Valerie Alfonso Music Studio Discover • Create • Grow

PHILOSOPHY

Discover - Music is an adventure. The student is discovering the basic concepts of music. As I discover the student’s talents and interests, lessons are tailored to help develop those interests, while balancing them with a full musical foundation.


Create - The mind of a child is highly imaginative. Creating their own music is a natural step in learning and helps to reinforce the musical concepts they are learning.


Grow - Students need a strong foundation, including theory and daily practice habits. Parents play a key role in giving the student lots of encouragement and providing a structure for daily practice. Building a strong foundation is worth the effort!


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I believe that piano lessons can be a tool to introduce students to the world of music. For several of my students, piano lessons have been a gateway into lessons in another instrument, musical theater, elementary/junior high band, high school jazz band or forming their own rock band.

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Using a variety of spaces in my studio, my students spend time in a variety of activities.


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My primary teaching tool is the Clavinova (CVP 207), a digital piano by Yamaha with hundreds of instrument sounds. In our lessons, my students and I explore these sounds and how to integrate them into their pieces.