Welcome, Future Pianists of All Ages!
Welcome, future pianists! There’s nothing like that first piano lesson, regardless of your age or level of experience. My teaching style is effective, fun, and current, and I love what I do! You’ll learn quickly and we will always keep your individual piano goals in mind, so that from the very first lesson you will be on a specialized path I create based on your needs. The piano can be played on its own or with an ensemble. If you already play one or more instruments or read music, the piano is an excellent addition, having the broadest range of any instrument. Did you know only 5% of Americans can proficiently read music? I am one of the few, and you can be too!
I teach musical literacy (how to sight-read sheet music), music theory, chords and arranging, developing your musical ear, basic to advanced piano proficiency, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in annual recitals and showcase your progress. I also specialize in writing arrangements for the piano from any song you choose, from the most basic to more complex, and I don’t charge students for this. So if you have a goal song in mind but can’t find the music anywhere, I’ll work with you to create something achievable and beautiful.
My method combines traditional curriculum with modern needs–crossing sight reading, rhythm, and theory with opportunities to arrange your own music and chords. So what do you want to play? Taylor Swift, radio favorites? The standards or church hymns? Beethoven and classical? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to play a hard rock song on the piano, or another unlikely genre.
Whatever your goal, I can get you there. Almost everyone I run across tells me “I’ve always wanted to learn the piano” or “I wish I’d never quit lessons”!
So come give piano a try and learn a skill most people wish they had! You’ll get quality lessons from an experienced, energetic teacher at an affordable price. I’ve had many satisfied clients! I have moved from California and I now teach at BGen in Gaffney, SC.
Contact me for scheduling and other questions.