38 Scales lessons
Kyoko has been wonderful with our 9 year old son, who's approach to piano has mostly precluded scales and theory...he hears a great song, then learns to play it! With Kyoko's masterful guidance, he is also now reading music and playing scales and mindful of proper finger placement. And he still plays at will, for fun...we are so grateful for her thoughtful guidance, and caring approach! Best of luck, Kyoko. We'll miss you
Mike did an excellent job reviewing the difference between natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales, as well as major, minor, augmented, and diminished scales. He was very patient. We plan on working with him again.
15 Scales lessons
Karen is also sensitive to my musical tastes. For instance, she found a book of classical music appropriate to my level and offered it as a way to expand my early repertoire. It's a nice diversion from scales and other practice pieces and I'm really enjoying the challenge and the opportunity to play familiar melodies. Apart from the formal learning plan, Karen shares tips and techniques from her own experience, which has already helped me navigate more complex passages (complex for me at this point)!