RILEY'S PIANO LESSONS
Love of Music
There is special magic in playing a musical instrument, and I wish to share this to the Beloit, WI area. Lessons are available for early childhood to adults. In a snapshot, the greatest focus is on creating positive association with playing music to last a lifetime while learning age appropriate music theory that is applicable in anything related to music. Also emphasized is musical expression and the creation and recording of music. I personally feel this is the greatest way to develop appreciation of the musical arts.
All About Me
I have a master's degree in education and a lifetime of experience working with kids. I began teaching piano in summer 2015.
My own musical journey began at age 5; I have been playing piano for 26 years and composing for three. In my teens, I won first place twice in sonata contests. One of the great rushes of my early life was playing for 1,500 people. I know I pulled on the heart strings of the audience. It was a most empowering experience.
My first lessons made a lasting impact on my appreciation of music; but no matter when you start, making music greatly influences how one processes life and personal expression.
Today, I enjoy passing on that gift. From school to summer camp to Easter Seals to mental health counseling, I work with kids of every age and background. I also work with the young at heart. In all cases, the power of music is transformative.
Music is its own language, and it becomes magic when one expresses themselves through the art... After all, words are not the only form of communication.
PERSONALIZED GUIDANCE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
Suzuki Method's strength is in developing a bond with playing music, perfecting your unique musical touch, and using music to bond with others. This was the method I was first taught, and it formed within me my love of playing music.
MUSIC THEORY DEVELOPMENT
Complimenting the Suzuki Method, lessons will also provide gradual introduction into music theory, for all ages, that can be applied to anywhere you encounter music. Music Theory is an important basis of understanding how music is written and the many different sounds that bring together a harmony.
LESSONS FOR ALL AGES
PERSONALIZED TO FIT YOUR NEEDS
I custom fit the way the curriculum is introduced and practiced for each learner. I have taught beginner piano for pre-k children, seniors and everyone in between.
CREATING YOUR OWN SOUNDS
Lessons can include recordings. These sound files can be tracked over time and compiled to hear musical development in action.
Throughout the year students will have opportunities to showcase their development through practice and perform for family and friends.