Professional Guidance For All Ages
EXPERIENCE KENDRICK PIANO STUDIO
Are you looking to try something new and enjoyable? It is never too late to start! Sometimes all it takes to really understand the material, is a considerate instructor who can effectively guide you along every step of the way.
Having worked with students of all ages and musical backgrounds, I bring a depth of professional experience and knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills. I am a fully qualified instructor with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Summa Cum Laude, from Berklee College of Music. I offer quality, personalized service at affordable prices. Contact me to see how I can be of service to you.
Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right Piano Instructor; someone who knows the subject well and understands how to inspire others. My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new. Please take a moment to get acquainted with my teaching method, which comprises all three approaches explained below.
BACK TO BASICS
Shortcuts are great when we are behind schedule and need to reach our destinations fast. But not when we are building towards a lifetime skill, such as playing an instrument. Learning to play the piano is similar to achieving mastery of a new language. Once you master the basics of reading, writing and speaking in that language, the resources available to you are endless. As an instructor, I strive to ensure that my students are well-equipped to pursue any form of music by providing them with a strong musical foundation.
Just as authors from around the world share their thoughts, ideas and experiences through words; musicians share their music with others using music notation. Mastering the art of reading music will help you to learn your favorite songs quickly and expand your repertoire.
Topics that will be covered include:
identifying music notes on the musical staff and playing them on the piano
developing steady rhythm and tempo
correct hand and finger positioning
techniques for executing different sounds
incorporating expression into your playing
Many of us have encountered musicians who can 'play by ear'. This means that they are able to listen to a song, internalize what they hear, and simply proceed to play it on their instruments without the need for any sheet music. Pretty amazing right? Contrary to common belief, this method of playing CAN be explained and taught (to a certain extent). Topics that will be covered include:
learning how to form melodies in your mind
understanding and application of chords
exploring different ways to play a song
tips and tricks to sound like a professional