I'm Kyle McGowan, owner and instructor at the Heartland Music Academy. I have been teaching piano since 1984. My teaching philosophy is simple: My primary goal is to foster an environment where students grow to enjoy music and learn to be proficient pianists for their lifelong enjoyment of music.
To enable this, I believe several things must be in place, a good solid basis for understanding music, which includes music theory; lessons in piano technique including, but not limited to, movement & mechanics exercises, and hand-strengthening exercises; exercises in ear-training to be able to identify tones, chords, chord structure and rhythm patterns; learning how to sight read proficiently; and most importantly, an environment that fosters the student's self-esteem and a system that rewards progress and promotes success.
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