18 years, College of Charleston Piano Performance Major under Academic Music Abatement and Tate International Scholarship. Private lessons, Theory, Chamber music coaching, opera coaching.
5 Years to Adults
What do students need to bring to their first lesson?
Themselves, positive attitude, their learning materials/books/notebook
Basic music fundamentals – rhythm, note-reading, ear training, developing finger dexterity, dynamics
Faber, ABRSM, Snell scales, Lemoine etudes, Czerny, Notespeller, theory (dependent on the student), various classical pieces, pop/jazz songs from differing books
Weekly lessons of varying times depending on the level/age of student. Practice required of students ideally every day or at least 5 days out of the week, focusing on “smart” practicing and refining details then playing through the piece entirely.
Semester packages, year-long packages, chamber music classes