I began exploring piano around middle school, with the help of some keyboard knowledge from school
percussion (xylophone, marimba, etc, where I learned to read music). I found the possiblities fascinating
on piano, with the various chords and chord progressions that could be made.
I worked on some classical pieces in high school with a private teacher - some Rachmaninoff, Chopin, etc... In college, I took classical piano lessons as well as part of my first major of Music Composition at the University of Oklahoma (2008-2010), and then I continued classical piano at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, being there from 2010-2014. I graduated with my BA in Music in the spring of 2014, with a piano emphasis, as I performed a senior recital for piano, as well as some vocal+piano pieces.
My senior recital program included the following pieces: Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique - 3 movements, Bach's Partita 1 - Praeludium, in B flat, Étude in C-sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin, Gershwin's Prelude 1 (Allegro ben ritmato e deciso), George Winston's "Dubuque", feauturing special muted string effects, Grieg's Notturno, Op. 54 No. 4, and George Winston's "Graduation". It also included the following vocal+piano pieces: The Impossible Dream, from Man of La Mancha, music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, Edelweiss, from Sound of Music, You Raise Me Up - music by Secret Garden's Rolf Løvland and lyrics by Brendan Grahamand, and Blessed Assurance.
Watch youtube videos of recital here: Senior Recital - Part 1, Senior Recital - Part 2, Senior Recital - Part 3.
If you are interested or have more questions, please give me, Greg Wilson, a call or a text or send me an email:
316-771-9721 // email@example.com
I have taught people of various ages piano, from a 5 year old girl to an elderly woman. I have written some curriculum of my own which I will continue working on when I have time, but also can make use of various curriculum material popularly used for reading sheet music, as well as repertoire books for classical music.
If you would like to give it a shot and do a first lesson with me (Greg), I teach in person (Wichita, KS) OR I can do online video call lessons through the app of your choice, although I prefer the 'Zoom' video call app, or Skype.
$10 - First Lesson
$20 - 30 min lesson
$25 - 45 min lesson
$30 - 1 hour lesson
If you would like to take online video lessons, please have your device set up at your piano or keyboard and we'll jump in! I will have my smartphone clipped into a holder that can get a nice bird's eye view of my hands and my keyboard. If you are in the Wichita, KS area, maybe you or your child would like in person lessons! - just let me know - I am at 2415 W 13th St next to Ace Hardware in the breezeway.