Hello! I am so happy you are considering piano lessons! I have two Masters degrees in Piano Performance, one from the University of California, Irvine, and another from Academy of Music in Poland. I teach beginners, intermediate, and adults as well as advanced students, including ARCT and beyond. I love working with students of all ages and levels.
BENEFITS OF PIANO LESSONS
- Piano Lessons Help Children in School
The most talked about benefit children receive from piano lessons is that it also helps with their school lessons. Numerous studies available show children who play an instrument, score higher on both standard and spatial cognitive development tests alike. There is also findings that show kids who play piano, in particular, scored higher in math, especially on problems dealing with ratios and fractions.
- Piano Lessons Raise Self-esteem
Learning to play the piano is hard work and takes dedication. Not only does each song mastered increase a child's self-esteem, but showcasing their newly learned talents at piano recitals can boost their self-esteem as much as winning a game in a sports competition.
Lessons also help kids to learn how to keep a positive outlook when facing diffiuclt tasks. The understanding that mastering a new skill is a process that requires patience helps children to approach tasks with confidence, and not become discouraged or frustrated.
- Piano Lessons Increase Coordination
Increased eye-hand coordination is almost a given for children that learn to play the piano, but there is more that that. Kids who play the piano have improved fine motor skills and, unlike other instruments, the piano requires both hands to work independently of each other, one moving fast while the other may be moving at a slower rate. All of these things help to increase a child's overall dexterity and complex thought processes.
- Piano Lessons Help Children to Concentrate
Reading a piece of music takes a great deal of focus, causing a child to interpret a note and a rhythm, translate it into hand movements on the keyboard and then immediately go on to the next one. Reading and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively, which is a skill that will assist them in anything they choose to undertake in the future.
- Piano Lessons Help Children to be Well-rounded
Regardless of whether a child plays the piano for a short time or for a lifetime, the long-term effects of their piano pursuance are many. Through playing the piano, children are exposed to classical music that they may otherwise have never heard. Kids may develop an appreciation for composers like Bach or Mozart that stays with them for life. In addition, the skills and knowledge they learn in piano may help them easily pick up another musical instrument later.
ABOUT THE LESSONS:
I offer private lessons of all types both in person and on zoom, including:
EWA THE PERFORMER
- Group classes spread throughout the year
- Technique Olympics
- Preparation for various festivals, such as the Abbotsford, Chilliway, Langley and Vancouver Music Festivals
- Canada Music Week Recital
- Christmas Recitals
- Year-end Recitias, with rewards and recognition of students' achievements
- Preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music exams, all grades from Preparatory to ARCT, and including repertoire, technique, sight-reading and ear training
- Theory Classes including Harmony, History, Analysis, Counterpoint, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Rudiments
- Performance Coaching
- Performance opportunities
I perform in concerts throughout the Lower Mainland, at churches, parks, festivals and private recitals. I also volunteer my time to play concerts at senior homes.
EWA ORGANIZING CONCERTS
I organize concerts for music groups of varies musical styles, inviting and promoting young promising musical talents.
EWA THE ACCOMPANIS
I am a performer and accompanist, accompanying violin, viola, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, cello, percussion, and voice students at various festivals, recitals and competitions in the greater Vancouver area.
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