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Harp, Music Performance, Piano
My name is Mandy and I'm excited to be a part of TakeLessons.com for several reasons:
1) because it led you here to find out more about me and the possibility of beginning lessons with me 2) I believe TakeLessons.com is a great resource to finding highly qualified musicians in your area and 3) because if you do decide to take lessons with me through TakeLessons.com they will make sure that I am doing my part to ensure a positive and effective music experience.
Before I get into my credentials I would like to just share a little bit about myself. I grew up here, in the Jackson area, and in fact have lived in the same house my whole life- the same house where lessons will be held. The best way to get to the music parlor is through the front door.
My musical studies began at the age of 8 when I saw for the first time a harpist at a wedding. I pleaded with my parents to let me learn how to play the harp but, being the wise parents that they are, told me if I wanted to learn to play an instrument I would have to begin on the piano because the piano builds a solid musical foundation. Now, as much as I don't want to admit it, my parents were usually right and this was no exception.
I took piano lessons for eight years until I got a harp at the age of 16. Two years later I went off to college to get a Bachelors degree in music from LSU, and four years after that I moved to Texas to get my Masters degree in music from University of North Texas. Now, I'm excited to be back in Jackson offering both piano and harp lessons.
I have experience teaching students ranging from age 7-80 and working on musical genres ranging from Classical to Pop and Celtic to Country. I tend to work well with teenagers and young adults.
I perform with the Mississippi Symphony, am an adjunct music professor at Belhaven University, and I am President of the MS chapter of the American Harp Association.
I have performed for the first lady of Texas, Anita Perry, owner of the Cowboys Jerry Jones, and legendary football player Emmitt Smith, and I have performed with Tim McGraw.
Although I do a lot of performing, teaching is where my heart is. My students challenge me to be a better musician so that I am at my best and constantly working to be a better musician and teacher.
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My main goal in a lesson is to make sure my students are enjoying their time spent in the lesson. Learning to play an instrument is challenging and every student is unique. With this in mind, it is my goal to make sure the student is always relaxed and comfortable while playing. It is important to discipline the student in proper technique, theory and performance practice. I will do my part to make sure students do not feel overwhelmed or irritated-learning music should be fun!
Depending on what musical knowledge the students already possesses, I will decide on the best curriculum and make assignments based out the books chosen. It is important that the student learn standard repertoire, however, I am open to working on any genre of music that interests the student.
Also, it is important for me to know how the students wish to use his or her talent. By knowing the direction the student wishes to take I can best guide their path to becoming the musician he or she wants to be.
Ultimately, it is my desire to foster the love of the instrument by providing students with performance opportunities, expanding the student's knowledge of the instrument, and creating a positive learning experience.
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Prefers to teach out of her home - music studio seating for parents
practice room seating for parents
Bass Guitar, Fiddle, Music Performance, Music Theory, Viola, Violin
With a bachelor degree from JSU. And three years experience conducting for MS Youth Symphony Orchestra. I am prepared to train committed musicians.
Acoustic Guitar, Classical Piano, Music Theory, Piano
I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a minor in piano pedagogy. I also have registered training with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. I also have guitar training at the university level, and I took five semesters of music theory and composition.
I specialize in teaching very young beginners, but I do well with everyone! If you are looking for someone who is fun but will cover all aspects of playing piano, then look no further. I look forward to meeting you soon!
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"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."