07.13.17PIANO AND VOCAL INSTRUCTION IN NORTH BOULDER
Bonnie Lowdermilk is a Boulder CO piano and voice instructor and has been teaching since 1986.
"I wanted to let you know how much my daughter has enjoyed studying piano with you. You've been a wonderful presence in her life."
"She is practicing up a storm! She told me that she loves piano so much. I love seeing these passions develop in her. Thank you for teaching and inspiring her."
"Yesterday was fantastic. I just had to tell you how happy and proud my daughter was after the lesson. We are so happy we found you!!"
I AM STILL ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL 2017! Write me at email@example.com or call 303-403-4148.
TEACHING STYLE: I work with five year old to adult piano students using a well-rounded approach that integrates all aspects of musicianship:
- Note reading
- Theory: An understanding of harmony and chord structure which I apply and use to teach the pieces and techniques we're working on.
- Musicality and interpretation
- Ear training and sight reading
- I hold student recitals at least twice a year
- Lead sheet reading: I teach reading by chord symbols as used for pop music and jazz.
- Accompaniment: I work with students who like to sing on accompanying themselves.
- I also teach voice
Each student has different needs, desires, and learning styles, so I tailor my teaching to each individual.
- References on request
Feel free to call or email me with questions or for an in person consultation!
The fee for a half hour lesson is $30. However, lessons are offered and payable by the term in one, two, or monthly payments. Many students take longer lessons and longer lessons are advised for older students. There is a surcharge if I go to your house.
JAZZ PIANO FOR ADULTS and ADVANCED STUDENTS: With a thorough indoctrination of jazz harmonic structure around the circle of fifths in all keys, I encourage the jazz piano student to use the vast multitude of jazz scales, chords, voicings, riffs and arpeggios as a language with which to base improvisation and maximize creativity.
JAZZ VOCAL LESSONS: Along with vocal jazz coaching, interpretation, repertoire selection and technique, Bonnie teaches jazz harmony, uses jazz vocalizes, teaches students how to transpose to the key that best suits their voice, and to write good charts. She also is a great accompanist and likes to teach jazz piano for vocalists.
BACKGROUND: Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Minor in Voice. Jazz studies with Ted Alexander and Katy Roberts. Over twenty-five years of private teaching experience.