Teaching

Welcome!!

 

 

Hello! Welcome to the Chad Spears Piano Studio!

"So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet,

music in some living form will accompany and sustain it."

-Aaron Copland

 

         

 

         

 

 

          Music means the world to me, and I love to share that passion with others! I feel that music has such a wonderful ability to connect people and as well as bring joy to a person's life. I started playing the piano at age four and have never looked back! As I feel blessed for my own musical journey in life, I desire to help others begin their own journeys with music. Whether you are young or old, or are considering lessons for yourself or a loved one, you have come to the right place! My number one goal is to instill a love of music in my students and help them to reach their highest potential. If interested in lessons, please see the information located below. You can contact me via the contact tab at the top of the page. I look forward to speaking with you! 

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What I Offer:

1. Private Instruction for All Ages

  • I LOVE to teach!! I have taught privately for seven years, maintaining piano studios in Moscow, ID and Tallahassee, FL.

  • I use a variety of materials from method books to carefully chosen supplementary materials to ensure that each student is actively engaged and enjoying his/her time at the piano!

  • Music theory and music history are worked into lessons organically, helping to support a student's overall musical education. 

  • I value student input greatly and love to cater repertoire selection to a student's musical interests -- classical music, pop music, blues, jazz, and "New Age"  music are all just fine with me!! :)

 

Lesson Rates

(amount per lesson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Performance Opportunities

  • I welcome all students to participate in a holiday recital and a summer kickoff recital (dates and location TBD)! 

  • Local competitions and assessments can be considered on a case by case basis for students wanting extra performing opportunities. 

  • Additionally, I value community outreach, so students will have opportunities to perform at assisted living centers in the Boise area!

30 min. Lesson

$20

45 min. Lesson

$30

60 min. Lesson

$40

Weekly or monthly payments

Photo: Spring 2017 Studio Recital 
How to Make the Most of Your Lessons: 
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1. Have a Quality Instrument to Practice On (An Acoustic Piano or Full-Length Keyboard w/ Weighted Keys)

  • To reach your fullest potential as a pianist, it is necessary to have a quality instrument to practice on!

  • An acoustic piano or a full-length keyboard with weighted keys will allow you to play more expressively as well as develop a healthy playing technique.

2. Set Aside Regular Practice Time

  • No matter the age, consistent practicing will help you to cultivate your musical gifts!

  • Make the practice time productive by always having a goal.

  • Take things step by step and be patient with yourself. As the saying goes, "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." :)

3. Come With an Open Mind!

  • Be open to new sounds, new challenges, and new ideas!

Teaching Philosophy:

As a teacher, my number one goal is student empowerment. I work hard to instill in my students an awareness of how they learn so that they can become their greatest advocate. There is no greater joy than seeing a student take ownership of his/her education. Every student processes and comprehends information in different ways, and it is my job as a teacher to appreciate these learning differences in order to tap into a student’s full potential.

 

 

Music is not something many students may choose to pursue professionally, however, the initial seeds of learning planted early on in a student’s musical training have the potential to turn into a rewarding lifelong journey. The motivation to study the piano must come from within, ultimately, and by showing each student that he/she has the potential to make beautiful and meaningful music, it encourages them to nurture their musical development and take pride in all of their successes, no matter how big or small.

 

 

To learn the piano is to learn more than just how to play the piano – it imparts important life skills upon a student. It teaches a student to develop discipline, to value hard work, to understand the importance of patience, and to value being in the present moment. This is why I value my role is a teacher, as the skills I teach my students transfer to many different areas of life. Additionally, students go on to become advocates of the arts at large, thus helping the arts to continue thriving and impacting society for the better. So much good can come from taking music lessons, and I take great pride in helping my students to explore their musical potential.