Professional pianist/experienced teacher offering lessons for all ages, classical to jazz, for fun or career.
Learning music becomes its own reward when the music is satisfying to play. Lessons emphasize playing listenable music from the very beginning. Playing skills are not dependent upon note-reading skill. Improvisation can be enjoyed from the first lesson in a duet format. Playing by ear is an often-neglected skill practiced by the great classical composer-pianists and the jazz masters as well.
Custom courses of study may include:
• Playing by ear
• Basic skills for beginners
• Beginning and advanced piano technique
• Repertoire from the great composers as well as folk and popular music
• Chords and harmony
• Arranging in various styles
• Vocal accompanying
• Improvisation, including jazz and blues