A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Piano
- Non-traditional approach that does not rely on written theory, reading music, or hours of weekly practice time
- Learn by doing - through exercises in the lesson, begin to understand the basics of piano and music structure
- Great for kids who want to explore piano lessons without the pressure of a classical setting
- Great for adults who feel they have an aptitude for music, but don’t have an interest in Classical training
- 50 or 30 minute lessons available
Lessons involve different exercises that work to develop rhythm, ear training, agility, and right/left hand coordination. Lessons do not rely on heavy practice requirements or written homework.
These lessons are ideal for students who already feel they have a musical aptitude and want to learn to develop their musical potential, but don’t have a personality or lifestyle conducive to a strict daily practice routine or a traditional (dry/boring/intimidating) piano lesson environment.
I aim to establish a new and positive connection to music, and because of this, creating an enjoyable lesson experience for my students is a top priority. My methods may include teaching theory, but only when I feel a student is ready to grasp the concept in practice. If you’re looking for a teacher who implements a more classical approach (heavy focus on theory and reading from the get go) I’m not a good fit. However, I believe this would be a good precursor to traditional lessons if you want to pursue that in the future.
About Me (Katelyn)
- Classically trained pianist
- Berklee College of Music Graduate / World Scholarship Recipient
- Winner of Best Classical Performance at the 2001 World Championships of Performing Arts
- Professional pianist and vocalist for recorded projects and live performances
- Recently featured on FOX's SuperHuman for musical ear