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OPEN HOUSE : PLAYING PIANO FOR PLEASURE
September 12 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 3, 2018
OPEN HOUSE : PLAYING PIANO FOR PLEASURE
As you presently think about your child’s future, you’ll by now recognize that playing piano will increase your child’s life pleasure exponentially.
F E A T U R E D I N :
T H E R E G I S T E R G U A R D , T H E E U G E N E WE E K L Y , N P R .
A L S O I N CL U D E D : N EW Y O R K T I M E S , N EW Y O R K E R , C N N , AND THE BOOK, ” P I A N O LE S S O N S : M U S IC, L O VE , A N D T R U E A D VE N T U R E S ” B Y N O A H A D A M S
Once you’ve decided to learn how to read music, how would you like to be taught, especially since your time is so limited?
If I can show you a way of reading music as a picture, showing you mathematical patterns and spatial relations for reading music, a way of playing beautiful music without naming notes that add extra computations and slow your learning down, would you be interested?
As you know, until now, when you wanted to read music you thought you needed to learn all the note names on the staff AND torture yourself with memorization and practice that was exhausting and frustrating…
…Or, you’d have to start by learning to read music from music that was way too simplistic and easy. A real bore!
Basically, you had to wrack your brain to learn the basics if you wanted to learn something that sounded good. Now, if you agree with me then what I’m about to tell you will completely change how you feel about piano lessons and reading music….. And how much more you will enjoy it.
Whether you’re just wanting to learn the basics to reading music, already read music with note names, or you’re ready to commit to more learning and practice, this unique method of reading music by spatial relations is the easiest and most innate way to help you start quickly, accurately, and intuitively. Now it’s so easy to learn to read pieces and create music you will love.
In a very short time from now you will read music and be absolutely delighted at knowing how to read in this unique manner- one that will be simple and tailored to the way you think intuitively about music- well suited for the mind that enjoys patterns and math.
Others will approach you and ask you how you learned to play such beautiful music so quickly. You’ll start gaining compliments! It happens all the time.
“My husband Fred thinks I am a musical genius.” Maria M., first year skype piano student.
Think for a minute. When you look at a piece of music, it looks like a picture, notes go up and notes goes down, and a certain distance, just like the hands of a musician go up and down a certain distance on the piano.
When you browse through this information and look at everything I have explained, you’ll find yourself getting excited about learning to play. Here you’ll find a technique to start your playing with just one lesson, learning with speed and ease.
Because, you see, as you know notes sit on lines and spaces so patterns and distances can be discovered and learned quickly by observing which way the next note plays- higher or lower- and how far it is from the previous note. Here is where you’ll start your musical reading easily.
When you start to read music in this manner, you’ll find yourself very excited to practice and learn more. You’ll find this way to read music super fast and easy that makes sense to all learners.
I invite you to join the hundreds of people- both children and adults- from around the world who I have personally taught using this method ever since I was 9 years old, to enhance the speed and ability to read music.
Because once you learn this way, you’ll get:
A method specifically made to understand the basics quickly and easily, scaffolding the information as you learn more, allowing you to learn piece after piece.
A method made from a completely unique idea -using math, patterns, andspatial relations and only three note names from which any note can be found. Think how incredible that is. You can read music by knowing only 3 notes.
A way of reading music that saves you at least 3 extra computations for each note. Imagine what that means when you are reading six notes at a time! Now imagine how easy that would be as you read patterns and distances up or down. Unlike the typical method of reading by note names which slow your reading down and speed your frustration up. Some teachers claim to teach this unique way, but in fact they combine this method with note reading, focusing on note names. Doing that is like confusing your head!
Step-by-step instructions building the piece from the basics up- from rhythm, to intervals, dynamics, articulation and finally musicality- to read music for your best and fastest learning.
My guarantee you’ll learn to read this early contemporary composition entitled, “Folk Dance”, by Alexandre Tansman, within one lesson, even if it’s a group lesson. You’ll be able to read it even without a piano!
Expert tutelage. I love to convey information in a unique way and know how to teach all types of minds, able to pull the collective knowledge from a group so that everyone understands each step- making it as easy to play pieces as if you’d been studying for years. Information is taught in the correct sequence so that you learn fast.
As you read this and begin to understand how spatial relations and pattern recognition can help you learn to read music quickly, you realize that it is possible to read music by knowing only three notes!
So the question now is: are you ready to learn to read music through pattern recognition and spatial relations? If you answered yes, then give yourself the gift of learning to read music- in just one lesson. Look through my website at amyvanderlinde.com and see how this method of reading music can be learned quickly by you. Know that I’m always able to help you learn the best and fastest way for the sound you want to play.
Amy van der Linde began teaching piano at 9 years old. She grew up in a family of educators in a house with 26 pianos that was also a music school, with at times as many as 50 kids and teachers living together under one roof as an extended family.
Amy teaches private and group piano lessons to children and adults. Her classes are classically-inspired, non-competitive, lessons that include theory, composition, improvisation, sight reading, ear training , sight singing, and performance.
Amy believes it is the teacher’s responsibility to understand the student, not the other way around.
By discovering the particular musical interest of each student, Amy begins teaching to the student’s interest, nurturing confidence and enthusiasm.
Learning must be fun, because fun promotes learning.
Amy uses a distinctive method, teaching by intervals, with great success. This approach develops the students’ understanding of the spatial relations among notes until it becomes intuitive.
Learning spatial relations and pattern recognition leads students to being much more proficient at reading music than they would by the customary method of reading by note names.
WHY CHOOSE AMY?
Amy attributes her success as a piano teacher, mentor, and school consultant, to her communication skills and to her multiple types of synesthesia.
Synesthesia is a neurological trait in which an individual combines two or more senses. For instance, Amy combines her senses of seeing and hearing so that she can see music in space.
As a mirror-touch synesthete, Amy can sense your fingers touching the keys on her hands, and tunes in to your own personal learning system.
With her excellent communication skills, Amy draws forth the knowledge of the individual or group while encouraging them to think farther and deeper.
The Register Guard captured her talents as a piano teacher in the 2009 article, “A Key To Fun”, by Randi Bjornstad, “She’s got to be every piano student’s dream teacher: Amy van der Linde doesn’t require practicing and, above all, believes playing the piano should be fun.”
Amy has been featured in The Eugene Weekly’s “Happening People”, by Paul Neevel.
She and her family have been featured in The New York Times, CNN with Aaron Brown and in the book, “Piano Lessons:Music, Love, and True Adventures”bhttps://www.eugeneweekly.com/2016/09/15/amy-van-der-linde/y NPR’s broadcast journalist Noah Adams, among others.”
Private Lessons 45 min. : $72 60 min.: $95
Group Lessons 45 min. : $49 60 min.: $72