Piano Instruction Western Style

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Jeff, an American with B.A. in Music Education

near Shida Night Market, Taipower Station Exit 3
phone: 0912-457-965 email: jaleb73 at hotmail.com

  • Adults or children, English or Chinese, beginner or advanced

  • Strengthen English skills while learning piano.

  • $2500 a month at or near my place (or add $500 a month travel fee — $3000 a month)

  • No travel fee for three or more students in an area

  • one hour a week, four lessons a month (some months will have five — an extra freebie lesson)

I am Jeff, an American, and have taught American and Taiwanese piano students, children and adults, for 15 years. I can speak English or Chinese, so I can help students improve their English. Many teachers merely teach students songs, which they memorize or copy from the teacher, but I prefer that students learn how to read notes proficiently so they become independent of teacher. Though I believe classical music is the best way to accomplish this, I also encourage students to learn jazz or pop styles as well. I come from a long line of teachers that go back to Beethoven and other famous pianists (Czerny, Leschetizky, Artur Schnabel). I can also teach trumpet or other instruments. Please contact me for more information,

您好,我叫傑夫。我是從美國來的,至今,不管在美國和台灣已經任教15年了。 我可以說英文和中文,所以我可以幫助您的孩子改善她的英語能力。 目前很多老師教導他們學生如何記下或是模仿老師的模式,但我比較取向我的學生能夠輕鬆、有效地看懂樂譜,好讓他們也可以自學並成為自己的老師。 雖然我認為古典音樂是達成這個效果的最好方法,,但我也鼓勵學生們學習爵士或是流行歌曲。除此之外,我的老師的老師們可追溯至貝多芬和其他有名的鋼琴家。希望有這個機會能夠教導您的孩子,如果還有任何問題,請跟我聯絡,謝謝。

Samples of beginner and intermediary students performing:

13 yo student plays Beethoven Fur Elise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k-MhJluZX0
9 yo student plays Bach Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20q0gUQux6g
adult student plays Chopin Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1N2N7j4ybg
adult student plays Chopin Nocturne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAuYwxNNKIQ

An advanced high-school student plays Rachmaninoff (but video really bad): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ooOnHRmbek

Just watched the 9 yr old playing the Bach prelude in C maj, very nice indeed, very good feeling and touch- not just playing notes.

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My advanced student (who played Rachmaninoff in high school in the previous post) is now in college and has recently practiced Heaven by Dino Kartsonakis for a performance at his church.

It starts out mellow but then starts building up around 3 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh-nVzwJcic

Daniel plays Heaven by Dino Kartsonakis

Thanks for your comment. Yes, I endeavor to polish the touch on the piano at the very first so they don’t sound like children playing…even when they are.

I am looking for more piano students. Contact for more information.

My LINE is Jeffhockett73.
Email is jaleb73 at hotmail.com
Phone is 0912-457-965

This is me playing a Taiwanese pop song…visit my channel to see more of my students or me playing piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTE326ilsw&list=PLBenfvWN2BnREwhoGmOEir4oDmo3iIMV7&index=2&t=0s

Morning slots are also available 6am on,
Try a morning session before work.

For toddlers with short attention spans,
we can try shorter sessions
for 30 min ($1500 a month)
or 45 min ($2000)
and work our way to 60 min at or near my place.
(Or add $500 travel fee to go out – $2000, $2500 a month respectively).