I offer piano instruction for the beginner-intermediate student. The students that I work with have a desire to learn to read and play music! I teach children, teens, adults and elders that are dedicated to a weekly practice. Musicianship requires a variety of skills and concepts which helps each student progress at their own pace in understanding and music performance. The basics of time signature, fingering, notation and musical terminology are covered throughout our lessons. Each piece of music that is learned offers new forms of expression and layers to progress as a musician. I teach a range of classical music, as well as ragtime, jazz and spiritual selections.
What to Expect in Working with Elise Lessons are conducted at my piano studio in Uptown Port Townsend. For parents who wish, there is a separate seating area for you to relax while your child is in lesson. I offer lessons in 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 1 hour increments. Each student will receive a written lesson exercise at the end of each class with study reminders and suggestions. During lessons with me, students will learn scales, chords, timing, music pieces and written exercises, at a pace with their skill level.
Who works with Elise Clients that book lessons with me are determined and excited to learn to learn how to read music and/or progress further in their music knowledge. Patience and dedication to weekly practice brings results. Students should be prepared to commit a minimum of 1-2 hours a week practicing at the piano. If that level of practice isn’t maintained, it proves difficult for a teacher and student to remain engaged in lessons.