Aiyana Cadwell

Aiyana C.

Tarzana, CA
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Aiyana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2000

I am a classically trained pianist with a Bachelor's Degree in Music earned from the University of Central Florida. I also have vocal training and much experience with writing original music.

I have been teaching private music lessons since 2000 and I am excited to further build my teaching studio online and in person. Since 2008 I have been teaching in Los Angeles and I am planning to relocate to South Florida to be closer to family this August/September, 2018. I am currently accepting new students in Broward and Palm Beach county. I am available for online lessons currently and once I make the move, I will be able to switch to in person lessons for anyone local to Broward and Palm Beach county. For local students I offer lessons in your home as well as in my studio.

I am a very dedicated teacher and I have had students stay with me from age 8-18. I organize at least two recitals a year and I have done competitions with my students and often help them prepare for auditions and school performances as well. I am a passionate and experienced teacher and also a performer myself. So I enjoy helping students learn music and also embrace performance if that is their goal! I look forward to meeting you and sharing lots of music education with you and/or your child. : )

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Experience

Private music teacher
Feb 2000 - Present
Self-employed music teacher

~In 2000 in Orlando, Florida I started teaching piano at a music shop called "Music Shack". I taught at Music Shack from 2000-2008.

~In 2003 I graduated from University of Central Florida with B.A. in music and my specialization and primary instrument was piano.

~In 2004 I also started teaching at a piano store in Longwood, FL where I rented space and students came to me for lessons.

~In 2008 I moved to Los Angeles, CA where I got a teaching position at a music store called "Guitar Merchant".
I started teaching voice and flute in addition to piano at guitar merchant. I worked there as a teacher until 2015.

~2012: I joined the Music Teacher's Association of California and I currently participate in their yearly piano evaluation exam called Certificate of Merrit. Certificate of Merritt is a well rounded music evaluation program designed to help motivated students move through a more structured music learning program. Upon relocating to South Florida I intend to join a similar professional organization in the area.

~2014 to present: I started teaching a weekly group music class to pre-school aged students at a Montessori Preschool. I do concerts twice a year with this group. One for Holiday time in December and one for their Preschool Graduation in June.

~2015-present: I am currently on my own as a self employed private music teacher. I have students who come to my studio, take lessons online, and I also travel quite bit to student's homes for the lessons. I have a full studio of 30+ students and two group classes.

I AM RELOCATING TO SOUTH FLORIDA IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER, 2018. I am accepting new students in Broward and Palm Beach County. I am looking to build a full and thriving music studio in the South Florida area. I look forward to speaking with you. Please call or email me with any questions you have! : )

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Education

Bachelor Degree in Music
Aug 1999 - Jun 2004
University of Central Florida

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Merritt Piano Instructor
Jun 2012
Music Teacher's Association of California

I joined MTAC in 2012 so that I could participate in the state wide music testing called "Certificate of Merritt".

Certificate of Merritt is a structure music learning program for motivated students who get evaluated on sight-reading, technique, ear training, performance, and tested in music theory at their level. There are levels which the students pass, starting with preparatory and then go all the way through level 9 and then level 10 is the top "Advanced" level.

I currently have two students working on the advanced level and have 14 other students work on various levels throughout the program.

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Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jun 2012

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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Photos & Videos

Music Lessons Introduction Video : )
I was performing at a backyard party and got to helping this young lady get the hang of being on stage with a band!
~ September, 2017

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A band photo from a CD release show where I was promoting my single "Soul Clouds". 
~October, 2017  Los Angeles, CA

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Setting up for an online performance in promotion of a concert  to support the "Tiny Homes" organization. 

~October, 2017 Los Angeles

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A current piano/vocal student of mine. This is the medal she earned for achieving above a 90% on her piano theory exam.

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An adult student whom I've been teaching for 4+ years.  She was working on her technique/scales in this picture.

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6 Reviews

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James Jun 22, 2018
Singing · Online

Aiyana is very helpful and easy to understand. She has developed her methods to teach me online. She has a lot of knowledge and has answered all my many questions fully and expertly. I love our lessons and look forward to many more.

Payal Jun 4, 2018
Piano · In home

Aiyana is a great music teacher. She has coached my son for more than 10 years, since he was 4 years old, She is able to work with young kids and teenagers and tailors her approach to their personality, to help them perform their best. I have seen her coach a number of students successfully over a number of years to help them develop a love of music and get proficient with their chosen instrument or type of music. I recommend Aiyana to anyone looking for a piano, flute or vocals teacher!

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Liliana Jun 2, 2018
Piano · In home

Ms.Aiyana is a very patient, energetic, and knowledgeable teacher. My kids enjoy her instruction and are becoming well-rounded piano players. She allows the kids to choose their own songs and keeps us parents informed on their progress. Twice a year she holds a recital with all her students and it is enjoyable to see the marked improvement of all her students. We are indeed lucky to be part of her program,

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Janice Jun 2, 2018
Piano · In studio

Aiyana is so helpful, experienced and professional! Each and every minute of lessons with her are jampacked with extremely helpful tips! I enjoy the lessons as they fly by because I learn so much while having so much fun! As I am a piano teacher myself, I find that Aiyana is an amazing instructor for all ages. For my continuing education as a music teacher, I have received so much benefit. Because she has been teaching piano for so long, in addition to voice and flute, she has been such an amazing piano mentor and teacher to me!

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Tina Jun 1, 2018
Piano · In home

Aiyana is a wonderful teacher who has a calm, patient, and engaging style. She has done wonders to reignite my daughter's passion for piano by collaborating to choose a pieces that my daughter wants to learn how to play. I highly recommend her as a piano teacher.

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Sunil May 31, 2018
Piano · In home

I have known Aiyana for almost 13 years. She has taught Piano to both my kids, my son as well as my daughter, during these years. She is a very knowledgeable piano teacher who also knows how to tailor lessons differently for each kid to maximize their interest and learning. I would highly recommend Aiyana to anyone who wants to start learning music, to take their music knowledge to the next level or to formalize their learning to appear for relevant certification exams.

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