Sight-reading, elementary technical skills and fundamentals of music theory to in-depth knowledge of music periods and music styles; discussing and creating your personal interpretation based on historical approach; improving and refining your technique, based on your personal physiological features, will be emphasized and developed in non judgmental and creative environment.
Whether you are the most beginner or advanced level student — you can combine the value of enjoyment of piano study with the opportunity to participate in the local, national and international festivals and competitions and at the private adult students recitals with the following informal socializing.
Adult Piano Studio Recitals is a chance to perform before friends in a casual environment, no matter which level you have in piano.
You have a choice to play Piano Duets (on one or two pianos) as the most joyful and fulfilling one among music performances. Piano Duets do not require memorization and can sparkle a new friendship in your teamwork. The PIANO CONCERTO is another way to perform in collaboration — with your teacher in this case.
You are welcome to perform your own Piano Solo Recital or collaborate with another adult student and perform at the different venues of the South Florida Area – Steinway Piano Gallery in Boca Raton, Kretzer Piano, Assistant Leaving Homes and Fundraising events. Your teacher will always help you to promote your recital through Palm Beach and Broward Music Chapters and Music Societies. Grateful audience will always appreciate your efforts!
National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) is the nationwide piano organization with local chapters in all states. The Senior Section of the Club will reward you with the Trophy (The Silver Senior Cup) for 3, 6 and so on years of consecutive Superior Grades.
National and International Amateur Adult Competitions are other opportunities to be prepared for at my studio. Colorado, biennial Van Clibern, Boston, Pianovision Competitions might be another stimulus to fulfill your dreams to participate in the highest rank piano events created for Amateur Adults. If you would like to visit and explore the history of another country and enjoy the participation in Piano Solo, Chamber and Piano Duet Ensembles with the personalized attention of the dedicated, renowned piano faculty from all over the world – I invite you to the International Summer Academy (Germany) for Juniors and all ages and levels of Adult Amateur and Professional Pianists. Intensive course of study includes numerous public performances in the Halls of the XII-XVI centuries, as well as many educational tours.
In two weeks you will have a chance to perform in up to 30-35 Academy recitals in the castles and halls of the XII-XVI centuries! What an exciting chance for many Adult Students to play the first time in their life in Chamber Ensemble with another students or Faculty members! Your teacher, faculty member Raisa Isaacs participates as a Presenter, Piano Solo, Chamber Music Instructor and Collaborative Pianist in this summer event. Read the article of my adult student Deborah Brown about this event.
I offer unique opportunity for Amateur Adult students (starting Intermediate to Advanced level) to have a private lessons with the internationally renowned piano teachers at the Broward and West Palm Beach Piano Teachers chapters. Recent and planned Piano Pedagogy celebrities include: Phillip Kawin, Manhattan School of Music, New York; Vladislav Kovalsky, Director of the Mammoth Conservatory, New Jersey; specialist in Baroque Edward Parmentier, School of Music of the University of Michigan; Peter Takacs, Oberlin Conservatory
Royal School of Music (ABRSM) assessment is available for those who is interested in pursuing either the Theory or all-in-one Ear Awareness, Scales, Sight-Reading and Performance Certificate. This complex program is established for 8 Levels, however, you are free to choose convenient time to take the test or you can skip some levels to finish the program faster. A piano professor from ABRSM, London, UK, will examine you for these tests in the United States in spring or fall semesters (terms).