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Marci S.

Lawrence, KS 66049

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About Marci

Welcome to my piano studio!

I am a Lawrence native, and my piano studio is in my home. I have bounced between Lenexa and Lawrence a few times in my adult life, and I moved back to Lawrence 3 years ago, this time to stay.

I began classical piano studies at 8 years old, in the private studio of a local concert pianist. I participated in recitals, concerts, camps and master classes, and in the 7th grade I started performing in a variety of venues, as an accompanist for vocalists, instrumentalists, choirs and musicals.

I have a B.A. and M.A. from KU, and acquired my Kansas State Teaching License at Washburn University. I am classified as "highly qualified" in the fields of Psychology, Biology and General Science. I taught school in Topeka, then in the Shawnee Mission Public Schools. My graduate degree is in Human Development, and

I taught Child Behavior & Development classes at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. I believe I am a unique piano teacher, having studied children and young adults and how they learn. I encourage my students to work towards their goals, but I'm patient and know when a skill is currently beyond the child's grasp due to his or her individual development. Every child learns and develops differently, so each student's lessons are highly individualized.

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I have a relaxed teaching style, a sense of humor, and lots of patience! I absolutely love the one-on-one teaching experience I get with teaching private lessons. Students tend to feel welcome and comfortable in my home studio. A beginning student will be surprised to be reading and playing music within just a few weeks!

Curricula:
For beginning piano curriculum, I like the Piano Adventures series by Faber & Faber. I also use a series called A Dozen A Day, technical exercises for the piano which teaches a little theory along the way, but makes it fun! For older students, I like Czerny and Hanon exercises to strengthen fingers and hands. I focus on reading music, and I work on sight-reading skills with adolescents and young adults. There are all kinds of on-line resources that I consult for ideas. Lessons are a combination of theory, learning the keyboard, and learning to read music.

For intermediate piano students, I will determine their level of musical understanding and design an individualized curriculum to address areas of improvement, and to build on each student's strengths.

In addition to the mechanics of music, I try to instill an appreciation for all types and genres of music in my students. I strongly believe that the most competent and interesting musicians are the ones who are familiar with music from all walks of life.

Lastly, I do most of the choosing of music for students to study. There are lots of things to consider when choosing a piece or a book for a young pianist to study. But I do like to explore, and am open to suggestions from my students. It's easier to practice when you are playing something you really enjoy. Not every song makes a good piano piece, but I will work with you!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Guitar, Computer, Music Software

*** Specialties ***
Keyboard basics, music theory, playing technique, sight-reading music. Working with little ones.
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April 18, 2016
Brooke Nash
We signed up with Marci for beginner lessons with my 6 year old daughter and couldn't be happier! She is fantastic with children! She is very patient and has many creative ways to motivate, engage and work with young children on their level. One of the many things I love most about working with Marci is that she established a relationship with my daughter which helped tremendously in bringing her "out of her shell". Marci has provided age and level appropriate materials that my daughter loves to play from! Marci, thank you for being such a wonderful teacher!
November 29, 2015
Nancy
My 6 year old son and 8 year old daughter love going to piano every week! I am very impressed with the way she teaches and is so patient!
November 26, 2015
Julie
This is my third review of Marci's teaching. My son, Arthur, participates in weekly piano lessons, and is still enjoying them!

Arthur has been practicing hard for his next recital, and I'm really looking forward to hearing him play :)

Keep up the good work!

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Marci S.

Lawrence, KS

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Renee H.

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About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grade Music at Liberty Christain Cathedral. In 2000 she worked at The Dayton Academy teaching music classes to elementary school children. In 2006 she taught voice to a school choir at Nehemiah University. In 2007 she successfully taught voice and performance to a Senior Choir at Wesley Community Center. The Senior Choir had many Choir performances. Also in 2007,she taught voice lessons and keyboard lessons to a youth choir at Maranatha Worship Center for seven years. she cond

ucted a Black History choir and several Christmas Plays. She has successfully taught students in the past who have become music teachers and music directors in a church or school setting. She has taught students from various backgrounds. Music is my passion because it is international communication. It ministers to my soul and spirit.

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Your first lesson with me will be fun and exciting. You will learn how to play a fun simple song and scales and rhythm. I measure your success by how well you practice using the techniques I give you, I also measure progress according to how many times a week you practice, I am committed to inspire people of all ages and skill levels to learn more about music. I believe that music for every individual should be a pleasurable learning experience. Whether you are a beginner or advanced musician or vocalist. I welcome all students of all ages encouraging them. I like to motivate all students to succeed. After 3 to 6 months with you, you will have learned how to play simple songs, 12 scales and read the lines and spaces of Treble and Bass Clef and play 3 rhythm patterns

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would expect my students to have their own keyboard/piano.

*** Specialties ***
The curriculum that I prefer is The David Carr Glover Method, Pre- Reading Books for Beginners, Popular Piano by Hal Leonard, Sight Reading and Rhythm Everyday. I teach Classical, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Contemporary Gospel.
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June 26, 2019
Jordan S.
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
May 4, 2019
Sharon
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
March 14, 2019
Andrea
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style

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Renee H.

