As a music instructor, I work to help my students find the best path towards their goal. My approach is comprehensive, including musical literacy and ear training, but also angled towards making sure my students remain engaged and have fun. My students benefit from both my experience as a teacher and a performing artist.
I’d love to share my wealth of knowledge and experience with you. The biggest stars in the world hire me because they know they can count on me to PLAY IT RIGHT!
What you can expect to learn:
• Your favorite songs — any style, any era: Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R., Post Malone, Cardi B, Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, EWF, Sting, Marvin Gaye, Steely Dan, Gap Band, Toto, etc. — just like the recording
• The option to study standard and virtuoso classical literature: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert etc.
• Ear Training (hear it and play it)
• Sight-reading (charts and notation)
• Effective fingering
Below, I’ve listed a few books that I like to use for teaching musical literacy. Click on the links for more information.
Students ages 12 to Adult: Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1 by Alfred Music (Amazon)
Students ages 7-12: Piano Lesson Book: Complete Level 1, for the Later Beginner by Alfred Music (Amazon)
Drum Pad & Sticks
I suggest using a drum pad and drum sticks to enhance a student’s experience with gaining unshakeable rhythmic integrity. Having a solid sense of rhythm is a massive advantage, and it’s never too late to examine time and feel.
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These are some of my favorite books to return to over and over. Music is a journey. There is no destination. There are always new levels of mastery to approach. Stay hungry for knowledge and development as an artist. You won’t regret it!
Effortless Mastery, Kenny Werner (Amazon)
Forward Motion, Hal Galper (Amazon)
The Music Lesson, Victor Wooten (Amazon)