RONDELLO PIANO STUDIO
Piano lessons in the Grapevine/Southlake area focused on building talent in students of all ages.
You may have heard that children who study music excel in academic subjects and have improved memory and concentration. These are great perks, but I believe that the arts need no justification from other fields. Learning music teaches a person to recognize beauty in the world, to express the otherwise unexpressible, and to embark on a quest for excellence.
WHO THE STUDENTS ARE
Each student is unique, with their own temperament, goals, passions, and gifts. Wherever a student is coming from, I am dedicated helping them realize their success. For some, this means playing at Carnegie Hall or winning international competitions. For others, it’s wowing their classmates at the talent show, sharing their music at church, or simply the sense of achievement in playing with poise and control.
Many parents see the benefits of piano in terms of college admissions, while some are primarily focused on fostering a lifetime love for music. What the families all share in common is a commitment to excellence.
I’d be happy to speak with you about the musical goals you have for your children and how we could reach them together!
Angelo is hands down the best piano teacher we have ever had. He is demanding, but inspiring, and I was constantly amazed at the progress my daughter made each week. I would recommend him without any reservations.
My nine year old son’s music world exploded with Angelo’s unique gift of teaching piano, music theory and history of music. I’ve recommended Angelo to all of my friends with children.
For eight years Angelo taught both of my boys. His teaching skills spanned their various developmental stages and he engaged them at every level, engendering a deep sense of love for the appreciation, art and craft of piano music.
Music as a Language
First and foremost, lessons are about becoming fluent in the language of music - to be naturally expressive and to convey thought and feeling through sound. My goal is to provide students with a solid foundation which will allow them to reach their fullest potential at the piano, whether or not they are pursuing a career in music.
Often simplistically referred to as "technique", this is what gives a musician physical freedom to operate the instrument and includes elements such as flexibility, balance, agility, tone production, gestures, etc.
Performance is the essential to the development of a pianist. To that end, Rondello Studio holds several recitals per year, performance classes, adjudications, masterclasses with renowned performing artists and teachers, as well as many other performance opportunities.
These are elements of what makes music pleasing to the ear, such as phrasing, tonal balance, rhythm, etc. This is very closely tied to - and overlapped with - physical technique.
This is the understanding of the inner workings of music, and is essential to effective learning and memorization. It includes the study of chords, scales, intervals, structure, etc.
Vital to being a fast learner and competent musician, this is the ability to fluently play unfamiliar music from the score.