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This is a one-time trial piano lesson where you can meet with me, Ms. Elizabeth, and see if I'm a good fit for private piano lessons for you and for your learner. No experience is need and beginners are welcome! In this first lesson, we will get to know each other and talk about what materials and type of instrument you will need. We will discuss the general philosophy and structure of my lessons, your learner's goals and interests, and strategize some ways to meet those goals. This way, we...
This class is taught in English.
I teach a variety of musical topics with the goal of developing well-rounded musicians, including: • Technique (such as proper hand positioning, scales/chords, performance strategies.) • Theory (note-naming, reading in the staff, rhythm, scales, chords, and key signatures.) • Ear Training (playing songs by rote and by ear, sing-alongs, clapbacks, and music listening games.) • Song-Writing and Improvisation (inventing melodies and rhythms, learning to write in simple notation and on the staff, learning to use technologies for notation, recording, and/or remixing.) • Songs from a variety of musical styles (such as folk songs, classical music, jazz, show tunes, etc.)
As a teacher with over twenty years of experience, I have been running my own piano studio full-time for the last decade. I started learning music in piano lessons when I was four-years-old and am currently teaching my 15th academic year as a piano teacher. I also am a former public school art teacher, university adjunct professor, swim instructor, dance teacher, and math tutor.
Students will receive weekly homework based on the classwork, to be completed on a near-daily basis. Regular practice is an integral part of learning to play an instrument. Practice length and frequency will vary on the age and ability of the student
All students will need a keyboard or piano for both the lesson and regular at-home practice. You may also need to purchase books or print materials. New students, please meet me in the Trial Lesson Class and I will explain in detail.
I maintain regular contact with parents to give informal assessments of progress. As part of assessing students' music learning, I strongly recommend all students perform as frequently as possible-- informally, formally, virtually, in-person, for friends or family, and for large audiences. Preparing for performances is a part of a strong lesson routine. Students build a sense of self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-expression by participating in group lessons, sharing their unique compositions, and performing in biannual recitals. I offer songwriting classes, music game groups, and virtual recitals. I encourage all my students to participate in mine or similar classes. Sharing performances and learning with peers is an important part of musical development.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Google drive will be used to screenshare music theory games during class. Parent assistance is necessary for young musicians to best interact with the class. Young learners may need help finding the correct keys, adjusting posture, or turning the microphone on/off. Parents will also be asked to help students regulate at-home practice. Is my child ready for lessons? Any child that can focus on an activity for 5 minutes or more and willingly accepts re-direction is ready for lessons. I accept students ages 4+ for private lessons. Students ages three and four are eligible for mommy and me lessons. Please message me. Parental Involvement Children are not born with daily routines, but learn to work within them. Students will need help with the daily routine of practicing, doing and checking homework, and listening to music. Also, listening to recordings regularly is important in order to learn to play by ear, or even just to know when sight-reading incorrectly. Singing is also helpful for learning Suzuki songs.
To teach sight-reading, I use a blend of my own arranged public domain songs, Faber Piano Adventures, the Wunderkeys series, and Supersonics books; however, transfer students are welcome to continue using the books they already have as I am familiar with most English-language piano book series. As I mentioned above, I also recommend young beginners learn using the Suzuki method, including the book and listening material. Citation: Some material used in this course is composed, arranged, and written by Nancy and Randall Faber. Copyright © Faber Piano Adventures, Inc. Used with permission. Some material used in this course is composed, arranged, and written by Andrea and Trevor Dow. Copyright © Teach Piano Solutions, Inc. Some material used in this course is composed, arranged, and written by Daniel McFarlane. Copyright © Supersonics Piano, Inc.
Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Creative Fun with Music & Art
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
93 total reviews
215 completed classes
Hi! I'm new to Outschool, but I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool so far, and I'm excited to be able to share my passion for the arts online with kids across the world! I teach classes related to my all favorite things music...