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Sharleen Rigg

Kelowna BC | V1X 6T4

About me

I have 25 years experience teaching ages 7 through adults.

I believe in positive reinforcement and try to inspire my students with my own love of music.

Recent studies indicate that learning a musical instrument has many neurological benefits as well, such as increased blood flow to the language centres of the brain, especially when training starts around age 7.

Choosing the piano as an instrument is doubly beneficial because music theory is based on the piano keyboard, as both the treble and bass clef are involved,, whereas other instruments involve only one clef.

Specialties

I incorporate all musical genres with different rhythms into my teaching method to satisfy creative curiosity and strengthen motor coordination.

Lesson details

I usually have a different approach to each student. If the student is young, I usually try to shift their focus from one idea to the next and then back again to help with short attention spans.

With older students, we start with technique review, then review pieces for fingering and dynamics, teaching a little of the composer of the piece and interpretation, and sometimes I incorporate a little theory at the end and give an assignment to complete for the next week.

Education and Accreditation

Elementary and Intermediate Piano Specialist, Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Testimonials

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$39 & under

Availability

Monday through Friday 2:30 - 8 pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Country / Western
Folk
Gospel
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Modern
Pop

Methods

Alfred Method
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English