I have been teaching full time for about 9 years. I teach a range of levels from beginner to intermediate, ages 4 and up (including adults), and styles including classical, jazz, pop, contemporary, improvisation. Other skills included in my lesson plans include ear training, music theory, sight reading, song writing, some production and digital audio workstations, and much more. Since I am also a vocalist, I sometimes incorporate singing into the lessons if appropriate for the student; and I ... [more]
I studied music at the University of Rhode Island and received my Bachelors degree in jazz studies. I studied classical music and jazz music. The program required us to study advanced music theory in depth. I have been teaching piano full time for 9 years and I am always incorporating a large amount of music theory as I like my students to understand what they are playing and learning.
All musicians should have ear training, but as a music student, I was required to practice ear training not only in two specific classes for ear training in classical and jazz, but applying those skills constantly as a musician and especially as a vocalist.
In the music program I received my bachelors degree from, all students must choose a focus instrument. My focus instrument was piano. I studied classical piano and jazz piano. Before my degree, I studied classical piano since the age of 5.