Students have opportunities for public performances through recitals and competitions and receive national rankings in both piano and music theory.
James W. Iman is a qualified, experienced teacher whose approach to music education is reinforced by a keen understanding of cognitive science and educational psychology.
I love music. I love listening to it, performing it, studying it, writing about it. And I love to share my passion for music. This is why I teach and why I teach all levels and ages.
I believe that the best way to appreciate something is to study it. Piano lessons offer a first-hand approach to understanding and appreciating the world of art.
I have experience and success in teaching beginners as young as 4 and as old as 60, as well as intermediate and advanced students and students with special learning needs.
Music is an Investment!
Music has long been linked to improvements in mathematics, language skills, critical thinking, and problem solving. The list of known benefits to learning music seems to grow with each generation of musicians. These benefits include but are not limited to cultivating interpersonal connections, understanding spatial relations, developing a higher memory capacity, increasing attention span, and developing personal discipline and better time management skills.
Music instills confidence and provides a sense of achievement and satisfaction on a regular basis. Whether or not children grow up and pursue music professionally, those who study music in their youthshow a distinct advantage in any field they might choose as a career. Playing an instrument will be one of the most enriching parts of your child’s life. Music is a means for them to express their creativity and it will provide them with a lifelong emotional outlet.
Here are some opinions of those I have had the pleasure of working with.
"Your willingness to participate in this all-day event is a testament to your commitment to the musical field and your dedication to the community."
"I believe that your professionalism and your calm demeanor helped make the participants feel more at ease while performing in the competition."
"wonderful teaching ability he has demonstrated to me through my son"
"We are extremely pleased with James’ professionalism as well as his teaching ability"
"We cannot speak highly enough of James and his ability to bring out the best in his students."
"I have known James for one year as my 6-year-old daughter’s piano instructor and can say wholeheartedly that he is one of the best instructors I have encountered."
"excellent piano players do not always make excellent teachers, but James is gifted in both arenas"
"Most remarkable is his ability to perform music of the twentieth century composers in a way that makes it compelling to the audience"
"James Iman has my highest recommendations"
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