Jack Tyrrell       
         ~   Piano Instruction

Minimum age : 8 years old to adult
Home-schooled students
Beginning or professional levels
Senior Citizens
Private lessons: 1/2 or 1 hour
Flexible scheduling:
am and pm availability
Jack Tyrrell - Pianist

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Hello, my name is Jack Tyrrell and I'd like to welcome you to my website. I have been teaching piano
lessons privately for over 35 years and love the challenge of working with both beginning students and
professional musicians.  I especially enjoy working with adult learners who have memories of playing
when they were younger, as well as those who have always desired to play the piano.

Depending on your goals I will tailor my instruction to fit your needs. In addition to using method books,
I also supplement my instruction with
customized worksheets to ensure my students avoid the common
obstacles that can hold them back from progressing.  For the advanced and jazz piano students I have
created a series of
piano arrangements which can be played and/or analyzed depending on the level of
the student. All of these supplemental materials were designed and notated using Sibelius Software,


    My approach to teaching:
    I  believe that learning to play the piano is based on the integration of sequential skills. Some
    might be musical or purely pianistic, while others might be technical or theoretical. For these
    reasons, I include the following content areas for all my elementary piano students.
  • Note Reading
  • Rhythmic Training
  • Repertoire
  • Practicing Strategies
  • Piano Technique
  • Manuscript Writing
  • Music Theory  

         Other specialized areas of instruction available to the more advanced or professional
      player include:
  • Interpreting Lead Sheets
  • Jazz Piano Voicings
  • Comping
  • Improvisation
  • Reharmonization



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       My personal goal as a teacher is to help each student find his/her own musical voice while
              becoming a well-rounded musician who is exposed to a variety of musical genres.