Private Piano Lessons by Keith Gary
$40/half hour, $80/hour
I began teaching piano lessons to child beginners in 1997, while I was still in high school. Even back then, I remember the joy of watching my students progress as musicians and gain confidence in themselves as they learned to play the piano.
Though my professional life in audio has taken me down many different paths in the last twenty years, it has come full circle. I am resuming my role as an educator of piano and currently taking students for private lessons.
I specialize in teaching beginning children because I tend to work well with children, and I know how to keep them encouraged and engaged in time tested teaching methods, while incorporating some improvisation and free play into their lessons. I believe that learning music should always be FUN, and not a chore. After all, if the student isn't having any fun, they tend to check out and eventually quit.
My teaching and playing style stem from the classical approach, which includes reading sheet music from the page. If you are looking for jazz or other alternative teaching methods, I am not the teacher for you. However, after nine semesters of extensive study with Dr. Timothy Woolsey at Texas State University and a wealth of experience performing and recording (see Hollywood credits above!), I am capable of guiding an intermediate or advanced student toward great leaps in terms of both technicality and musicality.
Interested in lessons? Give me a call and let's discuss! Now serving the Central Austin area in the Travis Heights neighborhood, although I will travel to your home for lessons (incurs an additional $10 per half hour for travel time and expenses.)