Brandy’s Piano Studio is located in Orange County, Fullerton, CA; however, technology, thankfully, has given me the opportunity to work with students all across the world.
Under my teaching, students are encouraged to have fun, actively engage in lessons, and be their authentic self. As a result, we often share stories, listen to one another, and laugh together. But more importantly, we share in the love and joy of learning to play piano and make music.
The basic method of instruction in my studio is the weekly private in-studio or online lesson, enhanced by video exchanges, games, written assignments, and performance opportunities. Each week time is spent on technical exercises, fingering, sight-reading, theory assignments, improvisation/composition activities, and polishing repertoire. Repertoire includes various works from the different musical eras (i.e. the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque Age, Classical Period, Romantic Era, and Twentieth Century) but is mostly driven by the desire and goal of each student. Students are encouraged to memorize and polish pieces to performance.
For preschoolers, time is spent on songs, rhymes, games, math and imaginative activities to keep your child engaged. Musical excerpts and keyboard activities, clapping rhythms, identifying correct finger usage and increasing keyboard awareness are also areas of focus with my preschoolers.
To help nurture student originality and grow the imagination emphasis is placed on improvisation and composition activities. This will allow students to apply theory learned to develop their own musical genius and creativity.
Students and parents should be aware of the importance of practice. Practice determines the students’ success as a musician. Parents of young students should be involved in their child’s musical education and development. Tips are provided to educate you on how to best work with your preschooler or young beginner. Feedback is also provided regularly to help improve the students’ performance and creative ability.
Music study contributes to our personal growth and benefits everyone no matter the age. My studio is open to the preschooler ages 3-5 and the beginner student, age 5 to adult.
If you are looking to develop your music education and explore your love of music through playing the piano, you will enjoy working with Brandy!