Beginning and intermediate piano and organ instruction; all ages taught.
MMUS, BMUS in organ performance, University of Utah. Associate certificate; American Guild of Organists. Currently University of Utah Preparatory Division instructor, organ division, 5 years experience. Perform professionally. Private piano/organ teacher for 29 years. Took time out to get my degrees, opening my studio once again. Teach all piano lessons here in my home on grand piano. 45-minute lessons for piano/$35. a lesson. Includes theory, musical techniques, performance skills, history, form, etc. Traditional, classical approach and preference. Prefer Alfred and Hal Leonard methods, but can teach whatever method you prefer/currently studying. Two recitals a year; I do not participate in Piano Federation. Piano instruction often opens the door for musical experiences in one's life that are long-remembered and life-changing. Scientific studies abound, showing the importance and benefits of musical instruction in brain development and discipline. Email me for further details about my piano teaching policies and teaching philosophies.
Have a 3-manual, AGO standard organ in my home; will travel on occasion to teach organ lessons at organ student is practicing, since all organs are different. Classical organ only, emphasis on service playing and performing. 60-minute lessons for organ/$45. a lesson. Pre-requisites: organ shoes and at least intermediate piano skills. Have experience helping many become proficient at playing for church congregations on a weekly basis. Emphasis on proper organ manual technique, registration, proper pedal technique, etc. If everybody knew how fun it was to play the organ, they'd all play it! For group lessons and unique performance opportunities, register through the University of Utah Music Preparatory Division.