I am always hoping that the musical paths I offer for students — and the eclectic repertoire I might select for them — will encourage them to learn out of inner curiosity and enjoyment.
Peter Kristian Mose

I appreciate your soft and encouraging approach, and the freedom you allow your students to explore music.
Adult piano student

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Teaching Philosophy

Peter Mose at the piano

Peter Mose at the piano

There is a premise to my teaching piano – or to my teaching music at the piano, which is what I prefer to say that I do. The premise is that we are all musical, and that anyone can play the piano.

It’s not about talent. It’s about sitting alone at the keyboard each day for 30 to 60 minutes, and exploring musical puzzles while exercising and strengthening one’s fingers. The learning will occur naturally.

It works best when you find a teacher willing to meet you halfway, someone who understands and monitors your growth. This is what I strive to do with each student. A number of my adult students over the years have been themselves teachers: they know what it takes to help someone else to grow in knowledge, and I am honored that they have accorded me the role of mentor.

For children, it is easier. They can just feel when they are in the presence of a good teacher. Or of a ho-hum teacher. Or someone all wrong for them. When they are stuck with someone who is not on their wavelength, at most they endure their music lessons. With the right person, by contrast, they blossom and there is no stopping them.

Am I demanding as a piano teacher? I try not to be. The world of music education has too many so-called demanding teachers who mostly incite fear. Instead, I am always hoping that the musical paths I offer for students — and the eclectic repertoire I might select for them — will encourage them to learn out of inner curiosity and enjoyment. For music is both a constant challenge and a constant source of delight, at whatever one’s age and whatever one’s skill level.

I am always hoping that the musical paths I offer for students—and the repertoire I might select for them—will encourage them to learn out of inner curiosity and enjoyment.
Peter Kristian Mose

I appreciate your soft and encouraging approach, and the freedom you allow your students to explore music.
Adult piano student

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