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.
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Providing Individual Piano Instruction, in the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, and Allen, Texas area, 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.
I took lessons from Ms. Andrea for many years. She's not what I'd call your average teacher. What can I say folks... what a gem she is and a rare find. Her wonderful personality and passion for teaching everyone from adults to children, her skills and training, and her amazing piano playing will make u fall off your chair. Somehow she makes learning piano exciting and so much fun..never a drag.! And then, I can't say enough about her awesome smile that just lights you up every time you walk in her studio. If there were more than 5 stars.. believe, I'd give them to her.
We have been very blessed to have Miss Andrea as our daughter's piano teacher. She is an extremely talented pianist and excellent teacher. Our daughter has acquired a solid foundation and understanding of the piano as well as music. Miss Andrea has helped her to express herself creatively through music with the real knowledge that only can be taught by a real and true artist.
Ms. Marsavonian is at the top of her class as an instructor, she has the patience of an angel and takes the time to ensure that her pupils understand every phase of their lessons. What an excellent pianist she is in addition to teaching. She hears everything, every note and nuance of the music she so obviously loves. She not only teaches her pupils to play but also instills a love of music in each one who happens to come to her class. She is outstanding and anyone having the opportunity to learn from her has been blessed with God given talent.
Andrea is a wonderful pianist, accomplished composer, and a great teacher. I highly recommend her!