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Piano Private Lessons Beginner Music Class for Kids

Michele C. Yake
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(482)
Ongoing Piano one-on-one Lessons Individualized to the Unique Student

Class experience

Learning goals will vary, depending on the student's individual level. Some goal  may include :
Learning the finger numbers and the note names of the piano keys
Playing with correct posture and hand position
Being able to play some simple melody songs with the right hand
Two hands together , with chords in the left hand and melody in the right hand
The student will be able to keep a steady beat, while playing a song
The student will gain a basic understanding of rhythms and rhythm patterns
They will experience a variety of different musical styles and types of music.
The student will be able to improvise and create some music, with a given set of notes
They will do some basic composing, and create a melody, based on their level. 
I have been an Outschool teacher since May 2020. 
I have 20+ years experience, as a music teacher and professional musician.  I have taught piano, electric keyboard, guitar, and ukelele, in both the classroom and private settings. 
I was head of the music department at a private high  school in Maryland. 
I taught private piano and guitar lessons at a guitar shop, for 5 years, in addition to my own private students in my studio. 
I have a bachelor's degree in music education, from Towson University, plus graduate studies in music education. 
Homework Offered
I recommend 15- 30 minutes of practice , about 3 to 4 times per week, if possible. This depends on the age, level and individual needs of the student.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
informal assessment
Grades Offered
piano or electric keyboard
A Laptop is best for  class -
If it's possible for you to use a laptop or a pc for class, those work the best.  It is easier to "enable original sound/audio" on those devices, so that I can hear the piano. (I'll show you how to enable original sound at the class)
The zoom default setting has a filter which filters out the sound of music.
Also, it is easier to get Gallery View on the laptop, so they can see my second device (to show my fingers on the piano keys) 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will sometimes play a song for the student, using youtube on the zoom screen share. This will be to let them hear how the song goes, so they can more easily learn the song. 
no outside sources
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(482)
Michele is a professional musician, artist and writer. She has been sharing her love of   music, art and writing with her students, for over 15 years.

Michele's teaching experience includes all ages, in both the private and classroom settings.... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Completed by 17 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-18

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