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With a patient teaching style, Dr. Steinberg brings enjoyment of music and the satisfaction of achievement to his students through fun-filled piano lessons. He makes learning fun by using the student's experiences and demonstrations. "You are the most patient person in the world." (C.P., parent of a current student).

"I like seeing the light in my students' eyes, when they realize they have learned something new, that they can perform a piece well and enjoy it, and especially that they can overcome their perceived limitations," he says.

A student recently commented: "...you are right on the money with your analysis. I've made more progress in a couple of hours this morning than I did all last week ... I feel as though I've broken through a real barrier ...I'm very, very pleased with that lesson."

Dr. Steinberg has been teaching for over 20 years and is a member of the Main Line Music Teachers Association (MLMTA), the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (PMTA), and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Piano lessons offer many good and long-lasting benefits:


Most people enjoy music.  The ability to make music exponentially increases this enjoyment. Many adults often find themselves regretting not having taken (or having quit lessons).


This is a good way to establish structure and discipline, which children NEED but do not WANT. This INTERNAL discipline is stronger and longer lasting than any externally-forced discipline.


The concentration required in learning music carries over into learning other subjects.


For children, good piano lessons can help establish a solid educational foundation which will make learning almost anything fun.


Recent studies have shown that, for both children and adults, playing a musical instrument can reduce stress.


The phrase "think outside the box" has been used in the bussiness world to denote thinking beyond the conventional, the mundane, the obvious. Musical education contributes greatly to Thinking and Interpretation, necessities to success.


Learning effective practice skills aids the child in developing patience.


Listening - the active counterpart to passive hearing can sometimes reveal hidden meanings otherwise lost. Knowing how to listen can also increase patience.


Many adults have terrible fear of public speaking (for some, this fear is second only to death!), but may be required to do so. Learning to play in front of a small and supportive audience helps in reducing this fear (in some circumstances diagnosed as Social Anxiety Disorder).


Many people suffer from some form of shyness. Interacting with a music teacher and other students can significantly help in overcoming shyness.


Of all positive emotions, very high ranking is the satisfaction of achievement. The greater the challenge, the greater the satisfaction. Music has a nearly unlimited set of challenges, and the equally rewarding sense of achievement.

IQ

Recent studies show that, together with school work, music lessons have contributed to increase of IQ and school grades.


Through all of the above, children develop confidence and poise that will be useful in dealing with many situations in life.

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What can you expect?


In this meeting, you learn more about the teacher, his philosophies, methodologies and ethics, and he evaluates the student's level and musical abilities.


Dr. Steinberg's written Piano Studio Policy outlines what you can expect from your teacher and what he expects from students and parents (studio philosophy, scheduling, tuition, practicing, concerts, etc.) This has proven very successful, especially for beginners who do not know what to expect.


You may be surprised to learn that many professionals do not like practicing! So, why do it? Because they love the results! Dr. Steinberg has developed highly efficient practicing techniquesto help minimize practice time and maximize positive results.


Lessons include, but are not limited to, verbal instruction, demonstrations, listening to recordings, discussions, musical games (usually for younger students) etc.


Before undertaking the study of piano and music, the student should know that learning the piano is a long-term project. The student may be pleasantly surprised by the long-term benefits of taking piano lessons. If the student has questions or reservations about this project, talk to the teacher. The student can expect the teacher to be open, truthful, and accommodating to his/her learning needs within reason governed by professionalism and ethics.

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