We offer Individual Piano Instruction with the Emphasis upon the Musical Development and Integration of the Whole Person…Beginners or Advanced, Children and Adults. Member National Guild of Piano Teachers.
High standards for the student desiring a solid classical background, which will prepare him for performance in ANY category of music. Learn how to acquire technique (develop your “chops”) to build your maximum finger independence and overall strength for clean, even playing and the dependability of hands and fingers to control tone, whether in the softest or heaviest of playing.
Improvisation Encouraged! Learn how to play anything on the printed page and learn to play anything you can sing! To begin, we find all of the notes of a simple melody, then, add the harmony of chords that go with that melody. Learn how to play a piece of music in different time signatures and transpose it into different keys and different styles. Learn to read Chord Symbols.
When we learn not only how to read and play a musical score; but also, how to develop our ear, then our entire musicianship potential, enters into the process of immense growth-for the rest of our lives! In the absence of this dual concentration, a significant portion of the brain remains undeveloped and, sadly, many experiences of great joy are totally missed.
One of the most essential skills of the true artist, is the development of a heightened ability to listen to what he is “getting back” as he plays. Indeed, the development of one’s ability to listen additionally heightens awareness in all life experiences!
While learning to play the piano, we discover that the piano affords us the most amazing and unique opportunity to learn to think as a conductor thinks. As a pianist, we are in charge of rehearsals, the faithfulness to a score, the tempo, the energy and mood, the “soloists” (and whether or not our melodies truly do sing!).
Add to this, the accompaniment, the rhythm, the harmony and serious care re: the quality of the experience our listening, feeling audience will have. Even though it is a lot to pull together, if we begin thinking in this way, while working on an elementary level, the necessary skills are given the chance to gradually and comfortably, begin to slide into place!
Once how to practice is well established, we find that we can master our pieces, and advance much faster than earlier, we might ever have thought possible!
Professional Associations & Certifications
- National Guild of Piano Teachers, BMI
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|City||Frisco , TX|
|Address||10909 Paisano Drive|
|Phone Number||(214) 387-7703|
Andrea Marsavonian, as a child prodigy, began her musical career when only two and a half years old. She astonished her parents and guests by climbing up to the piano and playing a familiar melody in its entirety with both hands. At age four and a half, Andrea began her formal musical studies and her perfect pitch was discovered. A winner of the Bland Memorial Scholarship, The Hermitage Foundation Scholarship, and the Paderewski Gold Medal awarded by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Andrea studied with Marion White, Mary Goode Brooke, Bristow Hardin, Armand Basile of the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and Irwin Freundlich of the Julliard School. She made her New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall.
Promotions & Discounts
DO YOU ONLY HAVE A TEMPORARY CONDITION?
IF you were ever told that YOU CANNOT CARRY A TUNE,
it may only be a temporary condition!
Many people have been told that they cannot carry a tune AND that they are just
NOT MUSICAL people! It has been my experience that for most people, I can
demonstrate that what they have been told is NOT true and that it should not be
a "life sentence"!
If you are one of these people, regardless of your age, do not miss an
opportunity to find out what may have never been revealed to you!
It is so simple that I can promise you an understanding that everyone
DESERVES to have!
Join others who also have been told that they cannot carry a tune, and
find out if what you have been told is true, OR if what you have been told
is only a temporary condition.
This is a free-of-charge demonstration event! With a RESERVATION, (seating is limited)
it is free, open to the public and is made available to our community as a public service.
Date: Saturday, JUNE 18, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Andrea Marsavonian School of Music, between Hillcrest and Inglenook Drives
in Frisco, TX. 75035
Reservations REQUIRED for Limited Seating. (214) 387-7703