Hillary LeFay has been teaching private music for two decades. She teaches piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, banjo, and voice. Some of these years have been spent teaching in classrooms from pre-school to high school. But, private and small group instruction are her favorite way to instruct and foster creativity. She has students starting as young as 2 and many adult students also enjoy her music instruction.
Her students learn music theory, listening techniques, composition, and a little music history while learning to play a variety of styles of music. Hillary thinks it is very important to be introduced to many genres, but spends a lot of time writing arrangements of modern music to be at an appropriate level for her students. So, from Beethoven to Taylor Swift and from Ragtime to videogame theme songs, you can hear it all at one of Hillary’s students’ performances.
Community involvement is very important to Hillary. So, you can see her students performing during a local 5K to entertain the runners, and in a variety of nursing homes and community centers They also perform in an annual recital to show off their songs, and perform in a more formal setting.