Hello there, my name is Isaac Adams and I teach Piano and Music Theory here at Resonate Music School & Studio. There is no greater fulfilment to me than providing others an opportunity to explore music as an art and science. While traditional piano lessons often have similar trajectories among young learners, it also provides an interdisciplinary outlook on the mind, body, and culture for people of ALL ages.
Over the past 5 years, I have had the pleasure of appearing both as soloist and chamber musician in several concert series, including Vocalypes, Scotia Festival of Music and St. Andrews Arts Council Sanctuary Recital Series. I have also used music as a fun activity to do with friends and family. Whether it’s playing happy birthday at a party, learning the favourite song of your significant other, or something relaxing to do at the end of a stressful day.
Playing an instrument requires our nervous system to create new synapses in the brain in order to coordinate complex tasks. These may include spatial awareness, neuromuscular adaptations, or finger dexterity. As a certified personal trainer, I see the piano as more than a mechanism to create sound, but also a tool that can be manipulated with the weight of the arm, height at which one approaches the keys, etc. It is a VERY physical activity!
I specialize in classical piano performance, as well as contemporary classical composition. Among those, are transferable skills that can be used for any genre. My classical background will help develop skills required for improvisation, playing by ear, and song writing.