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Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons

Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons

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Introduction: Are you looking for piano lessons for your kid(s)? teenagers? adults? at a professional level? to get started with your musical training? or to simply add a new hobby and learn the music you always wanted to play in front of your friends? If you answered yes to any of these, I can help you out. Please notice: For in-person lessons, only serving the Kansas City Metropolitan area and surroundings. I am also offering online lessons over Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and other online platforms for students all over the States. I am a classical-trained pianist and a Doctor of Musical Arts by the University of Kansas. I have more than 12 years of experience teaching piano lessons with students of all ages and levels. As a performer, I specialize in contemporary and Latin-American repertoire. I teach all music genres and styles. I also offer music theory lessons for all levels, up to college graduate level. My approach to teaching music, and particularly piano, is designed to enrich my students’ expertise of the instrument, while nurturing their musical abilities as a whole. The learning process should be navigated with encouraging charisma, and I believe that a true educator allows students to learn on their own, while facilitating such discovery. Music is merely a medium that should serve as a way to foster students’ education, and I encourage my students to grow as individuals through their work with music.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 7 times

2 similar jobs done near you

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13 years in business

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

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Holli Z.

Dr. Avila has exceeded all expectations by teaching my daughters how to enjoy playing the piano. His encouragement, patience, and creative teaching has allowed my girls to stay interested in learning and explore their piano playing in a way that works best for them. I would have no reservations recommending Dr. Avila to teach your child, or children, piano lessons.
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons's reply
Thank you Holli! I'm glad the girls are having a great time learning piano with me!
Feb 18, 2021
Jerry F.

Piano Lessons

Alejandro proved to be the right teacher for my wife. Comes to our home for private lessons and is always on time and delivers full one hour lesson. Had the patience yet pushed his student to be better and keep improving. I think he is a bargain for what he delivers!!! Signed, Happy in Leawood
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons's reply
Thank you, Jerry. It has been my pleasure to work with your wife! Looking forward to continuing with our lessons! All the best, Alejandro
Sep 10, 2020
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Diana M.

Every lesson, I leave with things to work on that I never had thought of before. I appreciate that he's willing to teach me about what I'm interested in like composition. There has never been a lesson that felt wasted.
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons's reply
Thank you Diana. Such a kind feedback! Looking forward to our next lesson!
Feb 19, 2021
Erich B.

Alejandro has been teaching our 8 and 12 year old daughters for the last year and half. They both started having never played before and their progress has been amazing. Alejandro is professional, sets expectations with the girls, and develops assignments and selects music specifically for the needs and desires of each girl. The girls enjoy working with him and are always at ease when doing lessons. We are incredibly lucky to have been able to connect with Alejandro and it shows in how well our girls are doing and how much they enjoy playing.
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons's reply
Thank you for a great review, Erich! It's been so gratifying to work with both of your daughters. They always work very hard completing their assignments, and I always look forward to their next lessons!
Feb 18, 2021
Lucas S.

Alejandro has helped me improve my piano skills drastically over the past few years. He really pushes me to be the best pianist I can be while still making it enjoyable.
Dr. Alejandro Avila, Piano lessons's reply
Thank you, Lucas! It is very enjoyable to teach you as well! Very proud of your hard work!
Feb 16, 2021
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Raul Alejandro Avila Alvarez

FAQs

  • 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

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