Jeff Spicer Piano

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Piano Lessons

WELCOME! 

I teach piano to children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults.


I teach piano lessons in my private teaching studio at :

Campbell Community Center, Room K59 

One West Campbell Ave. Campbell, CA

Monday through Thursday 11:30 - 8:00 PM and Saturdays 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM.


LESSON RATES: 

$45 per 30 minute lesson. ($180 per month) Each student takes one lesson each week at a set time/day.

Please wear a mask to your lesson.


WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

I teach with PIANO ADVENTURES curriculum which is currently the most popular teaching method. It provides an excellent training for sight reading utilizing a Lesson book, Theory book, and Performance book, in 5 progressive levels.

I am not a teacher who skips around a lot with many different books. I like to progressively teach each student level by level fully educating them from the Beginner to the Early Advanced level. In a typical 30 minute lesson I will go over the assigned songs, discuss the new concepts of 1 or 2 new songs, have the child try to play the new songs, assign a theory page, and also review pieces they have already learned. I also supplement with songs that the child is familiar with and enjoys playing. I teach in a contemporary style and have a patient and gentle personality. I do not teach ONLY CLASSICAL MUSIC. I do teach Classical, as well as all other styles of music the student enjoys - Star Wars, Disney movies, Broadway tunes, music on the radio, Country, Rock, Blues, Jazz, etc..

My main objectives are to develop in the child a passion for music, and the ability to read music at whatever level they are able to progress to. I believe learning music is about exploring and having fun, and I want to help each child reach their own goals and capabilities. 


ATTENDING LESSONS WITH YOUR CHILD

If your child is age 5 or 6, a parent will need to be in the lesson with the child to learn along with the child and help them during the class and throughout the week at home in their practice time


PRACTICE COMMITMENT:

Each student upon beginning lessons must commit to practice the assigned songs and exercises

20 minutes a day, 5 days each week.


CHOOSING YOUR FIRST KEYBOARD
Each student must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice on. If you are choosing your first keyboard, I would highly recommend the Yamaha Piaggero NP-12.  The cost is around $200 and it is an excellent choice. You will also need to purchase a keyboard stand.  When choosing a keyboard make sure it has a pedal capability and “Touch Sensitivity”, in other words…when you press the keys hard it makes a loud sound, and when you press the keys softly it makes a quiet sound.

DO YOU HAVE PIANO RECITALS?

Yes! Each year on a Saturday in May I hold a piano recital at a local church. I do not make participation manditory but I highly encourage students to come and play two songs for their parents.


WHERE DO I PURCHASE MUSIC?

Parents provide the music and learning materials for the child.

You can purchase new music at the local music store: 

MUSIC VILLAGE  2971 Union Ave. in San Jose

or online. Amazon can be confusing at times with so many millions of books, I recommend a website

for purchasing music called SheetMusicPlus.com   

PLEASE ALWAYS BUY NEW, NOT USED books.


*Please let me know if your child has dyslexia, autism, or any disabilities that I should be aware of

so I will know how to best work with them. 


HOW DO WE START?

Email or text is usually the best way to first contact me as many times I am busy teaching. You can also call me and we can discuss lessons further and I can answer any questions you may have. 

Our FIRST LESSON is a 20 minute free trial lesson so you can see my teaching style and personality, and decide if it is a good fit for your child. I look forward to hearing from you!


JEFF SPICER     

email:  [email protected]

cell:  (408)893-4442