About Alexa Madison
Alexa has been learning piano for over a decade and she is still continuing her education. She continues to improve her teaching to bring the best lessons to her students. She also owns an online store for piano sheet music and teaching resources called "Piano Language" and blogs to share her ideas about teaching.
About Alexa's Teaching
Every piano lesson is tailored toward the individuals' interests. For example, if the student likes Disney movies, then the student would buy Disney books in their level to practice with. Alexa also teaches every student repertoire, sight reading, scales, composition, improvisation, and theory to become a well rounded pianist. She makes learning piano fun with games and activities. Read more about her teaching techniques here.
Alexa teaches students through positive reinforcement with stickers, awards, and prizes. Stickers and points are given out to students when they complete various accomplishments. When they earn enough points, they win prizes!
Recitals & Performances
Alexa hosts recitals every six months (May and December) where the students perform their current favorite music. She does this so the students' friends and family can hear them play and watch them grow. Click here to watch our Summer 2019 Piano Recital video.
At the end of the lesson, a few minutes are set aside to play a game based on what they recently learned during the lesson. The games are a fun and interactive way for students to learn their theory. The games are their favorite part of the lesson!
Alexa gives out awards to students for achievements (whether they are big or small). The student's favorite award is the trophies given out at the end of the year party. They work so hard to earn those trophies. Students can also earn certificates that can be fairly easy to earn and students are acknowledged that they are achieving so much!
Who said that piano students can't compete against each other like in sports? Students are competing against and working together in contests and games. A fun contest was the Cartoon Drawing Contest. This competition was for students to draw a picture of something that represented the musical term "forte". Students had a fun time showing their creativity in other things besides music and it was also a fun learning experience!
The first lesson is for the student and teacher to get to know each other and see if Alexa is a good fit for your child. Lessons are $22 a week for half an hour. Students go to Alexa's house for their lessons. Students usually begin with half hour lessons and later bump up to 45 minute and hour lessons. Schedule a first lesson here.
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Tuesday - Friday: 1:00PM - 6:30PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 12:00PM