Thank you for choosing my website to learn about studying the piano, possibly with me! I teach one-on-one live online video lessons worldwide.
Learning to play the piano is very rewarding. Although it requires hard work, the piano gives back much more in terms of enjoyment, achievement, and increased self-esteem. And, making your own music is simply one of the great pleasures of life!
Why DO we play the piano? Are we looking for joy and beauty? Are we adding to our educations and sharpening our minds? Do we have a need to fill our hearts, feed our souls, or lift our spirits? Do we feel a need to express ourselves? Or do we want to learn to appreciate what we listen to every day? I think it’s all of the above and more.
How do you choose a piano teacher? If you are looking for a patient teacher with a sense of humor and humanity, read on. I like to teach music fundamentals and expression by using music chosen by the student. As an adult, this approach not only enhances motivation, it helps to build a repertoire that the student can enjoy for a lifetime. And, I love curious adults who ask questions and enjoy music outside of their lessons and practice. And as a mature adult myself, I am well-aware of having to adapt more technically difficult music to be played by hands that may be limited. I also take into account my students’ learning styles, preferences, and any limitations they may have.
Although I have taught students from four years old to those in their eighties, I now specialize in and only teach adult students.
For many adults, piano lessons are an important part of their lifetime learning goals. My adult students find the piano a welcome change from the stresses of daily life. Some took lessons earlier in life and decided to return to music. Others decide that now is the time to take their first piano lesson. In either case, my adult students find piano studies challenging, rewarding, and therapeutic while also being helpful in maintaining sharp cognitive skills.
My website will give you information to help you decide if piano lessons are right for you and if I am the right piano teacher to help you reach your goals. Take a look at my education and teaching experience in the About section of the site. Be sure to check out the FAQs section, where I answer some of the most commonly-asked questions about piano lessons. Finally, click the Contact section to connect with me for more information or to schedule lessons.
You are about to embark on an exciting journey — learning about the piano and yourself! Millions of us find joy and many rewards when making our own music on this beautiful instrument — an instrument with centuries of history and evolution, and one that continues to be a vital part of our culture. After reading through my website, feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule lessons.
And, no matter who you choose as your piano teacher, I want to wish you the best of luck with your piano studies. I know you will enjoy the journey!