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Aleena W.

Katy, TX

About Aleena W.

Background check: Last verified 11/17/2016
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Aleena teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: January 2009
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I've been teaching piano and art lessons for 7 years and I've been associated with TakeLessons for 6 of those years in 2 different cities.
I love helping my students learn to perform and acquire new skills and self confidence. I studied privately and then earned a Masters in Fine Art in 2004. I'm an encouraging, flexible and light-hearted individual and my teaching style includes the classical method and basic to intermediate theory integrated with contemporary methods.
I also employ an enjoyable environment and open communication with parents/guardians and adult students.
A 16 year old student whom was a virtuoso classical guitarist came to me because he never learned how to sight read. Within 6 months he was writing his own music!
I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I encourage anyone who is interested in learning to begin lessons with the knowledge that they can eventually create any kind of art they desire.
I continue to perform and create which enables me to sharpen and maintain my skills.
I hope to have an opportunity to meet you soon!!!
I encourage you to ask any questions you have!!!
*****I highly encourage scheduling only 30 minutes for children younger than 12 or beginners of any age. It is difficult for students to concentrate and enjoy their lesson if it lasts 45 minutes unless they are at a more intermediate or advanced stage. Students are more likely to enjoy piano if they enjoy their lessons.

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Experience

Music Instructor/ Performance and Music theory/composer

Jan 2009 - Present
TakeLessons and Self employed

Classical piano
Basic to intermediate music theory
Performance
Sketching-pencil, charcoal
Oil paint - abstract, realism, surrealism

Education

Masters Fine Art/Private study performance and music theory-piano

Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
Union Institute/Russell Wyndham Academy of Music

Masters Fine Art and private study

Jan 1974 - Jan 2004
Union Institute-Vermont/University of Houston/private study

Fine Art

Jan 1999 - Jun 2001
UH

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Music Theory

Jan 2005
Russel Wyndham Academy and Private Instruction

Beginning - Advanced Music Theory which is necessary to "sight read" any kind of music.

Awards

Certification Music Theory

Jan 2011
Russel Wyndham Academy

MFA

Jan 2004
Union Institute

Residency Award

Aug 2003
Vermont College

Residency Award

Jan 2003
Vermont College

Affiliations

Broadcast Music Inc.

Jan 2008
BMI

One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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8 Reviews on Aleena W.

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Sarah Jul 6, 2016
Drawing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter had her first art lesson with Eleena today, and she was welcoming, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She's really looking forward to her future lessons!
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Sarah Jul 6, 2016
Drawing · In home
Verified Student
My daughter had her first art lesson with Eleena today, and she was welcoming, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She's really looking forward to her future lessons!
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Easton W. May 31, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher for the little one!
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Jonathon L. Feb 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Aleena has been an amazing teacher for my son Isaac. Her level of
patience, knowledge and understanding with the ability to translate that in
a way that he can easily understand, I think is amazing.
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Tangy J. Sep 23, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is an amazing piano instructor.. She has truly been a blessing to me abd my daughter's life and teaching her how to play all types of music including classical music and her favorite song, "Fur Elise!" Aleena goes over and beyond to make sure her students are the "best of the best" and will not let them settle for anything less than that! I would recommend her to anyone who has a desire or passion for playing the piano and who loves the general aspect of music.. Aleena is patient, understanding, caring to all of her students and is always willing to help them reach their ultimate goals! Thanks so much for being an inspiration to me and my daughter and for helping her to create her musical path and finding a creative niche that she enjoys and wishes to pursue!
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Tim R. Sep 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Aleena is a wonderful teacher! She is knowledgeable, patient, and fun! Our daughter loves her and so do we! She is the best!
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Mrs. C. Aug 20, 2014
Piano · In home
We were more than happy with Aleena's instruction and highly recommend her.
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Shiloh B. Aug 16, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Aleena had taught my daughter more in the last six months than the previous teacher she had for two years. She's patient and thorough. We love her!
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