In-Home Piano LessonsSubject:
Hello! A little about me… I’ve been playing the piano for 20 years now. As a kid, I didn’t particularly enjoy practicing, and only did so when my parents nudged me. At age 15, I lived in France for several months with a host family. Throughout that period, playing piano made me feel at home, and being able to play on my own terms without any external pressure made me realize I wholeheartedly loved it. Everywhere I went, I found a piano to play. In restaurants, hotel lobbies, wineries, book shops, people’s homes. The piano is a solace sprinkled across the globe, a language everyone understands and appreciates. That is my favorite part. Between the ages of 5 and 18 I took private lessons weekly, focusing on classical music, alongside music theory courses at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I received an honorable mention in the “Kids Play the Darndest Things” piano competition and received 1st place in the Marin County Fair Junior Star Search Piano Contest multiple years in a row. At 17, I attended the California State Summer School for the Arts where I played in an ensemble and further honed my musical abilities. In college, I volunteered as piano accompanist for the Hooligan Theatre Company. As a graduate student, I acquired my own upright piano (his name is Moby). Since then, I’ve been playing for leisure. My favorite composers include Rachmaninoff, Ludovico Einaudi, and Debussy. The Cascade Method makes learning piano a pleasant and rewarding experience, rather than a chore, which is key in keeping kids invested and excited about furthering their skills with more intricate pieces. Throughout my childhood, my parents told me, “One day you’ll thank us for signing you up for
piano lessons.” Today, I thank them, and excitedly look forward to sharing this gift with others.