Our Teaching Philosophy
East Valley School of Music provides a strong musical foundation for students of all ages, levels, and abilities. Through customized curriculum and private lessons, students learn how to read music, develop technical proficiency, understand fundamental theory concepts, compose their own music, and perform for an audience.
About Our School
East Valley School of Music was founded in 2006 by Mike Kaminski & Tabitha Czapla. Mike & Tabitha teach piano and are committed to teaching full-time. They have a passion to provide quality instruction and music education for aspiring students. We strive to inspire every student to be creative and expressive while building life skills such as self-discipline, self-confidence, and the ability to learn new skills. Music lessons greatly enrich the development of children. It also stimulates learning in adult students as they achieve their goals and share in the joy of making music. Our success is truly shared with the success of our students! We invite you to discover your musical abilities and talents while having fun learning how to play music!
East Valley School of Music is dedicated to providing a strong musical foundation for students of all ages and levels. By using a progressive mix of curriculum and customized private lessons, students learn how to read music fluently, develop technical proficiency, understand fundamental theory concepts, perform in front of an audience, compose their own music, and improvise popular music. Most importantly, East Valley School of Music nurtures the love and appreciation of music in every student!
Creations by the Owners
Piano Power Quest
“We created Piano Power Quest to empower and inspire students to discover their musical abilities and talents while having fun learning how to play piano!”
EMPOWERING PIANISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
The Piano Power Quest ® method book series empowers students to challenge themselves to practice effectively and come to their lesson prepared and ready to learn. Students are inspired as the Piano Power Quest ® captures their attention and imagination by engaging them in the story.
STUDENTS ARE CHALLENGED TO CONQUER THE FOUR BOOKS
The main story takes place in the Master Quest (the lesson book). Students sharpen their skills in the Technique Training, Sight Reading Success, and Theory Triumph books. Students learn about the 7 Elements of Piano Music, which are used to evaluate performance: Notes, Fingering, Rhythm, Dynamics, Articulation, Pedaling, and Tempo. Teachers aware points (called “stars”) for completion and accuracy of practice pieces and theory work. Stars are tallied at the end of each level and students are awarded a rank title based on how many stars they accumulated in each of the four books.
PIANO POWER QUEST® IS THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE FOR PIANO STUDENTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY!
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Want To Teach With Us?
We are always looking for talented instructors to join our team! We maintain a high standard of instruction at EVSM. Candidates must have a degree in music and at least two years of teaching experience. Sound like you? Send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org