I offer various types of lessons (in-person, online, or hybrid) that are provided separately or in combination. Traditional, Classical-Oriented Piano Lessons Lessons focus on:
musical expression and interpretation
classical repertoire and technique
I begin with the Music Tree method books, which focus on learning the notes through intervals (rather than position playing or finger numbers), in addition to sight reading, theory, and solos, either classical or pop. Intermediate and advanced students move on to learning classical repertoire and technique, scales, and arpeggios, and continue their theory and sight reading studies.
Jazz Piano Lessons Jazz lessons can be taken along with classical lessons. The jazz curriculum involves:
learning chord symbols
how to play from a lead sheet
Composition Lessons Students can learn to compose in various styles and genres, as part of piano lessons or as individual composition lessons.
Singing While Playing the Piano For these lessons, I focus on:
how to accompany yourself on the piano while singing either pop or jazz
how to play from a lead sheet and chord symbols
how to create accompaniments
how to draw on recordings for ideas
how to create an arrangement that includes an introduction and ending to a song
Singing technique and breath control are not addressed (I recommend a voice teacher for those skills).