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I offer lessons in:

  • Accompanying
  • Arranging
  • Ear Training
  • Hymn Improvisation
  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Contemporary Christian Keyboard
  • Pop / Rock Keyboard
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Percussion
  • Classical Piano
  • Popular Piano
  • All Other Piano
  • Early Childhood Piano
  • Beginning Piano

    I also have these skills:

    • Audio Production
    • Bongos
    • Conga
    • Djembe
     
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    Samuel LeeOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    At Music Sprout, our teacher, Samuel Lee, adapts the newest and most proven ways to create an innovative and encouraging environment for students to become successful.

    We offer:
    1.) Private/group piano lesson for adults and children (4+)
    2.) Babies/Toddlers music class (0-5)
    3.) Wedding/Events pianist
    4.) Piano purhcase consultation

    My Teaching Background
    Samuel Lee began his love for the piano since six years old. Excel in numerous United Kingdom examinations from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Then, he further studied music in University of Washington. Upon graduating from the University of Washington, Samuel worked as a music teacher and piano sales consultant at the Piano Store in Kent, Washington. In 2002, Samuel established Music Sprout Piano Studio in Seattle (Beacon Hill), Washington to provide private lessons incorporating various high-tech techniques. Samuel’s ability to communicate the fundamental of piano techniques and motivate children has allowed his students to discover the enjoyment in music and inspiring their creativity. Besides teaching, he also serves as pianist at various special events, from weddings to praise team sessions at churches.

    Samuel is an active participant of Seattle Music Teacher Association (SMTA) where he attends meetings and conferences regularly to develop relationships with other piano teachers to share their insights in teaching techniques. By attending performances and concerts regularly, Samuel is constantly enhancing his skills and passions for music. Samuel also organizes concerts and recitals regularly along with his students in concert halls and senior nursing homes with the intent to give back to the community.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Teaching Philosophy
    Unlike some of the traditional styles of teaching, where the focus is always on songs and piano technique, our pedagogy (teaching philosophy) is focused on teaching the music concept as the fundamental block. Once the student acquires the fundamental block through different activities (ear training, theory, body movement, song, etc.), one can apply skill to any kind of music. This is what we believe to be a complete music learning experience.

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    Age-specific Programs
    At Music Sprout we use the most updated, industry leading materials applicable for different age groups. We realize that no single book can suite everyone.

    Age 4-6: Music for Little Mozart by Christine H. Barden, Gayle Kowalchyk & E.L. Lancaster (Alfred publishing)

    Age 5-6: My First Piano by Faber and Faber (FJH publishing)

    Age 7-15: Piano Adventure by Faber and Faber (FJH publishing)

    Adult: Adult Piano Adventure by Faber and Faber (FJH publishing)

    Adults with previous piano experience: I Used to Play Piano By E. L. Lancaster, Victoria McArthur, and Various Composers (Alfred publishing)

    Besides using a series lesson book, we will utilize supplemental material in theory, ear training, and technique. In addition, we will provide other sources in photocopy form.

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    Fun Activities
    Besides sitting in front of the piano during our lessons, we create music games to drill on different music concepts in a fun and interactive way.

    The following are samples of fun activities used:
    Eurhythmic (body movement)
    Music games
    Solfege sight singing
    Sight reading
    Improvisation
    Ear training
    Theory
    Piano technique
    Artistry
    Music history
    Composition
    Music software
    Lessons are geared for fun!

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    Using Cutting Edge Technology
    MIDI or Accompaniment CD track
    With the limited skill of the student at the beginning, music may seem quite complicated.

    However, music can be made to sound wonderful when played as a whole ensemble/band with some help from today’s technology like MIDI or Accompaniment CD track.


    Digital piano
    With basic keyboard skills and a digital piano/keyboard, you can apply your keyboard skills to play another instrument. For example, some songs are actually written for a guitar. With the use of a digital piano, a guitar song will definitely sound so much better as it was originally written.

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    Equipment
    At Music Sprout, we host four top-notch pianos and keyboards for students to express their creativity and play like a pro.


    6'2" Steinway Boston Grand Piano
    The Steinway designed Boston Piano is unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value and combines the highest musical standards with state-of-the-art technology to deliver a level of performance far superior to any instrument in its range. As the preferred piano of major Music Festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, Brevard, and Bowdoin, the Boston piano has received rave reviews from prestigious music publications, as well as, performing artists, music conservatories and piano educators worldwide.


    Suzuki Mini Grande Digital Piano
    With more than 100 keyboard sounds to choose from, students would never get bored playing a simple song with different kind of sounds and rhythms. This digital piano is an excellent choice for beginner and intermediate piano/keyboard students.


    Roland Fantom – X8
    This workstation is a dream come true for all keyboardists. With more than over 2000 sounds, students can start a one-man band with a microphone and by pressing a couple of buttons. Besides playing the Fantom live, students can spend endless hours on this power horse to arrange commercial grade music. Madonna even used it on her tour. This workstation is an excellent choice for beginning and intermediate keyboard students.


    Yamaha P 60
    With rich Yamaha grand piano sound and a graded hammer keyboard, this portable stage piano is suitable for playing at any gig. This keyboard is an excellent choice for all level piano/keyboard students in a portable situation.


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    Two Lessons Per Week Option
    Minimize frustrating practice time at the beginning stage.
    Close up attention to ensure proper growth at the early stage.
    Speed up the learning process.

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    Flexible Learning Environment
    Students can select their choice of music to work with and explore other styles like Pop, Country, Christian, Jazz, and etc.

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    Performance and exam
    Each summer our annual recital is held at Sherman Clay. Every student will have a chance to enjoy playing their pieces on a piano worth more than $100, 000. In December, students will serve the community by performing a Christmas concert at a senior home/nursing facility.


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    Community Service
    Each year, students perform in a Christmas concert at s nursing facility/senior center in the Seattle area. Each year, 10% of the student’s tuition goes to a Music Sprout Scholarship. The scholarship provides financially challenged families opportunities for a music learning experience. The Music Sprout faculty also regularly volunteers their teaching to under privileged areas.

    Rates And Availability
    Private Lesson Tuition:

    Weekly Minutes 60 45 30
    Weekly Tuition 42 33 24



    Semi-Private Lesson Tuition (2 persons):

    Weekly Minutes 60 45 30
    Weekly Tuition 32 25 19