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Hello and thank you for visiting my profile! I am a Local Private Piano Instructor and the Creator of Prodigy Piano Studios , a privately owned Piano Studio located in the Cockeysville area. The studio currently has an average of 25 students , so studio availability is limited as I wish to have a maximum of 30 students at any given time. Please contact me for availability and I will do my best to fit you in.
Working with children and teaching music has always been a passion of mine. My specialty as a teacher of music is keeping the lessons FUN. You have all heard of those overly strict piano teachers who quite frankly ruin a childs interests in piano. My personality is very fitting for young children. I keep the lessons playful and I engage children at their own level and their own personality. Most importantly , I build their confidence slowly by not pressuring them when they make mistakes. Children need to build that relationship slowly. When they are ready , that is when you can push them and challenge them a little bit at a time. I take pride in saying this is my strongest asset as a Piano Teacher.
If you don't believe me , take a first free lesson! Please feel free to visit my website listed above which is to the right of the profile image.
I look forward to hearing from you!
My Musical Education Background
Studied privately with Reynaldo Reyes , an internationally acclaimed pianist and head pianist at Towson University.
Studied privately with Ernest Ragogini, also had an international career and has settled down as a faculty member at Notre Dame College.
Combined years of private study have been 10 years.
Attended Towson University for Piano Performance.
Genres and Subjects Taught
For beginners , I use the 'Bastien Piano Basics' methodology books. Once the student achieves a sufficient level of technique and musical comprehension , I branch out into more challenging repertoire. Broadway tunes , Popular tunes and Jazz tunes can also be worked. There is so much beautiful music out there , I try my best to not let a student get too focused on 'one' genre.
First Lesson is always Free!
$25 / 30 minutes
$50/ 60 minutes
$75 / 90 minutes
$100/ 120 minutes
I highly encourage hourly lesson plans for anyone interested. Musical Theory , Technique , Musical Expression , Sight Reading , Memorization , Ear Training are some areas I can focus on with hour lessons. You simply can\'t get this all done in a 30 minute lesson per week. Most of my current students are taking hour lessons, but it is NOT mandatory.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
5 years of age is the youngest I'll take on. I work with adults as well, so don't be shy if you are an adult beginner!
My Certifications and Awards
I have performed various Musical Scores with local musical theatre companies. I am currently the pianist for a Lutheran Church. I study 3 hours a day because I believe I need to always push myself to be the best I can be in order to challenge my students to do the same.
I am currently training for Local Piano Competitions and always looking for new gigs. I love to practice and I love to teach. This will always be a life long passion of mine.
My Musical Influences
I had the wonderful Luck and opportunity to study under two brilliant pianists already mentioned above. They did wonders in helping me develop not just as a pianist , but as an artist in a more general sense.
I also love musical theatre and I am a classicist at heart.
"I always have so much trouble getting Sophia to do her work, but she always seems to listen to you! You are just so patient with her, I wish I knew how you did it!"