Piano Lessons with Rekha
Piano Lessons with Rekha

Piano Lessons with Rekha

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Hi! My name is Rekha ("Ray-ka"). Music brings me great joy! I teach both privately as well as with a unique school in Austin, whose values align with mine. I am classically trained (Trinity College, London). Also, I play the piano by ear and can help students learn popular music as well. Intentions for teaching: 1. To help students develop their musical interests so they can be creative and have fun. 2. To spread joy through music. **UNIQUE LESSON PLANS (Virtual): 1) Private Lessons: include piano performance as well as music theory. I follow music books, but also work with and encourage students to play popular music that interests them. I am open to customizing the lesson plan, and certainly welcome feedback. 2)**Parent-Child Lessons: Available to children ages 4-6 along with their parents. A wonderful opportunity for parents to learn a fun skill with their child. Set your inner child free and let music ease your mind! Background: Music became a part of my life at a young age when I was captivated by the magical sounds of the piano. Fortunately, my parents noticed this and enrolled me in piano lessons at age 6. I went on to study classical music and completed various examinations in performance and theory. I began teaching the piano as a student in college and after the Performer's Certificate Examination, Trinity College (of Music), London. Later, I took a break due to various commitments as life progressed, as well as to pursue other interests. My heart ultimately led me back to teaching in 2015. It is a pleasure to teach students of different ages and abilities. Music is the universal language of the heart.. I look forward to meeting you and having you as my student!! *Sign up minimum= 4 sessions*
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Serves Austin, TX

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Nidhi N.

My 4.25 year old daughter started her piano lessons with Rekha! She was her first teacher!! She was amazing, such a great teacher! What they accomplished together made me so so proud. With her guidance my daughter started composing at a very young age. Thanks so much to Rekha for always keeping my daughter's motivation levels high. Highly Recommend her!!!
Piano Lessons with Rekha's reply
Thanks so much Nidhi. It was fun teaching your talented daughter.
Mar 4, 2021
Nisha k.

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Rekha has the skills to be able to connect with kids, to have a good rapport with them. My daughter was responsive to her questions, seemed like she was comfortable answering her questions. However, we found that her online teaching for beginner piano was not very effective and really took time out (that I didn’t have as flexible), where I too had to set up the camera to Rekhas requirements, sit during the lesson so I can show her, so we decided to ask her to record the sessions so my daughter could watch to learn seemed like a legal hoop we had to jump through, truly a waste of time and an inconvenience. Logically, it would make sense for beginners to record these online sessions so they can watch and learn. I would advise future customers and current customers to establish a contract with her that clearly lays out issues such as recordings, costs, times, what happens in case of missed classes (when my daughter had to miss her class due to family emergency, her response was she’s very busy and didn’t explicitly offer an alternative option until I asked about the options…). Why am I paying someone to teach my daughter without the proper tools necessary to increase her ability to learn online? Doesn’t make logical sense on our end. We decided not to continue with her as we found the overall experience to be difficult.
Piano Lessons with Rekha's reply
Nisha I appreciate your perspective but mine is quite different. You had signed up for parent-child lessons in April/May. These are busy academic months but I did accommodate your many requests and changing monthly work schedule. Unfortunately, the reality is, you were unable to fully participate in lessons as a student because you were more focused on re-teaching your child during the lesson! You were neither patient nor flexible to allow your daughter to learn at her pace and this was frustrating for her. Look at the recorded sessions for reference. It’s sad that you were not able to relax or have fun during piano lessons and instead treated it like a highly structured academic classroom. This is precisely why I wouldn’t encourage parents to record music sessions. Music involves creative expression which cannot happen spontaneously in any controlled situation. I wish you and your family well.
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Rucha P.

My 7yr looks forward to Ms Rekha's classes every week. She is very patient with kids and makes lessons fun for them. She adapts her lessons according to kids liking instead of following a standard syllabus. Every class is followed up with a text summarizing the lesson learnt and list of pieces to practice, which we greatly appreciate. My daughter loves her. Thank you Ms Rekha!
Piano Lessons with Rekha's reply
Thank you Rucha! I appreciate your kind words. Your daughter is a delight and I enjoy having her as my student.
Mar 5, 2021
Nishith D.

My 6-year old daughter has been learning from Ms. Rekha for about 2 years now and she makes it so much fun for her. She took extra effort to make her understand and learn new pieces during the online classes last year.
Piano Lessons with Rekha's reply
Thanks Nishith! I appreciate your support and do enjoy interacting with your daughter. She is a great student!!
Feb 12, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    *Sign-up minimum = 4 (30-min lessons) Pre purchase discounts for beginners (30-min lesson): 15% off of tuition for 16 lessons Additional: contact me for 45-min lesson plans/discounts :-)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I offer a minimum of four 30-minute lessons a month. This is suitable for younger students. All lessons are conducted virtually for convenience at this time. Lessons include practical music performance as well as music notation/theory.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Completed music examinations in piano performance, and music theory, Trinity College of Music, London. Performer's Certificate, Trinity College of Music, London Have performed at various large social gatherings, private events, and family events.

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