About Our Piano Teachers
Our school in Portland has over fifteen piano lessons teachers on staff who are devoted to the art of teaching people to play the piano.
One of the benefits of joining a larger piano school compared to a home studio is that we are more likely to pair students with the right teacher because we have many to choose from, and you can try lessons with a teacher before you decide to enroll.
All of our teachers have their degrees in Music, years of teaching experience, and many have their Master’s degree. As piano teachers we also get together for meetings throughout the year to share ideas and to brainstorm on ways to make the lessons more effective and a better experience for everyone.
It is this focus on creating the best experience possible for students that inspires our students to practice consistently, reach their potential and have fun during the process.
An Example Of How Our Piano Lessons Help Our Piano Students In Portland
Caitlyn went through piano lessons with three music teachers around Portland before finding her way to our music school in Portland. She used to love to play the piano but recently practicing had become a chore and she and her parents would argue about practice time.
When she came in to try one of our music lessons the teacher noticed that Caitlyn did not understand the names of the notes and she could not play her newest pieces on the piano beyond the first few lines. She had a great ear and for years she had learned her songs by listening to them repeatedly and searching for the notes on the piano, all the while not knowing what the names of the notes were.
As the pieces grew more complicated she found herself getting lost and her frustrations grew. The teacher wrote out a practice chart for her that included some of her favorite songs, to keep up her interest in practicing and reinforce good posture, and he also wrote out some piano note reading exercises and created a note reading game for her to play at home.
After a few weeks Caitlyn began to understand the notes in her pieces and she felt much more relaxed and confident at the piano. In time Caitlyn began to write pieces of music and share them with friends and family. Caitlyn always had talent and a rich inner world of music, however she did not have the tools to express this to the world.
Now she loves to play her piano, her talent is being fully developed and practice time is something that is looked forward to in her home. Our music school is thrilled to share this with you along with other stories.