Private 1:1 lessons
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
1. Piano repertoire – how to play music in the Western Classical Music tradition. I am happy to teach contemporary styles of music such as pop, musical theatre, rock, film music, or video game music if students request it. I am, unfortunately, not qualified to teach jazz piano but will teach students to play jazz inspired music in notated form.
2. Healthy piano technique – how to play the instrument expressively, effectively, and without injury.
3. Musicianship skills – how to listen to music, to read music notation, to play by ear, to compose, improvise, arrange, perform, and accompany other instrumentalists.
AGES & LEVELS OF STUDENTS:
I accept students age 5+ including Adult learners of all stages of life. I work with complete beginners up to RCM Gr. 10 Level. I am open to working with neurodivergent students.
THE PIANO STUDIO:
Pre-pandemic, all lessons were taught in-person at the piano studio located in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Downtown Toronto. As of March 13, 2020, all in-person lessons have temporarily been moved online either synchronously via Zoom or asynchronously via pre-recorded videos.
I hope to resume in-person lessons when it is safe to do so.
SCHEDULE, LENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF LESSONS:
My teaching schedule is Tuesdays-Fridays between 1-9pm. No weekend, Monday or morning lessons.
Most students begin with one 45 min lesson per week and then increase from there.
Consultation lessons as well as lessons taken on a biweekly and occasional basis are also available to adult learners.
$25 trial lesson fee
$40 registration fee
Lesson rates starting at $61/ 45 min lesson and up – prepaid by month or by term.
Students are recommended to commit to at least one year of lessons, which is at least 32 weekly lessons per academic year.
Fees for books, materials, and instruments are additional.
1. Non-compulsory, performance events such as: Recitals, Ontario Registered Music Teacher Association auditions, Music festivals, and Community programs,
2. Special projects such as: Silent movie soundtracks, Canadian music intensives, Ensemble work, Composition contests, and Practice challenges.
3. Access to my music library of scores, books, digital materials, and manipulatives.