Jean B.

Jean B.

4 Reviews
Worcester, MA

About Jean B.

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Jean teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 30 hours

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 10 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

Photos and Videos

Experience

Organist Nov 2004 - Present
Pilgrim Congregational Church

Play for Sunday service

Education

MBA E-Commerce May 2003 - Jul 2005
University of Phoenix
BA Creative Arts Sep 1979 - May 1983
Bradford College

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
French Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Elementary General Music Professional Deveopment Jul 2014
Gordon Institute of Music Learning

Learning music through audiation

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association 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.

National Association for Music Education Jan 2011
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

American Guild of Organists Sep 1983
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The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this, we:To achieve this, we:• Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;• Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;• Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;• Nurture future generations of organists;• Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and• Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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4 Reviews on Jean B.

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Leah M. Dec 9, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Amazing teacher. My son is a beginner and he loves going for his piano lessons.
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Lynette R. Oct 16, 2012
Verified Student
JEAN IS A WONDERFUL INSTRUCTOR!

JEAN IS A PATIENT KNOWLEDGEABLE TEACHER WHO ADJUSTS HER TEACHING METHODS BASED UPON A STUDENTS SKILL LEVEL.
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LisaZ Apr 11, 2012
Jean is very nice, gentle, and patient.
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LisaW3 Feb 16, 2011
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)