I've been an organist and choir director for most of my life,
as well as a public and private school music teacher. I teach
private piano to students of ANY age and ALL levels of playing!
I believe that music should be a fun experience.PLAYING the
PIANO is a lifelong endeavor, and enriches our lives. It develops
self-discipline. Scientists tell us that playing the piano is good for
the brain and develops fine motor skills. Playing the piano opens up
varieties of music to the student: Broadway, Jazz, Popular and
styles important in historical periods etc. Students are encouraged
to compose, learn chord changes, and arrange their music.
Students usually have 3 books. The first has modern, skill-based
lessons with increasing levels of difficulty, and an accompaniment
CD. Students listen to and play with the CD for concepts of
listening, phrasing, dynamics, good rhythm and following a Beat!
The second book is a workbook for learning basic theory of music
and is coordinated with the lesson book. The third book is based
on student choice: Holiday music, Popular, Jazz, Broadway etc.
Click on It is a link to DARRELL'S Music Hall!!
PIANO PARTIES- playing, sharing enjoyment
Something new!! Drums accompany our new
jazz curriculm- a student of David Jamrog.
Students are invited to participate in two recitals during the year. The performances
are called Piano Parties because the students are encouraged to share their work
without undo pressure of performance, play for a small audience, and enjoy the
experience of playing for people! Enjoy these pictures from 3 Piano Parties that were
held in December in the studio (after being postponed due to power outage and snow!!!
The audience was comprised of family and friends. The students played selections of
their choice from lesson books, original arrangements,jazz and popular songs that they
had studied. After pictures, everyone went upstairs for Christmas Cookies and Cider !!!
The Piano Party DECEMBER 2008
Congratulations to everyone!!!
|Holiday Concert at Merrimack High School
Nancy E. Jamrog and her 3 students who were Chorus Accompanists..... and a Piano Player in the Jazz Band!!