Long considered the quintessential instrument for all social classes, the piano has stood the test of time for over three centuries. Whether one loves to be transported to an early-1800s Germany through Beethoven's sublime sonatas, to hearken back to the sounds of the previous century's Chicago jazz clubs, or to simply be able to accompany him- or herself while singing today's hits each evening, the piano is the central force behind each of these wonderful endeavors. It doesn't matter if you have a 9-foot concert grand made by Steinway & Co. or an electric piano given to you as a gift; you have a place among those who love to feel their fingers dance across those 88 keys. Be sure to read my teaching philosophy to learn more about my approach to teaching and structuring lessons.
Why should I take piano lessons? The benefits of taking piano lessons are plentiful. You will... - ... learn a proper technique that will allow you to approach virtually any genre of music. - ... learn to read and understand music. - ... know more about the history of the piano music repertoire and of the songs and works you play. - ... become a part of a long-standing history of learning to play a keyboard instrument. The 1800s saw a surge in people learning the instrument and was considered a prestigious activity that only served to better the player in terms of culture, social standing and intellect. - ... acquire a skill that is sure to set you apart from the majority of your friends, family and colleagues. - ... challenge yourself while still having fun. - ... learn to love music in an entirely new way.