Cheryl Shafer Moore, DMA
Suzuki Piano Lessons
All Suzuki Piano students participate in 1 group class each month. These classes are a chance for students to play musical games, make music together, perform for each other, and to be inspired by what other students are working on. Participation in Recitals and Summer Workshops and Institues is encouraged, as well as attending live concerts.
Students from age 4 and up have weekly private lessons. (Younger students are considered on a case by case basis.) Focus is on posture, tone, and aural skills. In the beginning, music is learned by ear and rote. Music reading is introduced in Book 2. By Book 4, music is learned primarily through reading.
Before being admitted to my studio, parents of prospective students have a meeting (in person or via Zoom) with me to discuss the program and expectations. After an initial meeting, the parent and student observe 4 lessons before registering.
I teach classical ("legit") vocal technique and repertoire starting at age 6. With the youngest students (6-10), we focus on learning new songs drawn from folk and western art song repertoire as well as on developing good posture and breathing habits. With older students (middle and high school), we work on age-appropriate repertoire drawn from western art song, early music, opera, and classic musical theatre as well as on studying and developing foundational technique. If basic music reading skills are not already present, a portion of each lesson will be spent studying music teory.
I specialize in early voice (historically informed performance practices), working on technique and repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.