I’m all about cultivating a life-long love of music and creating a musical community where learning music is engaging, rewarding, and fun.
I believe music should be a creative outlet, an art, so in addition to learning the basics of reading and playing music (musical fluency, theory), my students also learn the creative side of making music: how to create their own music (composition), take a song and make it their own (arranging), play along with other musicians (accompaniment), and to sit down at the instrument and just play according to their mood (improvisation). These are the skills of a well-rounded musician.
I strongly value personal growth, learning, excellence, positivity, and creativity, and I hope to inspire these values in my students. My goal is for students to feel challenged, but never frustrated. I believe in the concept of “easy plus one”, or scaffolding, to make learning feel easy. Music lessons should be an enjoyable experience! What do I consistently hear from studio parents? “I wish piano was taught this way when I was a kid!” My favorite feedback from a studio parent is that my program “fosters a love of music.”
All lessons and classes are taught by me, Linda Bernardi, a certified Simply Music Piano teacher, in either my comfortable backyard studio (during these Covid times!) or online from the comfort of your own home! Students will not be lost in a large music school, nor will your child be shuffled from one teacher to the next. Instead, your child will receive my consistent, personal coaching and support.
To maximize student success, you, the parent, will be attending and participating in your child’s music lessons. Through this involvement, you’ll know exactly what your child is learning, allowing you to provide hands-on support at home between lessons to maximize your child’s success. And, no, you don’t need to have a musical background yourself… I’ll be coaching you, too. We’re a team!
If you have any questions, just let me know. I’d love to hear from you!