Piano • Music Theory • Music Technology
All Ages and Levels
Your Musical Adventure Starts Here!
George’s piano studio consists of…
George emphasizes the use of interactive tools at home in order to provide a fun and stimulating learning environment. A MIDI-capable acoustic or digital piano is not a requirement but is a definite advantage.
Option for Online Lessons
George is available for real-time, online lessons as well as in-person lessons.
George currently has students whom he only knows through the computer screen. His other students take their lessons in person but shift to an occasional online lesson when scheduling becomes a challenge.
Online lessons require a digital or acoustic piano with a MIDI system so that the student’s piano can be connected to George’s piano over the Internet. A Mac/PC app called Internet MIDI is used to connect the instruments together. When the student plays her/his piano, (s)he also plays George’s piano—and vice versa.
Interactive Digital Sheet Music
Although he is a classically-trained pianist, George teaches music of all styles and levels. All of his students bring an iPad to their lessons.
Sheet music is acquired through an app called SuperScore. SuperScore, itself, is a free app; musical albums are purchased within SuperScore.
Music in SuperScore is resizable to the viewing needs of each individual student. Most pieces come with an embedded MIDI recording that serves as a model performance. Many scores include MIDI backing tracks which provide fun, motivation, as well as framework for learning rhythm and expression.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Comments from a Young Student
In four years, George has helped me learn to read music so I can play the piano, and this has also helped me learn how to play xylophone, marimba, and trombone.
He likes talking about other things besides music such as school, band, Legos, and animals. He has taken my brother and I on “filed trips” in his house to show us different instruments and has let us play them too. His filed trips are always fun.
George asks us to pick a piece of music we would like to learn, and he finds the music for it, which is something I enjoy a lot. George is nice and silly sometimes too; he doesn't get mad and is patient when we are learning.
I have learned a lot from George over the years and he makes it fun to learn the piano.