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About Carrie

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I've been teaching and performing professionally for over 15 years. I have my BA in music and business. I have had some amazing experiences along the way. I've worked with world renowned vocal coaches, sang at Carnegie Hall, and played on various cds to raise money/awareness for charity projects. I'm grateful for all of this, but I love working with students on their music most of all. It delights me to see a student have an "aha" moment where they realize that they have what it takes to be great. I'd love to work with you, but if I don't I hope you reach your goals and have fun doing it ! ~ Carrie Jo ~

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I'm a laid back teacher but you will definitely learn

a lot. I just believe if it starts to not be fun, what's the point? Music isn't just about perfect theory and note placement it's about enjoyment. That's why I tailor make every lesson specifically based on my student's goals. I have students that like a more traditional approach so I use standard method books with them. I also have students that want to learn how to play by ear so we use a less traditional method and I teach them chord structures and how to move around easily on their instrument. My favorite thing to teach is vocal lessons but I love teaching piano and guitar also.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught on an upright piano or acoustic/electric guitar. Student should bring own guitar. No pets. Waiting room out front for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need their own instrument.

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I've performed at Carnegie Hall and I've had the opportunity to work with world renowned vocal coaches. I offer that as well as techniques that I've developed to help you reach your goals quickly and with great skill !
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September 11, 2018
Janice (Tony) G.
Carrie is great! She is very patient, positive and encouraging. We have three members of our household taking lessons from her, and she tailors the lessons for the individual goals, levels and interests of each of us.
May 15, 2018
Steve H.
Had a great time and look forward to more lessons.
February 26, 2016
Logan P.
It was awesome! Great experience with Carrie and she got me playing within our first lesson! Couldn't be happier!

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Carrie A.

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About Doyle

Hello, my name is Doyle B. and I am eager to help you reach your goals! I've been teaching private lessons since 1992 and have loved helping my students win competitions at the state level, learn how to advance rapidly on their instrument, and fall in love with making music. I have 3 earned degrees from Pensacola Christian College (B.S. in Music Ed., 1992), Hobe Sound Bible College (A.A., 1993) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Church Music, 1996). I have experience teaching all of the band instruments, violin, guitar, and piano. I'm an enthusiastic, upbeat person who greatly enjoys working with people of all ages. I am presently employed at Hobe Sound Bible College and Christian Academy. I presently have students in New Jersey, South Dakota, Florida, and Maryland, who I teach using Skype or FaceTime. Fortunately,

I have a couple openings in my schedule to teach any one who is serious about excelling on his/her instrument. I look forward to helping you reach your potential.
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July 25, 2019
Jeffrey
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March 5, 2019
William W. S.
Wonderful man. Great teacher
January 8, 2019
Jim
Doyle was fabulous. He was patient & caring. I think I can learn alot from him. Great teacher.

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Doyle B.

Online

(16)
About Hala

Arabic Tutor Online: Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Syrian-Lebanese.
I have distinct experience teaching Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Syrian-Lebanese (experience 9 years). I teach from beginner to advanced level. I make learning Arabic fun and am able to create a relaxed atmosphere in class.

I will prepare a course for my students, after assessing their needs first, I can use the educational material that the students bring along to class if they prefer. I am flexible in this sense, my goal is to ensure that my students level improves significantly in a short time.

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October 11, 2019
william
July 29, 2019
Shari
Really patient and outgoing. Overall very satisfied with the lesson thus far. Super nice too!!!
December 6, 2018
Gayle

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Hala L.

Online

(12)
About Alex

Over the past five years, I have successfully helped students prepare for a variety of courses and standardized tests. However, I am most passionate about helping students prepare for the LSAT, on which I scored a 174 (99th percentile). As a LSAT tutor, I specialize in teaching students how to develop a deep understanding of each question type.

I am currently pursuing a masters degree at the University of Oxford and I hold a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego.

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February 21, 2019
Crystal
Great tips to get me ready for exam in a month! Very encouraging!

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Alex V.

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Prakash S.

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About Prakash

I have been teaching math professionally since 1998 and have helped significantly boost students’ SAT math scores as much as 250 points as well as helped his students seen multi-grade improvements in math classes. My approach to teaching is unique: recognizing the student's weaknesses early in the teaching process and lay emphasis on strengthening basic concepts. My ability for easily explaining how different areas of math are interconnected allow the basics to be more sticky and contextual. I graduated with Honors from a premier engineering college in India and have worked in both the tech and education sectors. In my free time, I enjoys playing racquetball, singing, and am an avid math puzzle enthusiast.

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Prakash S.

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About Prateek

6.5 years of teaching experience.
Completed Irodov ( book with world's toughest physics numericals ).
Expert in training for Senior Physics Olympiad.
Can explain you even the toughest concepts in very easy and entertaining manner.
Physics topics that i teach are following:
1) whole mechanics
2) SHM and Waves
3) Fluids.
4) Heat and Thermodynamics.
5) Electrodynamics.
6) Geometrical and wave optics
7) Modern Physics.

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August 26, 2019
Tyler
Dude he be teaching good. U need to give time and practise regularly and you will see a huge increase in your grades. I joined for 4 months and it was totaly worth it. No more failing my tests but actually doing good. It was my elder sister's idea and i am happy i listened to her and joined his course. Thank u prateek. U are better than my school teachers.
August 26, 2019
Ayesha
Had to prepare for my SAT and he helped me so much. A very average student like me could score as high as 1400 in my sat with 700 in physics. He made me understand. I never thought i would go to a good university but here i am.
August 26, 2019
john
His way of teaching physics is unique. he made me visualize concepts in physics. he makes physics like a piece of cake.

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