The Oclef Method takes a lot of the frustration out of the piano learning process…since students problem-solve as opposed to blindly hope that they’re practicing correctly… [they] actually enjoy playing.
Meena is a Senior at Valley Christian High School where she has a concentration on Music. She has studied with Julian Toha for the last 5 years and has been trained as an instructor within the Oclef Method Pedagogy Program for over a year.
1.What do you do at Oclef?
I guide students’ practice to make sure they’re staying on track and using their time efficiently, kind of like training wheels on a bike.
2. What have you learned from working at Oclef?
I’ve learned how to standardize my own knowledge of piano in order to share it with others. Part of the reason music’s difficult to teach is because different words or techniques mean different things to different people, so a collective lexicon and toolkit’s foundational to clear communication.
3. How would the Oclef Method benefit a student learning piano for the first time?
The Oclef Method takes a lot of the frustration out of the piano learning process, which builds independence, goal achievement, and self-confidence. Since students problem-solve as opposed to blindly hope that they’re practicing correctly, they tend to learn the instrument faster and actually enjoy playing it.
Find Meena at Oclef on Monday’s or see her teaching in a variety of videos and lessons within Oclef Pro.