"I never dreamt that with my own two hands, I could touch the sky."  --Sappho

"I never dreamt that with my own two hands, I could touch the sky."  --Sappho

Students at Mindful Music don’t just learn a few pieces to play; they develop the habits and skills of well-rounded creative musicians.  Jonathan’s nurturing and patient approach makes practicing fun and empowering for each student. Lessons at all levels include the following:

  1. Mindfulness Exercises: for developing mental focus, confidence, and physical awareness

  2. Piano technique studies: consisting of scales, arpeggios, chords, and warm-up exercises for developing strength, flexibility, accuracy, and coordination of the hands

  3. Repertoire: practicing and performing stimulating pieces representing a variety of styles and time periods

  4. Musicianship: music theory, history, and ear training to develop musical creativity and understanding

  5. Sight reading: to enable the student to learn music independently of the teacher

  6. Accompanying skills (optional- for advancing students): keyboard harmony (playing lead sheets), and other skills needed to play popular and classical music with others

Three types of lessons are offered to meet each student’s age, skill level, and musical goals:

  • 30 minute lessons: for young beginning students
  • 45 minute lessons: for beginning and intermediate students, age 11 through adult
  • 60 minute lessons: for advanced students age 11 through adults

Students will have the opportunity to perform in recitals, informal master classes, and auditions according to their needs.