It’s a terrible waste when people learn to play but never develop confidence to play in public. Learning in small groups begins this playing with others from the beginning. We play as “Service” in the retirement homes, often within months of learning simple music. I provide the opportunities and incentives for these opportunities because it’s vital to their learning experience. My students regularly perform in the communities where they live by accompanying at Church, School Productions, High School Jazz Bands, Graduations, Funerals, Weddings, Baptims, etc.
Recitals are kept short and sweet and are held in the spring of each year where we welcome family and friends to join us.
Traditional piano lessons focus on lesson books that most students find boring. Students respond much better when we supplement their foundation with music they know and love. My method gets students reading from the very beginning, then learning to sight read, play by ear, improv, compose and perform.