Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I charge $60 for hour-long lessons, $45 for 45min lessons, and $30 for half an hour lessons. I offer discounts for monthly and semester-long plans.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I believe that it is my role to motivate my students through different activities and with many strategies. While much of my teaching focuses on technical and musical development, I try to also find ways in which students can nurture their own learning process. For instance, I encourage students to explore their compositional skills, if they have a tendency towards it, or utilize their singing qualities to find the natural flow of phrase or specific passage. I carefully choose repertoire for my students, always taking into consideration their technical needs, while making sure that their personal taste is taken into account for such decisions. I believe that a student who is not passionate about their repertoire pieces tends to feel discourage in the learning process. Expansion and diversification of the main canon is also a priority in my search for pieces. I tend to recommend pieces that can serve to expose my students to works or even composers for the very first time.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Doctor of Musical Arts - Piano Performance: The University of Kansas Master of Music - Piano Performance: Central Michigan University Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance: Sao Paulo State University. Conservatory diploma - Asuncion, Paraguay