I’m a piano teacher with more than 20 years experience teaching students of all ages and all abilities on the hunt for students! I spent last year getting an MA in Community Music in Ireland, and while that was happening I lost a lot of students (which makes me sad).
That MA is changing so much about the way that I approach my teaching and music making, I decided that I might as well present myself to the world as a brand new teacher, and to do that, I made a brand new website: emilymoepianostudio.com.
I’m pulling together all the work I’ve done over the years as a classically trained pianist (with an MA in Piano and Performance and Pedagogy, so I’ve got a paper to show that I know what I’m doing in that regard) with what I’ve learned about the values of integrating all sorts of other music in the lessons.
My goal is to make piano so much fun that students practice without being prodded. My goal is to make musicians that keep making music for their whole lives. My goal is to use the music that the students already love to expand that love into the whole world that music is. Big goals, but in the past month and a half that I’ve been back, I can see it working.
We’re doing this by both expanding what piano lessons are and adding occasional (optional) one-day workshops in music that has nothing to do with the piano. Our first was with Tim Kaiser, making weirdo instruments and jamming on even weirder ones, to expand the idea of what “music” is. We had two adults and two 10 year-olds in the class. It was a blast and I can’t wait to run it again. But I’ve got so many other ideas too!!! Oh we’re going to have so much fun!
A post I made on PDD years ago when I first moved to Duluth is still getting me piano students! Don’t tell the others! It’s our little secret!
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