In my private lessons, I work with students of all ages. For kids who are just starting out, the first one to three years are focused on engagement, fun, and developing a solid foundation of piano technique and general musicianship. This allows them to transition into the later stages where I am able to tailor the curriculum towards their personal interests as they mature and gain experience. An intermediate-advanced student may find themselves, for example, playing advanced repertoire, arranging their own favorite songs by ear, and writing their own songs and compositions. My diverse experiences as a musician and teacher allow me to help a student pursue the path that is most interesting and natural to them, be it that of a concert pianist, singer-songwriter, or electronic musician.
Relaxed arm weight technique (modern Russian school)
Listening and aural development
Dalcroze exercises for rhythm and solfege
Theory for complete musicianship
Introduction to diverse repertoire: folk songs, popular genres, classical
Focus on fun, exploration, and building relationships: both student-teacher, and with music in general.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED
With a solid foundation in place, my students have the confidence to follow wherever their musical interests lead them.
Intermediate Repertoire - Student’s choice of genre
Intro to Performance Psychology: Mindful awareness techniques to increase focus and conquer nerves
Intro to Improvisation
Intro to Arranging and Playing by Ear
Intro to Songwriting
Intro to Composition
Playing with other musicians
Advanced Repertoire - Student’s choice of genre
Advanced Performance Psychology to maximize enjoyment and consistency
Advanced Improvisation and Jazz
Advanced Arrangement and Transcription
Advanced Songwriting and Recording, Publishing
Advanced Composition and Recording, Publishing
Advanced Ensemble Playing
Electronic Music Production
For adults 18 and up, following our initial consultation I will work with you to design a curriculum that accommodates your schedule and goals. It can include elements from any of the offerings above, or other special requests you may have. I am happy to be your musical guide, wherever your interests may lie.