PIANO LESSONS


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Piano Lessons for Kids
I recommend to start kids on piano lessons as early as 6 or 7 years old.  On weekdays, I teach students at Musical Beginnings in Westchester, CA.  I’ve been known to perform private lessons at  home-residences in the UCLA neighborhood, provided we can find and agree on a suitable time.

My method of teaching is/involves emphasis on note-reading, and finger technique.  I focus on ear-training as well, however I do not condone learning solely by ear.  I encourage slow practice, coupled with a rapid-build-up of repertoire.  Though, I also adjust to each student’s individual preferences.  Lessons are 1x a week for a 30-minutes session. If you are interested in enrolling yourself or your child, we can arrange for a trial lesson – arranged through Musical Beginnings – to introduce the piano and gain some insight as to the pupil’s affinity to the instrument.

Piano Lessons for Adult Students
It is never too late to learn to play the piano, no matter what age.  I am patient with every single student.  Remember, I’m a student as well – I take organ lessons.  I can recommend my teacher to you as well.

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing piano lessons. Or, if you are still deciding, I would  encourage you to schedule a trial lesson as that would be the best way to gauge if the piano is right for you.

Practicing Tips
I get a lot of questions regarding practicing recommendations. For beginning students, I recommend 15-20 minutes for 6 days a week. Intermediate students, 25-30 for 6 days a week. Advanced, at least 45-60 minutes each day. Try your best, if you miss a day, simply get back on track. But, this should be your general guideline.
 
My Mission: To make sure each and every student gets the most out of their lesson through a musically enriching and enjoyable experience. And, to ensure that I give the best quality lesson possible – with material drawn from my involvement in the USC Thornton School of Music Master’s program; Live concert and international touring; Studio recording; and Fifteen years of proven methodic teaching.