PIANO INSTRUCTION    

SCHOOL-AGED 
Young students begin with a method book as a basis, learning to keep a beat,
read and listen at the same time, dynamics and phrasing. Theory is taught as it applies to each lesson - helping the student understand and build on knowledge of scales, intervals, chords and rhythm. Ear training is emphasized as a natural part of memorizing music. 
As skills progress we add music (both written and recorded) that the student chooses along with basic repertoire. All forms of music are welcome, classical, rock, jazz, pop, hip hop etc – if the student loves the music they are working on, it becomes personal – a key to motivation and further accomplishment. 
Daily practice is the most important factor to progress - learning how to practice effectively, using physical repetition and improving muscle memory is emphasized. 

OLDER/EXPERIENCED
Experienced and/or older beginners can start from where you are -
developing desired skills while including music that you have played -
or have always wanted to play.
Learn basic classical repertoire, pop or show tunes, rock, hip hop, country or jazz.
There is no age limit - I've had students from ages 3 to 80 years old.

ACCOMPANY YOUR OWN VOICE
For those beginning to learn to sing and play (piano or guitar),
we will develop your ability, step by step, to do them together -
playing music you really want to learn. 

SONGWRITING
I enjoy working with songwriters of all abilities interested in improving their skills to express their creative ideas.
For beginners: to develop an understanding of chords and scales, rhythm and basic theory needed for learning and using song structure: intro, verse, chorus, bridge, solo, outro etc. Being able to read and write a chart to communicate your ideas to others and developing chordal and melodic ideas. 

CONTACT:  peterjonnoble@gmail.com