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About Me:
My pedagogical philosophy is somewhat traditional, but open when it comes to the song selection and genres of music. I believe it is important to develop strong technique and sight reading abilities, while understanding the music through ear training and theory analysis. Students should have a foundation in classical piano to equip them with the proper technique and musical foundations for other styles as well. Most importantly, the lessons have to be enjoyable and productive for the student. I encourage my students to play music they will thoroughly enjoy. I strongly encourage them to compose and improvise from the very beginning as music is a tonal language and just as we improvise when we speak, being able to improvise on piano helps build musical fluency. I enjoy working with adult students as they are naturally motivated.

Ages:
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult

Experience:

  • Piano Instructor [1997 - Present]
    • West Music, Coralville [Feb 1997 - May 2004]
    • J. Page Studio, 1570 S. 1st Ave, Iowa City [Jun 2005 - Present]
    • The majority of my students have been between the ages of 7 and 18, but I have also had experience with very young and adult students. I have taught the following genres of music: jazz, blues, classical, pop, and rock.
  • Church musician -t St. Wenceslaus Church (Nov. 1992 - l Aug. 1996).
  • Pianist, Von Maur - Iowa City (March 1996 - l Sept. 1999).
  • Substitute organist at First Church Scientist. (1997 - 2009).
  • I perform at wedding ceremonies, parties, and other events. [1994 - Present]

Education:
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (BS ), Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana (1973)

 
Studio Location
1570 1st Ave. Suite K
Iowa City, IA 52240
 
Phone
(319) 248-2966
 

 
Website
jpagepianostudio.com