Jean B.

Jean B.

★★★★★
★★★★★
3 Reviews
Worcester, MA

Piano

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

About Jean B.

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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

Jean is patient, fun, and imaginative. She also loves passing on the gift of music to anyone wanting to learn!


Jean's philosophy of teaching is; 1. Taking on any new task requires time and discipline. Mistakes are a part of the learning process. The biggest challenges reap the greatest rewards.

2. The student and teacher are a team! The teacher and student will work together to learn together. As the student is learning new skills and techniques, the teacher is learning all about the student and their specialized needs.


Jean's Education:

Jean is a graduate of Bradford College in Bradford MA with a Bachelors Degree in Creative Arts. Her major instrument is piano.

Jean's Experience:

Jean began playing piano at the age of 5. Taking a break from lessons for a few years as a teenager and picking it up again in College.

Jean has been teaching piano for 6 years.




*** Lesson Details ***
Within a lesson, students can expect to be given instruction on developing proper technique. (scales, chords, basic music theory etc). The learning environment will be laid back and fun, with the student and teacher setting goals together, and reasonable expectations will be held for both the student and teacher.

Jean will ask what it is in particular that the student is wanting to learn, and will seek to develop curriculum centered around the student's goals. Weekly practice (5 days a week, 20-30 minutes a day) will be the encouraged minimum. This will vary slightly depending on individual student needs.

Students will have the opportunity to learn to play music by composers such as Mozart and Bach. They can also learn how to play movie soundtracks, tunes from their favorite Broadway or Disney songs, and more! Vocal students will have the opportunity to learn show tunes, Italian arias, German songs, praise and worship songs, their favorites from musicals, and more.



*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room with piano.

*** Specialties ***
Pop, Classical,
Alfred, Thompson, Fletcher

Experience

Organist Nov 2004 - Present
Pilgrim Congregational Church

Play for Sunday service

Education

BA Creative Arts Sep 1979 - May 1983
Bradford College

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Associations Jan 2011
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEAN IS A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR! JEAN IS A PATIENT KNOWLEDGEABLE TEACHER WHO ADJUSTS HER TEACHING METHODS BASED UPON A STUDENTS SKILL LEVEL. October 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jean is very nice, gentle, and patient. April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dion Dion likes you and feels he is learning from you! I just have to get him a real paino to practice on. Thank you, hopefully in the future I can increase his lesson times maybe to twice a week. Lisa (Dions Mom) February 16, 2011