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Piano for Beginners-Understanding the Piano: 1-On-1 Ongoing Piano Lessons

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Piano for Beginners "Understanding the Piano" are fun, relaxed, flexible and encouraging weekly ongoing piano lessons learning piano pieces of increasing difficulty while developing piano technique, sight reading, and ear training.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will learn to play piano pieces of increasing difficulty as we work through a piano repertoire book. In addition, students will learn basic music theory, such as the notes of the treble and bass clefs, along with simple music symbols. Students will learn to play some simple scales in addition to working on beginner exercises in sight reading and ear training. 1-on-1 piano lessons are progressive, starting with beginner-level material and advancing with the student according to their age, abilities, and time spent practicing and learning the materials presented in lessons. If students wish to continue lessons after completing the first piano book, they can continue working through additional grade levels that build upon the previous material. More advanced students may be able to prepare for the practical and theoretical exams of The Royal Conservatory of Music if they so desire. I'm happy to answer questions regarding ongoing piano lessons.
I'm a full-time professional private music instructor with over 25 years of experience providing private music lessons in classical and jazz piano and theory for students ages seven and up. I'm Royal Conservatory of Music certified for teaching piano and theory and have a special certification for teaching music online. I hold an elementary teaching certificate from The Royal Conservatory of Music and have an advanced teacher certification from the RCM for preparing students for the practical and theoretical exams of The Royal Conservatory of Music for both beginner and advanced students. I studied Orchestration for Film and Television in addition to Music Production through Bostons Berklee College of Music Online. I'm a member of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), where I served as a category judge for the Canadian National Music Awards (JUNO's) for many years, as well as a member of The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC).
Homework Offered
Students should practice their piano pieces for 15 minutes 3-4 times weekly and finish any worksheets I may assign. Usually, students work on one to two pieces of music a week unless the student requests more. The number of piano pieces depends on the student's abilities and how they like to work. More advanced students may require longer practice times as there will be more material to practice and work through.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
In each lesson, the student is introduced to new material and concepts, which they practice during the week, returning the following week to demonstrate what they've learned during their practice and work on any suggested changes.
Grades Offered
There are no grades given for private piano lessons. However, students may prepare for the exams of The Royal Conservatory of Music and receive a certificate from the RCM when their level is completed. This option should be discussed when starting exams. I encourage parents and students to contact me with any questions they may have about the RCM certificate program.
This piano book is required: Bastien New Traditions All In One Piano Course by Lisa, Lori & Jane Bastien. Primer B (Lessons, Theory, Technique, Performance) ISBN 0849797861 Kjos Music Publishing (Approximately $15.00)

Piano or Keyboard: Students will need access to a piano or five-octave (61-key) electronic keyboard during their lessons and for weekly lessons and practice.

Writing Supplies: Pencil and eraser
This course does not require outside apps or learning content management sources other than those offered by Outschool; students only need the required piano book, pencil, eraser, and a working piano or 61-note electronic keyboard to take lessons.
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All students are unique and require lessons designed to suit their interests and needs. I offer a fun, modern approach to music lessons, allowing students to explore their creative interests through learning the piano and studying music... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10

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