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Alexandria Mertz
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
This ongoing course provides one-on-one piano instruction to students of any level

Class experience

Students will learn how to play the piano. This includes reading music, identifying notes, learning technique, ear training, etc. 
The course is tailored to each individual student, so students may have different learning goals. 
I have been playing piano for over 20 years now and have been teaching formally for 10 years and informally for an additional 3 years. I have received honours in grade 6 practical piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music (in Canada), as well as first class honours with distinction in intermediate rudiments of music theory with the Conservatory. I am a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers in Canada. I have taught music classes in public school settings during my teaching practicums. I have also taught music classes in a school in Colombia. In addition to piano, I have experience playing and teaching guitar, ukulele, the Irish tin whistle and the harmonica. 
Homework Offered
Each week, students will learn a new song (or part of a song) along with new concepts or technique with me. Students will be expected to practice this song/ these new concepts throughout the week so that we can review it in the next lesson. That being said, the amount of time that a student puts into practicing is completely up to them and their parents. I do not set a specified amount of time that students need to practice. I understand that life gets busy and I explain to my students that the more time they put into practicing, the quicker they will advance in their skills.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will make an informal diagnostic assessment in the first lesson to determine at which level the student plays. After this, I will be assessing the student informally in every lesson and will be giving them verbal feedback. I can provide written feedback to the student or parent at any time upon request.
Grades Offered
I normally teach out of the "Faber Piano Adventures" books. In my many years of teaching, I have found these lesson books to be the most structured and engaging, especially for young students. If you choose to use these books, you will need to purchase the appropriate level for your child (I will help determine this level in our first lesson). These book are very affordable and normally cost between $8-$10CAD. I normally teach using a lesson book as well as a theory book, so in total, you will be spending roughly $20CAD.

If your student is currently working in a different book or would prefer a different lesson book, I am happy to teach them out of any book! I just ask that you purchase a pdf copy of that book for me to use with your child in our lessons or send me scans of the songs that your child would like to work on. If you are choosing to work out of a different piano lesson book, please let me know in our first lesson so that I can take a look at the book and let you know what I will need in order to teach from that book.

If your child already knows the basics of piano and simply wants to learn how to play specific songs, let me know which songs they are interested in playing. I can search for these songs at your child's level and let you know what the cost will be for the sheet music for each song. Sometimes I am able to find free versions (depending on the song), but usually sheet music for a single song costs under $10CAD.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If you do not have your own preferred lesson books, we will use the Faber Piano Adventure series (please do not purchase the books until after our first lesson, I will help you decide which level is appropriate for your child): https://pianoadventures.com/browse/libraries/piano-adventures/ 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(5)
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Hello! My name is Alexandria. I am 26 years old and I'm from Ontario, Canada. I would like to offer classes in Music, English, Math, Social Studies and History. I am a certified teacher in Ontario, Canada with my qualifications in primary and... 
1-on-1 Lessons

$30

per session
Meets on demand
25 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-11

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