Lessons

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Lessons can be scheduled in 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions, either in your home or in my home studio. I strive to meet each student at their own level and tailor a unique curriculum that allows them to meet their goals while meeting their full potential. Whether the aim is to learn basic piano skills, improve upon skills from former lessons, prepare for school, community, or college auditions, play open mic nights, or simply explore music for your own enjoyment, I am confident that I can help you in a fun and challenging way.

Piano lessons will begin with 5 to 10 minutes of theory work and technical exercises, depending on the student’s ability level. All beginning students will work from a carefully selected method book from either the Faber or Alfred curriculum to explore music reading, musicianship, ear training, sight-reading, scales, theory, and literature. Intermediate to Advanced students, having graduated from the method books, will explore standard classical, jazz, and popular literature suited to their unique interests and skill level. All students will be expected to master basics of music theory, scales, and other technical necessities. Music history and improvisation will be incorporated into lessons as I see fit.

Voice lessons will be divided into two sections: technical work and repertoire. All students, no matter their specific repertoire goals, will learn the basics of music reading, musicianship, and vocal technique. Everyone will learn how to sing healthily and with feeling. Repertoire for beginning students will be assigned by me, drawn from classical, jazz, pop, country, and musical theatre genres. Repertoire requests from students will be considered and honored on a case-by-case basis. This is not because I don’t want you to have a say in your lessons—I do!—I just need to make sure that everything we work on in lessons will benefit you in every way.

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