Piano

Overview

Piano lessons are tailored to the unique needs of the individual student. Students work from a variety of traditional and contemporary method and supplemental books chosen to complement their current level of achievement as well as their personal interests. Music reading, piano technique and musicality are addressed from the start. Rote learning might also be included. Students are taught to identify challenges as they arise and to work methodically, using strategies modeled during lessons, to overcome obstacles. Daily practice and receptiveness to the teacher’s instruction will result in solid technique, understanding of musical concepts, a growing sense of accomplishment and an increasing appreciation for music. Students are encouraged to perform in a variety of settings throughout the year.

Requirements for Admittance

In person meeting with the teacher, including preliminary evaluation of student and detailed discussion with parent(s) prior to acceptance into the program. Parent/primary care giver is expected to work in close partnership with the teacher to ensure daily, quality home practice. A parent/primary care giver is required to attend all lessons for children under age six.

Instrument

All piano families need a traditional acoustic piano at home (strongly preferred) or a full-size digital piano with weighted/touch sensitive keys and a damper pedal. All digital instruments must be approved by the instructor prior to acceptance into the program. Please contact the instructor for more details.

Piano Instructor - Hilary Houff