Piano and Keyboarding Lessons
...children and adults
...beginners interested in playing with and without music
...experience players interested in chording and playing by ear
...Celtic musicians interested in accompanying traditional tunes
...aspiring church and band musicians
What You'll Need
- A full-size keyboard with weighted keys or a traditional piano
- A mobile device for using music apps, taking video, and playing songs to accompany
Daily playing is necessary for progress. Set aside the same time every day. You can play the lesson, practice for social music get-togethers, or just experiment with your own ideas.
Older students will be encouraged to form informal music groups with friends or to joina community music group to create opportunities to play together, even in the early stages of learning. For young children, I encourage family singing time at the pian once per week. Social playing crates motivation for learning and focuses the learner's goals for learning. Young learners especially need to find their own reasons to learn to play the piano.
Lessons are on-site because social music doesn't work well on Zoom. The large open-concept room has open windows for ventillation (plus a fireplace) and two pianos: one for the instructor and one for the student. The keyboards are cleaned between lessons.There's also a MERV11 air filter in the same room. There is an interval between lessons to prevent student-to-student contact and allow time for keyboard cleaning. All Covid regulations will be followed, including masks, hand sanitizing, distancing, and lockdowns.