Greetings and welcome!
Wellness Piano Lessons focuses on building a solid, musical foundation at the piano, while also developing life skills such as discipline, self-expression, and stress management. I teach you effective practice strategies with a flexible approach to repertoire (you can learn your favorite pieces and genres). Students accept the challenge to do high-quality work from day 1.
How I teach:
1) Initial Musical Assessment: We begin with a 10-15 minute consultation to understand your music background and goals, so I can create an individualized plan.
2) Lesson Plans: Each weekly lesson (30, 45, or 60 minutes) is built for an optimal balance of all areas of musicianship (reading fluency, ear training, tone production, and theory)
3) Technique Advice: Learn to tackle tricky passages, stay injury-free, and play with proper form. Improving your technique will lead to more efficient practice and enjoyment!
4) Continual Support: Students are encouraged to provide feedback about their daily practice/training.
Repertoire I teach ranges from Mozart and Bach to video game and film music, and composition/improvisation. All will be taught using classical training - learning the fundamentals of music reading, writing, and performance.
Recitals are offered annually in late Spring, and sometimes during the winter holidays. Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.
I offer preparation for the Certificate of Merit piano exams, given by the Music Teachers' Association of California as well as entry to local festivals and competitions. I have personally passed all levels of CM (up to Advanced Panel) and serve as an evaluator for the CM tests.
Community service hours for high school students can be earned by helping out at local recitals and events (passing out programs, greeting guests), as well as performing there.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Wellness Piano Lessons. I'd love to welcome you to the piano family!