Denise Young

Lessons

LESSONS - PIANO, THEORY, SONGWRITING, AND MUSIC THERAPY

LIKE YODA TO LUKE, "YOU TOO NEED AN EXPERIENCED TEACHER TO GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!"

My teaching methods are simple, fun and yield results fast!

If you’re a beginner and want to know everything about piano from the ground up or you’re a seasoned professional player who’s looking for a fresh approach and new ideas, I can help.

I’ve been playing for over twenty five years, graduated with a Bachelor's in music and music therapy, a Master's in counseling psychology/MFT, and have been teaching and practicing music therapy for over ten years. I've taught people to play that though they could never learn to play the piano.

This experience, combined with having a “ground-up” solo career: writing, producing, and performing my own music and recording gives me what it takes to be a well-rounded player. Let me share some of this experience with you.

I believe that a fun, holistic, and goal oriented program can encourage creativity and increase the receptivity to learning. And many of our students have improved academically and achieved many other goals while learning a musical instrument, such as the piano. General music education is included in piano instruction and learning to play the piano transfers very well to other instruments because the treble clef and bass clef are integral in piano music.

Lessons are designed to meet the student's individual learning style and interests.  Within a structured curriculum of theory, technique, and ear training, classical music and your or your child's favorite music will be supplemented into their repertoire. Students are encouraged to perform their favorite piece of music at our seasonal recitals.  Disney music and classical themes are highly encouraged and can really propel the excitement of playing music!


Not only may music activities be opportunities for a child to “shine”, they may also reinforce non-musical goals. Since music contains patterns and mathematical concepts, it helps with problem solving skills, assists in reading, spelling, writing and also broadens the creative mind.  And many successful sports figures have credited their music education to helping them to be more focused and have improved physical dexterity.

Music therapy techniques can aid in building neurological pathways which can aid in many types of developmental learning disabilities, attention deficits, memory deficits, perceptual motor deficits, thinking disorders, and language disorders. Music therapy techniques can be applied to learning to play piano and works best when it includes the recognition of each student’s personality and learning style. In addition to piano, rhythm instruments can be played by the student to enhance rhythm skills and expand attention span.  General music theory lessons are also included during each lesson. The benefits of learning music are plentiiful! 

Music is known to...

¤ Improve Motor Coordination

¤ Increase Attention Span

¤ Boost Academic Progress and Reading Skills

¤ Increase Self-Esteem

¤ Encourage Socialization

¤ Improve Emotional Growth

¤ Facilitate Speech/Communication

¤ Provide an Outlet for Healthy Expression

   - Free Improv/Lyric Writing/Songwriting

¤ Increase Music Appreciation and Culture


The monthly tuition is priced affordably.

For music therapy, an initial assessment must be made and rates are slightly higher.

For more information, please contact Denise Young

music@deniseyoung.com