Instructor
Joined in
2018

Anthony

Instructor

Teaches Piano

Interested in taking lessons with Anthony

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Areas of Instruction

Piano

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Ragtime, Composition, Music Theory, Jazz, Sight-Reading, Playing by Ear

Current Projects

Various Compositions

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Accordion

Education

Associates Degree in Science, Studied Piano for 14+ Years, Studied Music Theory and Composition for 12 Years, Studied Music Pedagogy

Musical Interests

Music Composition, Studio Recording, Performance, Music Theory

Teaching Experience

Over 4 years Teaching Experience, Special Needs and All Ages

Performance Experience

Fund-Raisers, Recitals, Talent Shows, Performing in Old Town

About Anthony

Piano has always been an important part of my life, even from a young age. I began playing when I was seven, and have continued ever since. It's always been hard for me to stay away from the piano---it's a pleasure to tinker with chord progressions, or to discover a new piece. 

My music journey has led me to play a variety of styles including, but not limited to, classical, jazz, improvisation and composition. 

I took an interest in teaching piano after realizing that other people might enjoy playing the piano as much as I do. For that reason, my teaching style includes a combination of reading sheet music, music theory, technique, music interpretation, rhythm, and taking the time to enjoy the process. I've learned that the pleasure in playing the piano comes from looking back at the hard work, and seeing the progress that has been made. The more work you put in, the more fun it gets! 

I've spent a great deal of time studying the piano, such as performing in a variety of settings: recitals, fund raisers, elderly care centers, and many more locations. My interest in music theory has led me to a deeper understanding of music beyond melodies and harmonies, and also composing my own music. After that, I studied William Kinkaid's time-proven method for teaching music, which emphasizes building a strong foundation for playing music (reading notes, rhythms, dynamics, etc.), and practicing in such a manner as to cement good habits. I enjoy teaching a variety of students including all ages and special needs.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Music & Arts staff to setup an appointment.

-Anthony Apodaca

Fort Collins, CO Music & Arts 970-223-5837 FORT COLLINS CO