Instruction


 

Lessons are 30 - 60 minutes. Lessons with kids and young adults focus on meeting the student where they're at, and encouraging them to continue to develop their skills as a musician and pianist. For students new to instruments and reading music, we focus on understanding musical patterns, dexterity, and musicality. For more advanced or older beginner students we focus on all those things, plus we begin to incorporate musical taste and style preferences into lessons and the pieces we'll work on.  

Piano lessons for kids and young adults.

As a second generation piano instructor, and life long student, my lessons are focused on the fundamentals of piano playing while creating an open and engaging environment for beginning students to explore music. I use the Faber Piano Adventure Series as a guide for instruction, which is a “student-centered approach using analysis, creativity, and expression to develop a 'musical mind and heart'.”

Guitar lessons for beginners.

Guitar lessons help young students become acquainted with the instrument and develop a strong foundation to expand their comfort level playing new music. We work on chord memorization, strumming patterns and fluidity of chord changes while playing songs while working on developing dexterity and confidence with the instrument.

Lessons for vocalists.

Lessons can be 30 to 60 minutes. As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, I can help you hone your skills to accompany yourself. We can focus on original or cover songs, and we'll work on fluid chord changes, simplifying arrangements, and reading lead sheets, as well as vocal technique and warm up exercises. We can also focus on guitar accompaniment in these lessons as well. Some level of singing experience is required, and student must be proficient at the instrument they are accompanying with.

Songwriting for beginners.

Let's explore the creative process! These individualized lessons will focus on exploring creative methods for songwriting, creating finished songs, and review. Lessons can be 30 to 60 minutes.

Lessons start at $25 / 30 minutes.

My studio is located in the Old North End of Burlington.

 

"Emma is a really good piano teacher, because she is really nice and teaches fun stuff."

                    - Emery, 6

 

"I know Emma is having fun during Emery's [lesson]! She is patient and extremely knowledgable. We love Emma!"

                 - Bethany (Emery's Mom)