Why should you play the piano? Here are some of my thoughts about the entire process and the importance of music in our lives.
I am very interested in developing a holistic approach for a student’s understanding of themselves, and the important role that music can play in communicating and expressing one’s self to others. Learning the piano is a great way to learn about disapline- how to practise, study, and to do these things consistently. It has been my experience as a teacher that among the most meaningful experiences a student can have is to express themselves to others through playing the piano and listening to music. To do this, there is a process of daily practising, of learning to listen, and of being more aware of each thing you do as a player.
As a teacher of piano, and as a coach of singers, I am always ultimately searching for relaxation in playing, intellectual and musical challenges, and finding that special piece of music which can help the student grow, learn and thrill in the joy of making music and being creative.
At the same time as I strive for the artistic and creative, there is also a huge importance in practical technical training. I teach a solid technical foundation to assist the student accomplish their musical goals, and I can prepare students for exam programs (such as the Royal Conservatory of Music), festival classes, and competitions, and beyond. My students have achieved top marks in examinations, and have gone on to University Studies, as well as programs in Collaborative Arts, summer programs, and special studies at the highest levels.
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