Piano / Composition

Ivory in Ice World at Chop Suey

Ivory in Ice World at Chop Suey

I am an enthu­si­as­tic piano teacher who loves my job! I believe that piano lessons should be enjoy­able, build con­fi­dence, and instill a thirst for knowl­edge. The devel­op­ment of a strong foun­da­tion in tech­nique and the­ory is nat­u­rally para­mount, but the nur­tur­ing of my stu­dents’ cre­ative impulses and per­sonal inter­ests is also of tremen­dous impor­tance to me. I can travel to your home for on-site lessons any­where in Cen­tral Seattle.

Kid Hands

Begin­ning and Inter­me­di­ate Piano

Ages 4 to 6 — Begin­ning piano, ear train­ing and foun­da­tional music the­ory, learn­ing with fun inter­ac­tive games and activ­i­ties, singing and movement.

Ages 7 to 10 — Begin­ning and Inter­me­di­ate piano, foun­da­tional music the­ory, ear train­ing and musi­cian­ship, learn­ing clas­si­cal tech­nique through prac­tic­ing songs, play­ing songs from dif­fer­ent time peri­ods and cul­tures and learn­ing their his­tory, inter­ac­tive games, site singing and improvisation.

Piano, Com­po­si­tion and Musicianship +

Ages 10 and up — Begin­ning and Inter­me­di­ate piano and com­po­si­tion, learn­ing clas­si­cal, jazz and rock tech­nique through prac­tic­ing songs, play­ing songs from dif­fer­ent time peri­ods and cul­tures, impro­vi­sa­tion, and cre­at­ing your own songs and music.

+ Band Lead­er­ship — Once the stu­dent has devel­oped a foun­da­tion in piano and music the­ory we can expand the lessons to include or focus on band lead­er­ship, piano as a com­po­si­tional tool, and songwriting.

Clara Rockmore and Leon Theremin

Clara Rock­more and Leon Theremin

+ Audio Engi­neer­ing — For stu­dents that are inter­ested in record­ing their own music and using pro­gram­ming or record­ing as a com­po­si­tional tool.

+ Vocal Tech­nique — For stu­dents inter­ested in devel­op­ing clas­si­cal, pop, rock and jazz vocal tech­nique, devel­op­ing deliv­ery, style and phras­ing, prepar­ing for stu­dio record­ing and micro­phone technique.

Rates:

30 minute les­son = $35
45 minute les­son = $45
1 hour les­son = $60
plus a $5 fee for travel

If you are inter­ested in sched­ul­ing a les­son please email me via my con­tact page.

Thank you,

Ivory Smith