I love the piano! I love grand pianos, uprights, keyboards, and any other type you can find.
Everyone interested in learning music should learn piano. It’s that plain and simple. While the guitar, bass, drums, and other instruments are wonderful, the piano is the best instrument for learning basic music theory. It sets the foundation for all of the other instruments. In fact, I went to Belmont University in Nashville and every voice major was required to learn piano as a part of their major. The instrument is just that important!
As you can hopefully tell, I love to teach piano as well. Whether you have a full concert grand piano at your home or a small non-weighted keyboard I believe you are ready to get started.
What type of piano lessons do you teach?
I teach piano for playing in a band, worship team, or as an accompanist. This includes learning chords, rhythm, and proper posture. While you learn to read music during our lessons, I do not teach classical piano. So, my lessons do not include learning to read a piece of sheet music and then performing at a recital. Instead, I see the value in being able to perform whatever piece you’d like using the skills we learn together. For instance, I want you to be able to hear a song on the radio and use your new knowledge to play it by ear. Our goal will be to make you a well-rounded pianist. I have had many students who are successful with this type of learning.
What are your rates?
I keep my rates intentionally middle of the road. I am not the cheapest and certainly not the most expensive. In fact, I have taken voice lessons at a rate of $125/hour. Yikes!
- 4-30 minute lessons/month: $125 per block
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Murfreesboro, TN, where we have a nice piano studio. Another option is using Skype or a FaceTime connection. This allows you to be home or on the road and still get to your lesson each week. Click here to learn more about online music lessons.
What is the youngest you’ll teach?
I get this question five times more than any other. The answer is simple. I’ll teach any age. The youngest I’ve taught piano is three and guitar is seven years old. If your young one seems like they are interested in lessons, let’s give it a try. I’ll be honest with you as we move forward. Some excel at a young age, and some need to wait. No matter what, your child will learn music fundamentals that will help them no matter what age. These include music notation, rhythm basics, and note names.
How do I get started?
This is super easy! I’m waiting to hear from you. Visit our Contact page. Give us as much detail about what you would like to accomplish as possible and I’ll get in touch with you as soon as I can. Thanks so much!