The most important virtues I try to equip my students with are an appreciation and taste for good music, and the ability to self-teach. If the student is interested, music theory and ear-training goes hand-to-hand with playing the instrument itself. Method-wise, I make a plan with the student and set short and long term goals. This plan usually starts with building basic technical skills, then goes on with playing the pieces that the student likes and understanding the pieces, styles and genres. Then I teach improvisation.
Teaching is learning and learning is loving. Music is love. This is what I am and this is what I do. I want to share the love and beauty of music. I want to give my students the opportunity to grow up. During my lessons I like to follow three steps: listening, practicing and playing. My philosophy is that piano lessons in El Segundo should always be fun!
I have grown up in the music business, and been singing since childhood. I started singing professionally at 13, live and in the studio. I studied and obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Musician's Institute where I expanded my music theory, ear training, sight-singing (reading), piano playing and performance knowledge. I currently teach all vocal levels and beginner's keyboard lessons at my alma mater and have found that there's nothing better than helping others navigate this world of music!
Currently I am completing my studies at California State University Long Beach for Piano Performance. My passion and love for music allows my lessons to be exciting and fun yet detail oriented and strict. I am serious when it comes to technique but anybody can achieve technique with practice. Expression on the other hand is something I accomplished over the years and I hope to share that joy I achieve when I play music. I will teach you a new level of passion and joy that you already possess for music.
"Megan is my daughter's piano teacher. We are so thankful and satisfied with her service. Megan is very professional, knowledgeable and passionate about music. We (parents,) have witnessed drastic improvements in my daughter's music skills. We have learn to trust Megan with her teachings. Best way to describe Megan: patient, kind, caring and knows how to change the "I, can't do this" to "oh, is fun and yes! I CAN! ". "Eriel Wright - Los Angeles, CA
"Joshua has been a great teacher from the very beginning and has kept me motivated in learning to play the piano. He is able to answer all my questions and continues to challenge me which makes it fun to learn. He was always flexible with time schedules."Maricar Magno - Valley Village, CA
"My daughter absolutely LOVES Christine; she even composed a song for her for her birthday. She is super patient and gives appropriate positive reinforcement which greatly encourages my daughter to want to practice and play piano."Alida Narguizian - Van Nuys, CA
"We love Zac! He is a kind and wonderful teacher, and is very supportive. Most importantly, he has rekindled my daughter's love of guitar and she now looks forward to her lesson each week. A+!"Pam Humbert - Encino, CA
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