Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Piano Meditations: Lessons by appointment

Have you always wanted to play the piano but have been a little intimidated?

Or maybe you studied the piano for a while when you were a kid but gave it up because it was a drag?

If there's something in you that still longs to feel at ease on the piano keys, please give my Piano Meditations a try.

You can't play a wrong note!
Click on "Piano Improv" at the top of this page.

Registration:  Contact Simone, 206-841-5169 or simone@ladrumma.com

Learn to Play Piano By Ear! Lessons by Appointment

Do you have some piano background but feel like you're a "slave" to the written music and would like to learn how to play piano by ear? 

I can help you do that!

RATES:  $40/hour

WHERE: My home in Seattle's Central District

* If you have a piano, I might come to you. Call me to chat.

REGISTRATION: Contact Simone at (206) 841-5169 or simone@ladrumma.com

DEFANGING MUSIC: A new One-Hour Private Class.

Are you afraid to play musical instruments? 

Do you think something bad will happen if you hit a “wrong” note? When you were young, did they (teachers, etc.) perform a “joy-ectomy” on the music? (When I was a kid, in the Dark Ages, educators had the nerve to call this torture “Music Appreciation.”) Were you led to believe that you were “hopeless” when it comes to singing or playing? 

In Defanging Music, you’ll have an opportunity to explore several different instruments, and to PLAY them as an uninhibited child might. Besides making sounds on a variety of percussion instruments (congas, djembes, bells, shakers, etc.), you’ll also strum a ukulele, noodle on a keyboard … and more. And most of it, improvisationally. That means there is nothing to read, no “right” or “wrong” notes, and the music lives only in this moment.

I hope I can inspire you to explore the wonderful world of music, and to realize that you’re never too old to learn to play a musical instrument.

REGISTRATION: Contact Simone at (206) 841-5169 or simone@ladrumma.com