Lessons tailor made for each student's needs
Every person is different, and we each have unique styles of learning. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Ms. Oddo identifies each student’s learning style and customizes every lesson to best meet that student’s needs.
Ms. Oddo believes students respond best to encouragement and has structured her studio with many rewards, such as a pick from the treat box for students who meet their practice goals of the week, and annual awards for those who consistently meet practice goals, as well as trophies for the students in each age group that practice the most over the year.
Faber Piano Adventures
Ms. Oddo uses a variety of beginning method books. Her favorite method is Faber Piano Adventures. This method offers multi-media play-along songs, reading apps, and video tutorials within a Lesson Book, Performance Book, and Theory Book. This method also includes and a wide variety of extra-curricular books with fun pieces from movie themes, popular songs, and classical music themes.
Students have the ability to participate in the California Music Teachers' Association student events such as Certificate of Merit, local and regional recitals and the state convention. Students progress from beginner lessons up to advanced levels of accomplished classical pianists.