Enjoy Piano/Keyboard Lessons at Your Home
Sharon and Foxboro, MA

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How long have you been teaching piano?

I have been teaching piano to students of all ages for over 35 years. 
 My teaching style is flexible, relaxing, and geared to the learning style of the student.  

What is your teaching style?

I am a low-key flexible teacher who enjoys working with the individual strengths of the student. 

I will teach a student at their pace and bring out their personal skills to best enjoy the lessons.

What are the ages of your students?
I teach both children and adults, beginners to advanced levels.

Which styles of music do you teach?

It is very important for students to enjoy the music they are studying.  As the student advances, both popular songs and traditional classical are part of the lesson. 

My students enjoy well known pop tunes, Broadway favorites, and traditional lesson book  which help them progress. Students eventually may also choose to study only popular music

Is learning to read music important for a student?

Music literacy is my main teaching method. For all students, learning to read music fluently is the key to enjoyable lessons. I encourage students to learn by themselves. Music theory and history enhance musical studies.

I emphasize learning how to read notes, counting, theory, and piano technique. I also teach improvisation
and composition to interested students.

A beginning student should feel confident in learning basic musical skills as the key to the enjoyment of learning piano.

Do you teach improvisation?

I teach blues piano, Jazz, and reading chords with a melody to students with a fundamental music background. I emphasize choosing familiar music which a student will find appealing.

I also teach beginning composition and encourage students to notate their musical ideas.

Do you teach music theory?

Understanding musical structure is essential to music literacy and greatly enhances the joy of learning piano. I teach basic theory, and analysis of both classical and popular compositions. Learning music theory is an optional choice.

Are you a full time pianist?

I am a full time professional pianist. I studied at the Eastman School of Music and performed with the Boston Pops as a soloist under the direction of Arthur Fielder and Harry Ellis Dickson.  In addition to teaching, I play Classical, Jazz, Show Tunes, and Contemporary Songs at weddings, corporate functions, and parties.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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