Jeff Spicer Piano

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Piano Lessons

WELCOME! 

It is my joy to teach children ages 6 and up, teens, and adults to read music and play piano.


I teach piano at Music Village located at 2971 Union Avenue in San Jose.

HOURS: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

11:00 - 6:00 Wednesdays and Fridays


LESSON RATE: $40 per 30 minute lesson. $160 per month


WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

I teach using a curriculum called PIANO ADVENTURES which provides an excellent training for sight reading utilizing a Lesson book, Theory book, Performance book, and Sight Reading book in

five 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 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 don't teach only Classical music. I do teach Classical, as well as all other styles of music the student enjoys.

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 only want to help each child reach their own goals and capabilities.

 

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

No. I suggest that we begin learning music for a period of time until the child reaches the Intermediate level. Later, 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.


WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SYSTEM AND MAKEUP POLICY?

*September - May:  Payment is collected at the beginning of each month for 4 weekly lessons. 

The months with only 3 lessons due to holidays are balanced by the months that have 5 lessons. 

*If you miss a lesson, I can offer you a makeup lesson if I have a cancelation.

Makeup Policy:

*24 Hour Notice of lesson cancelation is required to qualify for a makeup lesson.

*I can offer each student ONE makeup every 3 months if I have time.


HOW DO WE START?

Email is the best way to contact me to set up a first lesson. You can also call me if you have any further questions or would like to chat before we start.

The first lesson is a TRIAL LESSON. It is an opportunity to meet me, see my teaching style, and decide if it is a good fit for your child.  


JEFF SPICER     

email:  [email protected]

cell:  (408)893-4442