Why should you choose the Bearded Piano Teacher

Let’s face it if you are looking for a piano teacher the choices can be overwhelming. Unless you get a personal referral you don’t really know what the teacher is going to be like. Even then you won’t really know if personalities will jive until you get into the lessons. Here are a few reasons why you should choose me:

1) I offer a one-month trial so you can decide if you really want me as a teacher. If we get to one month and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to work out, tell me and there will be no hard feelings and you are free to find another teacher. Though I can teach most students, I’m not the best teacher for all. Anyone who says they are the best teacher for everyone is not being realistic. We all have different approaches and personalities. Some mesh well, others don’t.

2) I have the education. Many piano teachers in the Iowa City area do not have the amount of education that I do. Completing a Master of Arts (Piano Performance and Pedagogy) from the University of Iowa and working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts has given me knowledge and experience in a way that most Method-book teachers just don’t have. I have studied with amazing faculty which has exposed to me to vast amounts of music, insight into diverse teaching techniques, was able to finely craft my own technique, and given a thorough knowledge and understanding of Music Theory and Music History. Twice I was able to co-present with the University of Iowa collegiate chapter of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) at national conferences. I am able to bridge the gap between method book beginnings into the world of classical music with ease and excitement.

3) I come to you. No more packing everyone up and waiting at a studio for several consecutive lessons. That’s a win for everyone!

4) I care. I know how fulfilling a life that includes music is because I think about it all the time. Music is a major part of my life and I want to be able to share the joy it has brought me with whoever I can. As a teacher I get so excited when my students begin to grasp the concepts that I’m teaching. Watching the lightbulb come on is so awesome and never gets old!

So there you have it. Four reasons why you should choose me as your piano teacher, or refer me to those you know. What’s stopping you? Contact me today!