What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
25 years teaching in the same location. A professional pianist who teaches when not preparing for his performances. Uses the most current piano methods and popular music of today.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Students need to purchase books from the music store next door. 4 books: Method, Technique, Theory and the Music style (of your choice) Book.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Grew up playing the piano and wanted to share the same passion with others. My mother started me when I was young and I like performing on the piano and inspiring others to perform.
What do you love most about your job?
The creative process of customizing a different learning program for each student. Being open to different musical styles. Adapting to what keeps the student's interest.
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