I offer private piano lessons for ages 5 and up. McKinney Music Studio is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
The mission of my studio is to help each student develop a lifelong love of music through playing the piano. It is my priority to make sure students are given the tools they need to become independent learners and reach their potential as musicians.
I teach children and adults of all ages and abilities. My beginners are usually between the ages of five and eight, though I have started children as young as four with much parental support.
I also work with intermediate students as well as advanced students who wish to pursue college study in music. This includes audition preparation for summer programs and college entrance requirements.
My studio curriculum includes repertoire, ear-training, sight-playing, technique, music theory, improvisation, performance practices, and composition. Lessons are tailored to the student's individual learning pace and interests.
I use the American College of Musicians Guild Syllabus and the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program Syllabus as annual curriculum guides. All my students are expected to participate in either the Guild Auditions or The Achievement Program.
I work with each student to select appropriate core instructional materials. Supplementary materials are used as needed to help students develop fully as pianists and musicians.
These will include sheet music in various musical styles, pieces composed or arranged by the instructor, customized technical exercises as well as standard technique books, ear-training exercises, theory worksheets and music education software.
The six days between lessons are integral to the student's progress, so a portion of each lesson is also devoted to teaching the student how to practice. Students who learn good practice techniques and habits have a much better chance of becoming independent learners.
MTNA, NGPT, NFMC