I offer Music lessons in
you are thinking of learning the piano or organ, give me a call to discuss
requirements and terms. Music lessons can add so much to the value of our lives
and the efficacy of children's education beyond the instrument they are
Whether you or your child are extraordinarily gifted or not, whether you have time to practice a great deal or not, you can still gain from music lessons. Of course, the more time you can devote to practice, the more progress you will make, however I can work with students with limited time. Although limited time-span for education is a little easier to deal with with the advent of online colleges, it is always best to use a hands-on instructor when it comes to musical instruments.
All ages from four to ninety four are welcome.
All levels are welcome -- from early beginners to university diploma levels.
Ninive Clements Calegari
The formation of the young in a positive way
is of utmost importance. The City of
The teacher should impart a greater understanding of the purpose of learning music to the student's larger life, as well as a greater appreciation of music as a whole. As a teacher I am always looking for ways to explain new concepts better to each individual in ways they can understand, according to their personality and interests. My studies in psychology have given me great insight into the workings of the mind and psyche enabling me to match efficiently my teaching style to the student's needs. Much teaching involves the traumatising of students, which destroys their ability to enjoy playing or to perform in a relaxed and effective manner. My studies in Trauma Healing have shown me how I can assist a student in releasing these pent-up energies (trapped in the nervous system) that block their successful public performance.
Music is one activity that combines all our modalities of learning: sight, hearing, touch, and thinking. It increases a student's self-discipline while increasing the brain's complexity and hence ability to learn other skills such as mathematics and language. It is now known that learning music at an early age even reduces the likelihood of Alzheimers in later years.
My own years of study of piano, viola, and organ from twenty different teachers have shown me what works and what does not work! I can even trace my teacher - student lineage back to Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Rubinstein, and Ludwig van Beethoven. These many years of study and multiplicity of teachers have encompassed both modern and historic performance techniques. Add to that my extensive experience as a recitalist on organ and piano and thirty years of teaching amateur choirs and you have a well-versed empathetic teacher with exceptional communication skills.
In my curriculum I aim for a well-rounded education including an understanding of each style of music and period, technique, reading skills, harmony and chord formation, playing from a lead-line, accompaniment patterns, improvisation, and aural skills. By a special method of finger yoga I strengthen the fingers and make them more supple. I choose pieces and books that strengthen my teaching methods and keep the student's interest alive.
Why not come and meet me. Take one or two lessons to experience the difference of a REAL TEACHER who understands and cares for his students and their overall welfare!
Fees may be
discussed when you call.
Fees are based upon a weekly lesson. Postponing a lesson is possible with more than 24 hours notice. A lesson cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged for. For a discussion of policies on missed lessons, please go to the following professional page:
There is a 20% discount for those students who wish to pay for a complete school term in advance.
The One Year Course Challenge
Yes, it is possible for a TEENAGER or an ADULT to learn basic piano in only one year! "How?" you may ask. It is really quite simple:
I have only had ONE student who finished the course in one year! Why? Because she practised one hour every day. Most students do not practise for an hour every day, so they progress more slowly. It is all in the practice folks!
Are YOU up to the challenge?
If so, call me.
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