“If proper fundamentals are not instilled from the very first lesson, a student’s potential to reach the higher levels of piano performance are reduced. I ensure that complete musical fundamentals and general musicianship are a priority through every lesson. I have very attuned sensitivity to each individuals inherent abilities and difficulties and can design a path to musical fulfillment as well as improve their abilities to be able to overcome their inherent technical challenges.”
At Mimico Piano Lessons I am offering piano lessons for beginners to advanced piano students of all ages. Lessons are supplemented with ear training, sight reading, technique and music theory.
I have tremendous success with adults who either resume piano lessons or start as beginners for their own enjoyment or to help their kids when they will begin piano lessons as they share time together.
I inform on opportunities to participate in local music competition festivals.
I primarily follow the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto Curriculum as a guideline and I have many supplemental materials to select from but there are options for preparation towards any of the following accredited musical education systems:
Royal Conservatory of Music
This is the largest system of evaluation in Canada and United States that has provided the finest music and arts education to millions of Canadians since 1886. Every year, 500,000 people in 300 communities participate in its programs. An Introductory level continues through 10 Grades followed by an Associate of Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) degree.
Trinity College of London
Trinity College London is a leading international examinations board providing respected qualifications across a growing range of disciplines in the performing arts delivering 500,000 assessments each year worldwide in over 25 countries, since 1876.
Yamaha Examination System
This worldwide examination system, which originated in Japan and has been available worldwide in over 60 counries for over 40 years, encourages
playing by ear more and is designed to lead to a greater ability to improvise.
This is an equally comprehensize system available also in Canada. There is a viva voce section worth up to 8% of the exam as well as a greater emphasis on keyboard harmony when compared to the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.
However if you prefer you may learn to play fun, popular songs or improvise and create your own musical compositions/arrangements as we study music forms and structures and composition techniques, I can provide introduction to light jazz at the appropriate time is possible if you are interested.
Every aspect of complete musicianship is constantly emphasized:
- reading efficiently
- hearing comprehensively
- connecting with the rhythms
- executing phrases and larger structures with understanding
- feeling the music emotionally and intellectually
- comprehensively fusing all components together