In the past, a few clients asked for some suggestions on the type of music genre that they should learn and my first suggestion was jazz piano lessons. They were quite surprised because from what they knew, jazz was not very easy to learn. One question led to another and before they left, I shared three noteworthy reasons why people should consider taking jazz lessons. If you are thinking of learning this particular genre, you will find the following reasons motivating and you may even sign up for lessons right away.
• Able to Express Yourself through Music
Young or old, when you begin playing piano, you will develop a deep, powerful medium of emotional expression and education through creating musical pieces of your own or even by playing pieces from famous composers. When you participate in the creation of eminence music and truly comprehend and connect with it, the emotional and the mental power are greatly stimulated. You will be swayed away by the experience with an enhanced and a more significant life.
• Able to Expand Artistic and Creativity Awareness
As with other educational lessons, taking jazz piano lessons allows you to preserve or rediscover much of your creative and open outlook on life.
• Able to Build Your Self-Confidence
Aside from the morale that you gain from working hard on a particular skill or talent and succeeding at it, the positive attention you gain from one-on-one jazz piano lessons cultivates self-confidence in you. A great piano teacher has the ability to show you that you are deserving of praise, attention and that he or she believes in your success.
Now that you know the top three reasons why you should take piano lessons, you need to start looking for a reputable jazz piano teacher. Here are several guidelines on how to find the perfect teacher for you.
What You Should Look For in a Good Jazz Piano Teacher
If you are considering hiring a private music tutor, you need to keep in mind that you will be spending plenty of one-on-one time with the tutor. When you are looking for a tutor, you need to ask yourself, “Do I feel at ease with this tutor?” Find out if you can feel a sense of connection with the tutor first. These are important, because you should not hire a piano tutor whom you are not comfortable with. The tutor should be someone who is empathetic and patient, as well as friendly.
Opt for a Professional Instructor
As with any ventures that require skills, you should opt for a professional jazz piano instructor. If you want to get a good start on jazz piano lessons, you should avoid taking lessons from your next-door neighbor or uncle who plays a little jazz now and then! Professional teachers are able to assess your needs and then, adapt their teaching style to match those needs.
Qualities to Look for in a Jazz Piano Instructor
• Positive approach
• Knows how to distinguish and pay off the accomplishment
• Knows when to lighten things up during piano lessons
• Utilizes positive support
• Knows when and how to push
While some of these attributes may take time to show up, you can catch a glimpse of a few traits during your interviews. Even though you might come across professional teachers who offer a trial lesson, you should expect to pay for the trial session.
As with any type of services, it is imperative that you take the time to choose the right person to teach you. Conduct as much research as you can about all the potential candidates that you come across.
Are you convinced that jazz piano lessons are suitable for you?