Knowing the Keyboard, the Piano, the Pedals and the Magic Sound
Begin with black keys, two- and three- black key groups, find out the pattern
Two black keys, learn C-D-E, middle C
Combining with the three black keys, to learn C-B-A, E-F-G
Familiar with A-G, play quiz/game
Fingering of each hand, hand position, sitting position, etc
Foundation is very important!
Build good foundation, pianistic skills, finger independence and power
Improve sight-reading skills, musicianship
Learn how to listen, and how to perform well
Inspire the students to achieve a higher standard of music making
Encourage the students for piano exams, performances, etc
Challenge the students for competitions, more advanced repertoire, possibly apply for conservatory's pre-college programs
For students in their middle/high school, efficient practice and tailored repertoire are essential
One of the goal is to maintain the students' playing abilities, and improve their taste and musicianship
For advanced students who are in pre-college, probably pursuing music as a major and career. I will help them have a good preparation before each lesson, and understand professor's instruction
For advanced students who will not study piano as a major, I encourage them to have a recording for college application, to play for people who loves music as a volunteer.
Double majors, double degrees, major-minor, are always possible and wonderful choices!