piano Connect the Dots Music

Piano Lessons and Guitar Lessons

Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village

guitar method of learning

Imagine having to learn the mechanics and physics of bike riding before being able to ride a bike.  Traditional lessons follow this approach.  On the other hand, methods that promise immediate results put you on a bike with training wheels that never come off.  And neither of these teach you how to do anything else like race with a friend, do “wheelies”, or the many other ways to enjoy bike riding.

Here’s what I do:  I start students riding immediately, so they can work on the coordination.  And then we start raising the training wheels so that students can continue the joy of riding while they’re learning how to do it without training wheels.   Then we can integrate the advanced stuff like “wheelies,” racing, etc.  This is where the lifelong enjoyment of music happens.  Students who don’t learn this usually become the adults who say they used to be able to play an instrument, but can’t anymore.   

Learn more.  Have more fun.

Connect the Dots Music is the most effective method of learning to play music.  Students learn visually, aurally, and kinesthetically through instruction, examples, practice, and games.  So, they understand concepts better and retain more of what they learn.

What’s Different?
The Bike Analogy

I have been teaching piano lessons and guitar lessons for over 20 years.  I’m a highly referred piano teacher and guitar teacher serving the Conejo Valley areas of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura, and Newbury Park, and Camarilllo.  I also offer music lessons with a combination of piano, guitar, or voice instruction.  Please contact Connect the Dots Music at info@connectthedotsmusic.com.  

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At Connect the Dots Music, you’ll learn concepts and develop skills that will make playing other instruments like violin, cello, flute, trumpet, clarinet, or saxophone, easier.

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Kevin’s method of presenting and reinforcing musical concepts and tying them together is brilliant.  He is a master of the art and science of teaching.

-Liz U., Ph.D., Neuroscience