Hi! My name is Josh, and I love music. I’ve been playing the piano since 1993-ish and teaching it since 2011-ish. I have a bachelors degree in vocal music education from Abilene Christian University, and lots of experience as an accompanist and performer. In my spare time (which, to be honest, isn't much right now), I study math, computer programming, philosophy, politics, and Japanese. I also have a wonderful wife, Gayla, and a crazy daughter, Lucy. They’re pretty great.
To what extent is reading music like reading text?
The research is in...again.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Here are some reasons why you ought to practice faster.
A classical twist on a classic theme.
Spring break! Woo-hoo!
How much do you charge?
The current rate is $30 per half hour lesson.
When and how often are we supposed to pay?
I’ll be pretty flexible about payment schedules until they come back to bite me in the butt. Some students pay at every lesson (which is probably my preference), and some students pay once a month. Either schedule works for me!
Do you require a contract?
What materials do I need?
If you’re a beginner, then I recommend Suzuki Piano Book 1. If you’ve taken lessons before, then I’m usually content to use materials that you already own. Once students have finished Suzuki Piano Book 1, they’re pretty much ready to begin tackling real (albeit light-weight) classical music, so past that point we’ll mostly use public domain works.