Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Experience is the most important factor in successful teaching. I have taught piano privately in Monmouth New Jersey since 1991. I specialize in teaching beginners and work with them up through college level. My method is classically based; however, I am not so stringent as to not introduce popular, jazz, and standards to my students. I feel all forms of music help develop certain technique, and I present music education in a fun and enthusiastic way.
My goals are to provide to you an understanding of the entire keyboard, recognize notes fluently, including ledger line notes, recognize chords and be able to play them, understand tempo, meter signatures, key signatures, music terms, and improvise. I work with children and Adults and I hold regular recitals in both Jazz and Classical music. To schedule a free meet and greet to see if I am right for you reach me at (contact me) I am a member of the New Jersey Music Teachers Association (MTNA) and I am affiliated with the Royal Academy of Music. Through these institutions I can offer competitive play, national or regional recitals, theory examinations, and evaluations that allow the student to obtain an objective assessment of themselves and my teaching.
My Musical Education Background
My degree is in Education from Baruch College in New York with a minor in music. My musical training began at age 7, where I was taught privately by my father. My father was a music director in Italy and a private piano teacher in New York City for many years. He developed his teaching method training my prodigal brother for international competition in classical accordion. I studied classical piano for 23 years and played primarily for my own enjoyment, but always kept a watchful eye on the ease at which his students learned. His method is the basis for my teaching method. However, I make adjustments based on the student's aptitude and primary musical style focus.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Students typically attend lessons once a week and can choose between a half-hour $150.00 per month respectively.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
Member Royal Academy of Music
My Musical Influences
Beethoven, Chopin, Bach
Jobim, Joplin, Gershwin, Chick Corea
Elton John, Billy Joel, Beatles
Felicia has been teaching my daughter for almost 5 years, she has excelled more than any other previous teacher. Felicia is the best there is in this area
Felicia is a very gifted piano teacher. She makes every moment count and we feel truly lucky to have our boys aged 7 and 11 in her studio. Felicia is very professional and has a systematic plan in her teaching style. She is the right balance of classical basics, music theory, proper emphasis on scales balanced with the ability to work in contemporary music. I can honestly say she is excellent with my boys.
We are glad to have Felicia, my two boys enjoy playing piano since they changed teacher. No more struggling when asked to practice, they love to play the classical pieces. Thanks Felicia for keeping my boys interest in piano and music!
Felicia is a wonderful teacher. My daughter started with her at age 5 and has been with her for over 3 years now. Felicia teaches a wide range of styles: from classical, to jazz, to contemporary. She teaches theory with every lesson and makes it fun. She is incredibly personable and patient with her students. My daughter loves her and looks forward to going to her lesson every week. I have known other kids who have taken lessons with other teachers and they are no way as advanced as any of Felicia's students with equal number of years playing. I highly recommend her!
My 2 sons are students of Felicia and have had a great experience. She is very on task and professional. I also like the way she handles the schedule of classes, if you need to change your times, you can contact others on her list.
Colts Neck, NJ
Thanks! My girls are flourishing since they changed teachers! Mommy is doing well too as an adult student - Moonlight Sonata never sounded so good to me!
I have two girls learning from Felicias School of Music. They love the Jazz pieces that introduced and taught by her. No more crying tears when asked to practice. They want to practice and show off to dad and mom with the Jazz music that they adore. We felt very fortunate to find good piano teacher-Felicia who can keep my girls' continuing interest in learning and playing piano.