My name is David Howell and I'm the founder and lead teacher for Howell Piano.
My desire as a teacher of music, is to joyfully share what I've learned about playing the piano as well as other musical instruments; to enjoy music while exploring the idea that knowing and understanding music as is learned on the piano, bridges the gap to understanding the learning and playing of other instruments for one's own relaxation, meditation, and enjoyment as well as that of others. There will be 5-30 minute lessons each hexamester (or 10-15 minute lessons) at times mutually agreed upon by both the student's family and the teacher. Lessons will thoroughly cover previously assigned materials, and explain in detail new concepts for the student to refine during their times practice. The Basic course materials will be provided through Moodle, with the teacher having the option of providing additional materials on an, as needed basis.
I am from Iowa, and received my musical education privately, through public schools, then at Iowa State University. My major instrument was the bassoon, but I also did advanced studies on piano, and organ. General studies at the university level included studying pedagogy on all the stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments as well.