Piano is much easier at first to begin playing than most musical instruments, as you don't have to have any special skills to push down on a piano key and get a sound out of it. The tricky part comes with getting it to sound like you want it to! This involves learning about chord construction, right and left hand multitasking and coordination, rhythmic concepts, music theory, and developing muscle memory.
If you've ever seen yourself playing piano songs like Elton John or Billy Joel, or rocking out to Journey, or even playing some beautiful classical or contemporary piano music, then you should give piano lessons a try!
My teaching skills with this instrument
I can teach any student to read chord charts, play
songs (both keyboard- heavy songs or songs that do not
even have a piano in them), learn to play by ear, sing
and play at the same time, prepare for and get better
at playing in ensembles and bands, and much more. I
can teach any student to read sheet music and standard
notation if they desire , although I don't require it
for any of my students.
I can also teach any classically (or "traditionally") trained piano player to play by ear, write their own songs, and understand, read, and improvise over jazz and pop chord charts, lead sheets, and fake books if they are only familiar with reading standard notation and would like to diversify their skills.
If you have any further questions I couldn't answer here, check out my FAQ section.
Concepts I teach:
Chord construction and triads
Major and minor chords
Sharps and flats (# & b)
Octaves and their role
Left and right hand coordination
Proper piano fingering technique
Roots and the role of the left hand
Reading standard notation
Reading chord charts and lead sheets
Chord embellishments: 7s, 9s, etc.
Scales and their use
Understanding and playing modes
Improvisation and soloing
Arpeggios and their role
Playing an learning songs by ear
Using the internet as a song resource
...and much more than I can list here!