Lessons (45 minutes) are taught either in your home or in my East Side Madison studio (3150 Lindbergh St).
I start almost every young child with Suzuki Book 1, and an appropriate reading method. Suzuki Book 1 offers a solid foundation in harmony, melody, coordination, and theory. I talk with older beginners and adults about their goals and motivations to determine the best course of action.
Every student gets a duet or trio partner(s). Duets are practiced in January and performed in February for a guest teacher, who provides positive feedback and guidance.
Performance opportunities include a holiday recital in the Capitol in December and spring recitals in June.
Students transpose the Suzuki book into all 12 keys. They learn chords, key signatures, and some aspects of Western harmony this way in an easy and fun manner. The keyboard fluency they gain from this activity propels them with confidence into whatever they decide to do next.
My studio contains a waiting area with a keyboard/headphones, math puzzles and games, building toys, and art supplies.