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Tutoring in Reading, Comprehension and Creative Writing
Published author and public speaker, experienced in nationally successful method of teaching reading and comprehension.
Piano and Composition Instruction: Classical Technique - Creative Expression
I welcome children and adult music students of all levels and abilities. My goal as a teacher is to support the unique spark in each individual while helping to develop his or her knowledge and enhancing their appreciation of music.
Areas of focus are performance (learning and polishing pieces), technique (developing finger control and agility), and music theory (the language of music) through creative work (improvisation and composition, including notation).
Students learn scales, chord progressions and arpeggios and create and play music in all of the major keys. Classical repertoire is emphasized, with some jazzy and boogie-type pieces included. I encourage students to bring music of interest - please ask me about playing music of any style!
“We can’t thank you enough for all of your wonderful, dedicated work with Sean. He’s done so well learning to play, and enjoys playing, piano - all because of you!”
“You found the love of music in a child and helped it grow like a garden flower.
Your patience and skill have nurtured his hidden talent that we enjoy in every incredible performance.
His family and friends are forever in your debt, knowing the future is bright and melodious.
You are forever in his heart as a teacher and a friend, giving him a tremendous gift he will have always...”
“I still play piano, for myself. I am so thankful that I took lessons from you as a child. Those memories are priceless! You were a great teacher, Kate. I hope to find a teacher for my baby someday that could compare to you. You were more than just a piano teacher to my family and I. We talk about you often!”
I have composed, performed and recorded music for solo piano, instrumental ensemble, choir and orchestra. "The Seeker," recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, won Best Instrumental Album at the 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
A public speaker and performer for more than 30 years, I am able to coach the speaker on finding ease, grace and confidence in the midst of terror. Humor is helpful, too!
I have taught note and rhythm reading since 1990.
I have written songs for solo voice and choir, and have coached many in their song-writing.
B.A., Sonoma State University
New England Conservatory (Graduate Coursework)
Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Kate will travel within 3 miles of Seattle, WA 98116.
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