Ongoing Private Piano Lessons with Ms. Crystal
One-on-one ongoing piano lessons for beginners to early advanced students ages 6 to 18. Students can enjoy learning Classical, RCM, ABRSM, Accompaniment, or Popular Music, as well as music theory and keyboard theory!
18 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners
year old learners
Beginner, Advanced Level
learner per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
🔥 This class is in high demand! 1 of 3 classes have sold out.
This ongoing, once-a-week class is for students who want to learn piano and music theory. I tailor my lessons to the individual. From beginners to early advanced, I have been helping students achieve their musical goals for over a decade. **Please let me know in advance of your child's first lesson what they would like to learn and if they have had music lessons before. If you do not see a time that works for you, reach out to me. I may have other availability during the week. If you...
Students' goals will depend on their age, level, and interests. We will discuss specific goals before our first class and evaluate them as we go. Most importantly, we want to have fun learning to play the piano.
I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University and was certified to teach Music grades EC-12 in the State of Texas for many years. I have taught private piano, singing, and theory lessons for over a decade to students from ages 4 all the way to adults post-retirement.
Students should practice every week. Young beginners should practice at least 15 minutes a day, 3 to 5 days a week. Intermediate to early advanced students should practice 20-40 minutes a day 5 to 7 days a week. Again, it depends on the student's age, level, and goals. Have I taught students that don't practice at all? Yes, and I will continue to. Life is busy and I'm forgiving, but it is highly recommended that students DO practice in order to get the most out of their lessons.
A piano, a pencil, and any books or sheet music that may be required for lessons. If you have books already, great. If not, I will recommend the best music books for your learner depending on their age and experience. Students may need to tweak their Zoom settings to make it functional for music lessons, which may require parental help upon initial set-up. I can walk parents/students through this easy process (some minor changes in Zoom's audio settings) if they're needed.
I will use informal assessments of progress as we go. Once a song or concept is mastered, we move on to the next. If the student is using Royal Conservatory of Music literature, we can prepare for real exams or mock exams to be done in class. Exams are not mandatory however!
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We may occasionally use YouTube to view and listen to music and song lyrics. I will often just screenshare YouTube with the student, but sometimes I may place YouTube links into the classroom for students to watch on their own time. Students will not need their own YouTube account for this. Parents are asked to keep track of what students are playing, particularly if the student is learning popular music. Song lyrics vary widely and so do parents' thresholds for what they are okay with their children learning. I filter songs the best I can for language and content, but parental input is extremely valuable and necessary. If you have a concern about any of the material, bring it to my attention so that we can adjust or use different material! We may occasionally use musictheory.net as a learning resource. Most of the time, if we use the site at all, I will just screenshare the website with the student in order to play note-naming games. Occasionally I may put a link to the website in the classroom so that the student can note-name on their own time. Musictheory.net is COPPA compliant, and students will not be required to sign up with their own account for this type of usage.
Piano and Singing Teacher / Singer-Songwriter
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
18 total reviews
66 completed classes
Hi, I'm Crystal, and I am a veteran music teacher of over 10 years. I love teaching, and I provide instruction in piano, singing, and music theory. I'm also a singer-songwriter and recording artist. I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas...