With my background in Orff Schulwerk (a playful approach to learning and integrating music, movement, speech and drama), I teach students the art of balancing melody with the accompaniment. Our sessions are always musical and fun!
A Sample from June 5, 2021 River Road Musical Kids outdoor concert.
Enrollment day for music and dance classes at First Presbyterian Church
Piano and Music Education
Each piano and music education class starts with theory. Currently, I use the Piano Adventures Curriculum, 2nd edition, by Faber. We then progress to technique exercises, which are an application of the theory we've just learned. And the technique prepares the student for the wide range of piano selections that artfully utilize the theory and technique.
I listen and observe and offer guidance until the piece is played well. Once the piece is mastered, students love to play along with each skill level Faber Lesson Book and Gold Star CD accompaniments.