Lessons 

 

 

As a teacher I offer my students lessons that are fun, educational and challenging. This is done is by first discussing the goals and interests of each individual and then catering the lessons to achieve the desired results.  My unique approach is used for all students whether they are beginners (children or adults), intermediate or advanced, as well as for classical, jazz, and old or current pop/rock music.

Beginning Students
Beginning students can look forward to playing the piano or guitar immediately during their first lesson. They’ll do this by exploring sounds and rhythms through improvisational games and playing simple melodic phrases and songs. While they are becoming more comfortable with the basic technicalities of their instrument they will also start to learn the fundamentals of music through beginning music theory (the reading of notes and rhythms, the playing of scales and chords) and how this relates to the musical pieces they are studying. The musical history of the pieces being played will also be studied. This will include looking at the composer, musical period and background, and the basic compositional form of the piece.

All students will have the chance to play duets either with me or another student. This provides excellent experience in playing music with others and helps to prepare for playing in small and large ensembles.

As performing is a very important part of musical education, all students will have the option to work on performance techniques by participating in semi-annual student recitals. These are held in a very supportive atmosphere in a beautiful, professional recital hall in Manhattan.


Intermediate and Advanced Students
Students will focus on expanding their repertoire with the option of exploring new genres they may not yet have tried or considered. Refining and advancing technique and phrasing go hand in hand with musical expressiveness. An in depth look at music theory as applied to the pieces being studied as well as a harmonic and compositional analysis, provide a deeper more profound understanding leading to greater interpretive ease and enjoyment.

Improvisation is another aspect of music, regardless of the genre being studied, that provides a wonderful, freeing way to musically express yourself while improving your “ear” and sense of phrasing. It also expands your knowledge of rhythms and increases coordination. Students can explore different techniques by playing both free and structured improvisations. The use of different scales, modes, rhythms, and textures will be explored.

All students will have the chance to play duets either with me or another student. This provides excellent experience in playing music with others and helps to prepare for playing in small and large ensembles.

As performing is a very important part of musical education, all students will have the option to work on performance techniques by participating in semi-annual student recitals. These are held in a very supportive atmosphere in a beautiful, professional recital hall in Manhattan.

Jean Pugni Music

jeanmusicny@gmail.com

347-761-9263

Jean Pugni 

MUSIC 

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