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Jerry P.

Very Experienced Piano/Keyboard Instructor

Very Experienced Piano/Keyboard Instructor

$40/hour

  • 93 hours tutoring

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Hello! I have been teaching piano and various electronic keyboards for over 40 years professionally. During this time I have applied positive reinforcement in my teaching with great results, encouraging my students onward to our set of goals. Having moved to Florida for health reasons, I now am doing limited teaching from Boca to Broward county, where I live.

My pedagogy consists of all musical genres including classical (all my students eventually learn Fur Elise by Beethoven, and...

Hello! I have been teaching piano and various electronic keyboards for over 40 years professionally. During this time I have applied positive reinforcement in my teaching with great results, encouraging my students onward to our set of goals. Having moved to Florida for health reasons, I now am doing limited teaching from Boca to Broward county, where I live.

My pedagogy consists of all musical genres including classical (all my students eventually learn Fur Elise by Beethoven, and the Turkish March of Mozart), rock (several students now working on Bohemian Rhapsody), Jazz, and piano standards ( Gershwin, Ellington and others).

Since I have been at this longer than some of my students' parents have been alive, I have, through my experience, acquired a unique positive outlook in my teaching. Eventually, my younger students are encouraged, with my guidance, to create their own songs and musical compositions! It’s great fun! Their creativity shines through, their sense of accomplishment is unequaled (and its not a video game). They learn to realize that they can be creative while learning tons of music theory.

I have a degree in piano. Any composition that they are performing whether Baroque, Classic, Romantic , 20th Century, or current, in any genre, I try to give my students the historical perspective of what they are playing and how it influenced following periods of music up to today.

I use my sense of humor to encourage their practice in the music they are performing as well. One student once said I was like a cartoon. I asked which character. She responded, “ No , the whole cartoon!” Fun aside, a bit of joking and nuttiness helps keep their interest through even an hour lesson. Nonetheless parental input is most important and we all together, parent, child, and instructor work together to create progress and an exceptional musician to be. I encourage my students to be the best that they can be, and I try to make sure they enjoy doing so.


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George Mason University
Music, Piano

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Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I minored in composition in college. During employment at Jordan Kitt’s Music many years ago, I did an arrangement of “On the road again” by Willie Nelson for the Teachers Choice books, Hal Leonard publishing.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have a degree in piano and have been teaching for 37 years as a piano instructor.

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Piano

Piano

I have a degree in piano and have been teaching for 37 years as a piano instructor.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I minored in composition in college. During employment at Jordan Kitt’s Music many years ago, I did an arrangement of “On the road again” by Willie Nelson for the Teachers Choice books, Hal Leonard publishing.
General Music,

General Music

I have been a performing musician since age 16, playing organ for church services, later, in rock bands, choral ensembles, and piano playing in restaurants and venues. Music is my life. After 52 years of experience, I believe I know music in general pretty well.
Piano,

Piano

I have a degree in piano and have been teaching for 37 years as a piano instructor.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I have a degree in piano and have been teaching for 37 years as a piano instructor.

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Jerry has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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