Advanced & Specialized Lessons
All Advanced and Specialized lessons are 45-minutes long.
Khoi, 14: "La La Land Medley"
Erin, 16: "Lady Gaga Fugue"
Advanced student lessons
Advanced level students' have typically studied piano for 7-8 years, mastered most scales (major & minor) and their corresponding chords, and can play complex music (meters, key signatures, note values, time periods, etc.). Repertoire for advanced students comes from a collaborative discussion with Jim. Students typically have genres or composers they want to explore; Jim presents additional repertoire he thinks they will appreciate and from which they will learn new musical or technical concepts.
Students can prepare for, audition for, and participate in events offered by professional organizations to which Jim belongs and other musical organizations through the state.
Coaching on specialized areas of study (below) can also be part of regular lessons.
Study will include weekly private lessons, participation in group studio performance sessions and keyboard jam recitals.