Beginning Piano for Older Students
Teacher: Simeon Goode
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Spring: 10 weeks: $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes
Homework: 30 minutes of individual practice each day
Get ready to love music! In this class, we’ll learn piano playing, note reading, rhythm, ensemble playing, and more! Whether you’ve never touched a piano or have been picking out melodies on the keyboard, together we’ll learn to hone your musical skills. Playing the piano is a lifelong skill that fosters creativity, teamwork, concentration, and patience. With rhythm games, scales and popular and classical songs we’ll grow together as musicians and have fun doing it!
If you have your own keyboard, you can bring it to class. If not, no worries! Simeon will be bringing portable keyboards to this class!
Simeon Goode is passionate about music, math, and teaching. Simeon a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University, where he earned a Bachelors of Music in Composition Magna Cum Laude under the tutelage of world renowned pianist and composer Dr. Eugene Alcalay. During his time at APU, Simeon spent four years working for the Learning Enrichment Center, tutoring and leading group supplemental instruction in music theory, and during the last year began to oversee the music tutoring department in his position as Mentor. Currently, in addition to his teaching, Simeon is continuing his education at California Institute of the Arts to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Composition and Experimental Sound Practices. Though he has spent the past several years focusing on music, Simeon has also tutored math since high school. Having finished the calculus program at Lone Peak High School during his sophomore year, he has taken college math courses through John Hopkins University, and achieved a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Statistics standardized test. When he is not teaching, writing, or puzzling out math problems, Simeon enjoys playing board games with his wife.