Classes evolve to alternating weekly between a 60-minute class with musical peers one week and a private 30-60 minute lesson the opposite week. Students then take weekly private 45-60 minute lessons with a few group classes with peers featuring:
- Music technique & theory
- Ensemble/Duet classes
- Competition prep classes
- Composition/Arranging classes
KEYBOARD MUSIC WORKS
I TEACH A BALANCE OF:
My name is Christine Smith, or "Miss Chris" as my students call me. I have taught piano for 50 years. I earned my Music Degree in Piano from Bowling Green State University. After college, I studied with a prominent jazz instructor and expanded my musicianship beyond classical studies to improvising and composing. I enjoy teaching all styles of music, and motivating students with the world of electronic keyboard instruments, as well as classical performances on my Steinway grand piano. I taught Yamaha Music classes for over 20 years, which features group lessons for children as young as 4. That experience taught me the advantages of students learning from each other in a group setting, and now that I teach in my home, I have created a course that mixes private and group experiences, creating a motivating environment for today's busy children to learn piano.