Private Music Lessons: Piano, Singing, Music Theory
One-on-one music lessons for beginners to early advanced. Piano, Singing, and/or Music Theory lessons tailored to the individual student. Beginner, Classical, Musical Theater, RCM, and Popular Music!
9 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
Once per week
learner per class
How does an "Ongoing" course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills
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This ongoing, once-a-week class is for students who want to learn piano, singing, music theory, or a combination of any of these three. I tailor my lessons to the individual, and I have taught many different types of music lessons. 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...
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 music.
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 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 or keyboard is needed for piano or piano/vocal combo lessons. Books will be needed for piano lessons in particular, and I can recommend those depending on the student's age and level. I can provide material for the first few classes if time is needed to order books. If the student already has books on hand, that's great! Piano/Vocal combo and singing lessons may or may not need books, depending on the student. We can discuss. A music theory book is highly recommended. Singers should have access to YouTube or have a way to play recorded music during their lessons so that we can listen to songs, piano accompaniments, and use backing tracks as needed. A pencil never hurts in case we need to take some notes!
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.
Parents are asked to look over all class materials and keep track of what students are singing or 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 singing and 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!
Piano and Singing Teacher / Singer-Songwriter
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
9 total reviews
27 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...