There are three distinct ways to approach playing the piano. The first is playing alone, where you are responsible for all the melody, rhythm and harmony. The second is playing as an accompanist where you are either accompanying your own singing or the singing or playing of other people. The third is playing with a bass player in which the bass player assumes some of the role otherwise provided by your left hand.

Some students want to play just for their own enjoyment. Some want to prepare for university or have specific goals such as improving their technique, theoretical knowledge, improvisational ability, arranging skills or accompanying the family sing-along during the holidays. Since all students have a different combination of talent, interests, experience, skill level and goals, they require learning programs suited to their individual needs.




Student Testimonials

  • Understanding Harmony (how to effectively voice and play chords)
  • Playing From a Fake Book   read more...
  • Arranging   read more...
  • Accompanying   read more...
  • Self-Accompaniment for Singers and Singer-Songwriters   read more...
  • Vocal Coaching   read more...
  • Playing With a Bass Player   read more...
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Traditional Piano Lessons (reading, technique, theory, interpretation)