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.
- 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
- 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