Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy 教學理念


MATTHEW KOUMIS WITH HIS WIFE JO-CHIEH YAO

I provide comprehensive and customized music education to help every individual student to achieve their goals in piano study.

I have absorbed elements from Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki teaching methods together with postural training from the Alexander Technique. These have all helped me in shaping my own approach as a teacher, which is responsive to the student in front of me today.

  • Scales
  • Keyboard harmony
  • Ear training
  • Posture according to the principles of Alexander Technique Wide range of repertoire from different periods and styles
  • Music theory
  • Improvisation skills
  • Duet playing to encourage listening and rhythm
  • Score-reading
  • Watching short videos on YouTube, to observe stage comportment, posture, and performance-styles of contemporary and historical pianists
  • Performance coaching in advance of a concert, exam and competition