Jeff Spicer Piano

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Piano Lessons

WELCOME! 

It is my joy to teach children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults.


I teach piano lessons online with Zoom, in person at Campbell Community Center, 

and at the home in West San Jose and Campbell.

Monday through Friday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


LESSON RATES: 

Online Zoom and Studio lessons $40 per 30 minute lesson.  

In-Home lessons $50 per 30 min 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. 


ONLINE LESSONS:

Due to the nature of online lessons, I must ask that a parent accompany a child that is age 5 - 7 in the lesson.The parent will learn piano along with the child, point out things, and help give direction at home to their child. Usually by age 8 the child is comfortable to learn alone online.


DO YOU PROVIDE TESTING OF LEVELS OR CERTIFICATE OF MERIT PROGRAM?

No. If you want CM testing, I would suggest that your child go ahead and take piano lessons with me for a long period of time until they reach Intermediate level 5. At that time, if you want your child tested you can transition to another teacher who does testing.


PRACTICE COMMITMENT:

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

20 minutes a day, 5 days each week.


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.


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

*Parents will need to purchase music books and materials from the music store or online.


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