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Darlene Rose F.

La Mirada, CA

$55/hour

Upbeat, Encouraging, and Driven Private Piano Instructor for all Ages

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$55/Hour


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Biola University
Piano Performance

Education

Biola University (Piano Performance)

About Darlene Rose

As a graduate from the Biola Conservatory of Music with a double degree in Piano Performance and Music Education, my first priority in my piano students is to lead students to discover joy in their music-making while simultaneously improving on skill and knowledge. I have 10+ years of experience working with children and teenagers in a variety of environments, such as K-12 classrooms, theme parks, daycares, camps, Sunday Schools, but my favorite is working with a student one-on-one in the art of music-making.

I understand how precious our time is in our fast-paced society and how much our society craves relevance and connection in what I do. This is why I always make time to get to know the student's interests and passions and make sure my students have input in their musical learning as well. I believe that success is best achieved in a team effort, and that is the relationship I hope to build with my piano students in my lessons.

My piano students are also not just piano players; they strive to be well-rounded musicians. I have taught piano for 4+ years privately, using method books (such as Faber, Alfred, and Marlais) and teaching strategies appropriate to the current skill level of the student, utilizing a combination of note recognition and intervallic reading. Students also have the option to learn contemporary playing by learning how to play and improvise from chord charts and lead sheets. Repertoire can consist of 1) shorter pieces to work on specific techniques and/or sight-reading abilities, 2) an extensive classical piece, 3) technique exercises and drills, and/or 3) contemporary pop song of student's choice. I emphasize score analysis by recognizing theory and compositional patterns in the music, develop memory skills by taking advantage of the student's kinesthetic, aural and visual abilities, and push for expressive musicality by giving student's the freedom to use their imagination in music-making. Pianists are not noise-makers; they are story-tellers.

It would be my joy to work alongside you! I look forward to working with you.
As a graduate from the Biola Conservatory of Music with a double degree in Piano Performance and Music Education, my first priority in my piano students is to lead students to discover joy in their music-making while simultaneously Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of La Mirada, CA 90638
In-person lessons
Music:
General Music, Piano

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Piano

After receiving a double degree in Piano Performance and Music Education, I received proper and rigorous training not only in the essential skills in piano playing but in also how to effectively communicate and educate different kinds of learners. With almost 5 years of private piano teaching and about 4 years of teaching in classroom settings and working with large groups of students of a variety of age levels (ages 4 to adult), I am versatile enough to teach in almost any situation. I have studied classes in piano pedagogy and have worked with piano students from beginner to early advanced levels. Because of my training and experience, I am able to lay a solid foundation of musical knowledge and technique in my beginner students. I am also to immediately pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in transfer students and where to find them blossom in their piano playing.

Biola University
Piano Performance

Education

Biola University (Piano Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Darlene Rose will travel within 0 miles of La Mirada, CA 90638.