Learn to Play Piano

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The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air.

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— Kenneth Miller

Why Learn to Play the Piano?

Playing the piano will improve hand, foot and eye coordination. You learn to move your fingers and both of your hands independently while developing the skill to place your fingers with precision on the keyboard. You also learn to operate the pedals with your feet and how to read a page both horizontally and vertically. The world of music with its sounds, alphabet, counting and terminology is a great way to develop and exercise visual and aural memory and raise concentration and attention. Piano lessons help to develop self-control and self-confidence while enhancing posture, refining personal tastes and heightening social skills.

Learning to play the piano is a demanding and complex process which takes extensive practice time. Most students who choose to take piano lessons are fond of music and eager to play the instrument. It is important for the student to keep motivated through years of intense studying and the only way to do so, in my opinion, is to spark an interest in learning itself. Individual lessons are a perfect form of communication between a teacher and a student: it allows the teacher to get to know the student’s personality and abilities and allows for the creation of a unique lesson plan that best suits a particular student and keeps their interest fresh and ongoing.

In my studio, from the very beginning, I let my students know that first comes the hard work of learning and only later will the great fun and enjoyment of playing blossom, whether it be “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or Beethoven’s “Sonata no. 14.” My lessons accentuate music theory and sight reading while building a repertoire tailored to the individual student’s level of knowledge and speed of learning. I let the student decide how wide their repertoire should be. My role as a teacher is to teach my students how to learn to play the music their heart desires on their own, even outside of our lessons, and in this way widen a personal repertoire.

Whether you would like to embark on a new adventure into the world of music or improve your abilities playing piano, music theory or sight reading, I would be happy to help you attain your goals. I’m located in McCutchanville near Evansville, Indiana, and I give private lessons in my home to both children and adults.