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  • Adult Piano Methods
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  • Children's Piano Methods
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Beginning Piano
  • Intermediate Piano
     
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    Patti LengOffering private lessons in
    Kirkland, Washington
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    Introduction
    People often say, "Patti lives in a world of, 'I think I can,' and 'Oh God! Please help me!'" I grew up here in the Northwest: never overly bright, but ever tenacious. I know from experience, that if a child or adult really wants to learn how to play the piano, they will go far: and the journey will be a fun one. Rhythm is a game we love to play. And melody is a delightful experience. Chords and theory can make sense and it all fits together to create the wonderful world we call music.

    My Teaching Background
    I have been teaching piano since 1993 and am so pleased with the wonderful progress each student makes. We have such great opportunities we can offer students. There is so much out there to draw from. There's so much to pass on to the next generation. I graduated Cum Laude from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelors in Music Theory & Literature while my daughters were in High School and Jr. High. I have continued studies at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University where I pop in to take a class every now and then. Many music publishers also offer great workshops to both show off their new curriculum and equip teachers to better serve their students. Graded materials make sure nothing is left out in a student's learning experience and a wide variety of music at every level caters to students interests.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    I have taught Piano, Guitar, Violin and Cello, but what I enjoy most is Piano. It is so basic to music understanding. Once a student has the background that Piano gives them, they can translate that knowledge to any instrument. Rhythm doesn't change. Notes are always a to g. Chords can be translated from piano to string quartet any time a student wants to expand their base. But to get a well rounded understanding of music, it's all there at the keyboard or piano: all right at our ten finger tips.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach piano out of my home studio. Piano lessons are $30 a week. Weekly lessons are paid for at the beginning of each month. The beginning of the month is a good time to let me know if you have a vacation planned during the month. The first lesson is considered a free trial lesson. I like for us to get acquainted, and to make sure we are a good fit.

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