A Chat with Sylvie Yannello Piano Lessons
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Miss Yannello teaches piano technique and theory using pieces from classical, ragtime, and rock piano literature. She emphasises different strategies for performing as a solo pianist versus playing in a band.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
For the first lesson, bring a notebook and some staff paper. In my studio, you will play on an 88-key Yamaha digital piano. You should have access to some kind of keyboard for practice outside of lesson.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I knew I had to focus on music professionally when I realised that you are what you do. I spent over a decade in another job, and I became really good at it. Then I thought, how good a musician would I be today if I had devoted as much time to music over the last 10 years as I had to that job?
What do you love most about your job?
Teaching is learning. Every time I help someone explore some aspect of music, I discover some new understanding of it myself.